General Manager

  • El Pollo Loco
  • Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 23, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Have you ever envisioned leading a team to success or dared to help manage a million-dollar business? Well here's your opportunity to live the dream! Put your team-building skills to the test and bring us your passion, energy and strong customer service skills. We'll provide you with an awesome training program, great mentors and an exceptional team that will help you launch your career. The rest is up to you!

What's in it for you !

We offer eligible Employees the following Benefits/Perks:

Medical + Dental + Vision Insurance 401(K) Plan with match and immediate vesting Flexible Spending Accounts Basic Life and AD&D/Long Term Disability Tuition Reimbursement Program (General Manager and Assistant Manager only) Meal Discounts

General Manager Job Summary:

Manages, coaches, recognizes performance, directs activities and establishes priorities for Assistant Managers, Shift Leaders, and Crew members for efficient and effective restaurant operations. Measuring, creating and ensuring exceptional guest experiences Coordinating and implementing new product introductions and procedures in the restaurant Ensuring execution and compliance with all security, food safety, quality, and cleanliness standards Maintaining cost controls and meeting the sales/profit goals Administering all in-restaurant records and procedures including payroll, inventories, security and employee personnel files Leading restaurant management team in recruitment, selection, hiring, retention, employee relations and corrective action Ensuring a respectful and diverse workplace exists in the restaurant


Experience: Must be an EPL Assistant Manager or have the equivalent of 2 years or more of management experience, preferably in a restaurant environment. Familiarity with Point-Of-Sale systems is desired. Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred, and college education desired Communication: Excellent written and verbal English communication skills (second language a plus) Competencies: Basic math and computer skills, and strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills Driving/Vehicle: Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle that may be used for company business. Food Handler Card: Must have a Serve Safe Certificate at time of hire or obtain a Serve Safe Certificate and pass the EPL Food Safety Audit (FSA) class upon hire, where applicable Physical Demands: The General Manager regularly stands, walks, talks, hears, uses close and distance vision, tastes or smells, lifts 20 lbs., and repetitively reaches/handles/feels/grasps objects with their hands. The position occasionally stoops/kneels/crouches/crawls and lifts objects weighing up to 40 lbs.

Job Details:

Work Hours: Full-Time schedule, and may work any shift including opening, mid-day, and closing. The great news is that our restaurants are not open 24 hours! Career Advancement/Career Plan: We promote heavily from within, so from a GM you can develop to become an Area Leader, then Director of Operations, and beyond! Work Attire: EPL logo'd shirt will be provided, and black slacks and no-slip shoes are required Ensuring a respectful and diverse workplace exists in the restaurant

Company & Culture

For over 35 years El Pollo Loco continues to dominate the market in delivering the best citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken. We opened our first restaurant in 1980 in Los Angeles, and today we are over 450 restaurants strong and still growing!From our products to our people, we're truly amazing!