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  • 10 years of managerial experience with a national casual dining chain
    • 5 years as a General Manager at locations doing up to $4 million in annual sales
  • Ability to build sales at every location he worked at
  • Troubleshooter for locations in the market, has quickly turned around underperforming units
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    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is highly motivated to achieve goals. Great comprehension of what it takes to operate a successful business that is profitable and creates a superior dining experience for the guest. Extremely high work ethic and would not hesitate to do whatever it takes to succeed and achieve goals." - Former Peer

    "During our time working together I was very pleased with his performance. He took all direction and feedback that I gave in strive and delivered the results I was looking for in the business."
    - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Full Service Experience]]>
  • 10+ years of Full Service General Manager experience with National Restaurant Concepts
  • GM experience with restaurants exceeding $3-4 million per year in sales
  • Extensive new store opening experience
  • Outstanding communicator and can rally his team behind him
  • Moving to Central Arkansas this summer
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    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He knows how to do this job with his eyes closed. He has done this for years and knows exactly what he is doing." - Former Supervisor

    "He is very efficient when it comes to the goals of the company and completing paperwork on time. He always had everything in order for the end of week, end of month, and end of quarter reports and meetings." - Former Supervisor

    "He is wonderful dealing with guests and is quick to turn around any negative experience that would arise in regards to customer service." -
    Former Peer

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - High Volume Experience]]>
  • 4+ years of General Manager experience at a Full Service concept doing over $3.5 million in sales
  • Strong developer of talent; several Managers who worked under him have become GM's of other stores in the company
  • Called upon to turn around underperforming locations and open new stores; turned one store which received daily customer complaints into one with high Guest Satisfaction Scores
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    Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He strives for the highest quality in everything he does. He is constantly strategizing about the best ways to accomplish both his and the company’s goals. He is very conscious and strategic about food costs, best practices, and cleanliness." - Peer

    "He is always customer-focused and strives to help every person leave his restaurant with a “beyond satisfied” feeling. He is a continual learner — he always strives to learn and grow from those around him." - Peer

    "He has opened and managed a number of brand new restaurants. He has trained his staff extremely well, to where the restaurants flow seamlessly without him there." - Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Full Service Concept]]>
  • Several years of General Manager experience with Nationally Recognized Full Service Restaurants
  • Training General Manager experience
  • Restaurant General Manager experience at Full Service concepts doing over $5 million in sales annually
    • One concept this candidate was able to raise weekly sales from 60k to over 110k per week 
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    Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is a terrific people manager. Staff and managers truly adore him and will do anything for him because he treats his team well, holds them accountable, educates and takes the time to develop them. He has a strong history of delivering on or exceeding targets whether it be P&L, customer metrics, turnover, etc." - Former Supervisor

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    <![CDATA[General Manager - District Manager - Casual Dining]]>
  • 7+ years General Manager experience at National Full Service chains
  • Multi-Unit experience
  • Oversaw two stores that are in the top-5 nationwide among franchised units in this company
  • Loyalty Rewards program is 10% higher than the average franchised rate
  • Troubleshooted chaotic restaurants, turning them into well-run, profitable stores
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    <![CDATA[General Manager - Full Service Concept]]>
  • 12 years of Management experience with the same company
    • 8 years of GM experience at a restaurant doing between 80-110k per week in sales
  • Strong with cost control; is currently the Food Cost lead in her District
  • Cut turnover percentage from 170% to under 80%
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    <![CDATA[Restaurant General Manager - Fast Casual Background]]>
  • 3+ years of GM experience with National Fast Casual Concepts
  • 1 year of District Manager experience with a National Family Style Concept
  • Strong ability to build sales; this candidate opened a location where sales were 17% over what corporate projected
  • Runs strong numbers; with a past employer, this person was #1 company-wide in a National Fast Casual concept in Food Cost, Cleanliness, Guest Service, and inventory metrics
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    Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EDT "He is the whole package. I am a District Manager currently which he taught me all I know today. I was his manager trainee at the time." - Former Employee

    "He is an absolute empathetic people pleaser. He maintains 100% composure in stressful of situations It was always a pleasure to go into his restaurant." - Former Supervisor

    "He has strong leadership and communication skills and posses the ability to bring out the best in people." - Former Employer

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