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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location 231 W. Willow Street
Lafayette, Louisiana

About this job

The Job:  

As a SONIC Drive-In General Manager, you are responsible for overseeing and managing the daily operations of the Drive-In to provide quality food in a clean, safe, and efficient manner so that guests will have an enjoyable experience at the Sonic Drive-In. As the highest management position within the Drive-In, you are accountable for the Drive-In and its operations.  Responsibilities include:

•	Hiring, training, managing, supervising, directing, and developing Great People ready to serve a SuperSONIC experience to every guest
•	Demonstrating a Fair, Firm, Fun leadership approach, and leading by example
•	Managing a profit and loss statement to exceed expectations every week, month, and year
•	Swiftly resolving employee concerns with a thoughtful approach
•	Celebrating team successes and coaching for better performance
•	Setting expectations and providing clear and continuous feedback
•	Creating an upbeat positive atmosphere during the shift that makes work fun
•	Helping employees understand the big picture and their role by sharing the “why” behind tasks 
•	Understanding how to use metrics to evaluate Drive-In performance and make necessary improvements
•	Getting out in the community, making a difference, and growing sales for your Drive-In and the brand
•	Maintaining and enforcing SONIC safety and sanitation standards
•	Relentlessly complying with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations

What You’ll Need:

•	Prior management experience; restaurant or retail industry highly preferred (subject to franchise discretion)
•	High standards for self and the team
•	Positive attitude, especially during rushes or stressful situations
•	Resiliency – trying different approaches to solve a problem; working to get better every day
•	Eagerness to learn and grow professionally and personally
•	Ability to prioritize and complete tasks accordingly
•	Excellent leadership and communication skills
•	Associate’s degree in Business or related field preferred (subject to franchise discretion)
•	Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays

The Fine Print:
As required by applicable law, SONIC Drive-In franchise organizations will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Additional General Manager Requirements:
●	High school diploma or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management or related fields are preferred
●	Minimum of two (2) years of restaurant management experience (QSR preferred), experience running shifts without supervision
●	Required to work a minimum 5 day workweek with 4 closing shifts (or 4 day workweek guaranteed) including irregular hours, nights, weekends and holidays
●	Knowledge of recruiting, interviewing and selection practices
●	Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations
●	Leadership and supervisory practices and skills; effective verbal and written communication skills
●	Basic accounting and computer skills
●	Ability to follow directions and work with autonomy once given directions; ability to multi-task and successfully solve problems
●	Problem solving, decision-making and conflict-resolution skills
●	Willingness to abide by the appearance, uniform and hygiene standards at SONIC

Job Benefits

Sure, classic cars and vintage threads may be things of the past, but the Sonic Drive-In experience will always be groovy, right on, awesome, wicked, fab, the bee’s knees, cruisin’ . . . you get the picture!  It’s downright sensational!! 

All that’s missing is you, so APPLY TODAY!

SONIC and its independent franchise owners are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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Posting ID: 578148697 Posted: 2024-06-16 Job Title: General Manager