Whataburger started out with a simple goal: to serve a burger so big it took two hands to hold and so good that in one bite a customer would say "What a burger!". With exceptional growth plans, we're always looking for seasoned leaders to help create these extraordinary experiences. As an Area Manager, you'll drive operational excellence and make sure Whataburger high standards are met by making sure the restaurants in your market area are always clean, safe and ready for business. You'll also lead every part of the Family Member (employee) experience by inspiring others to exceed customer expectations. Our plans for the future will be powered by the action plans you create based on performance data and financial goals. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU: Competitive Salary Comprehensive Management Training Program (Whataburger University) Opportunities for Career Development and Growth Leadership and Development Program Incentive (based on eligibility) & Quarterly Bonus Program Whataburger Family Foundation and Scholarship Program Medical, Dental and Vision Plans & 401(k) Savings Plan Time Off Benefits Use of Company Vehicle Potential Relocation Assistance Whatagames (Ask us about this!) Discounted meals and so much more! As Whataburger grows, you can grow too. We're committed to developing the next generation of leaders for the restaurant industry. Leaders who will do things differently. Leaders who will lead the Whataburger Way. From Restaurant Team Member to Vice President, Whataburger provides training and opportunities for lifelong learning to ensure that all Family Members have the chance to grow and develop within the company. QUALIFICATIONS: At least (3) years of restaurant leadership experience Management responsibility of more than one restaurant in a quick-service or full-service chain restaurant organization preferred Driving is essential for this position so a valid driver's license with liability insurance, a good driving record and a satisfactory background check is required Advanced communication and negotiation skills along with the ability to motivate assigned staff Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with strong leadership skills Ability to prioritize and work on more than one project at the same time Advanced understanding of back-of-house systems, point-of-sale systems, restaurant operating systems, budgetary concepts and procedures, delegating projects, performance review process and the ability to prepare and present ideas/recommendations to colleagues, managers and direct reports Food Handlers Certification Food Safety Certification (requirement may vary based on city, county or state) REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience; Associate's degree preferred Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods of time Must be able to reach, bend, stoop, lift, shake, stir, pour, carry, and push on occasion Must be able to read (orders on tickets, menu board, receipts, etc.) Contact/immersion of hands in water, cleaning and sanitation solutions, meat products, poultry products, seafood, and produce items Frequent washing of hands Must be able to use computers, telephones, and office equipment This Job Posting does not contain an exhaustive list of all roles, activities, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the position. This description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position. Whataburger reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different activities be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel or workload, rush jobs, technological developments or other operational need). Whataburger is more than a burger chain. It's a place that feels like home to more than 43,000 employees who we call Family Members, and millions of customers. We take PRIDE in our work. We CARE for each other. And absolutely LOVE serving our customers. Whataburger is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, age, or other condition or status protected by law. Whataburger participates in the federal E-Verify Program. For more information go to E-Verify is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.