General Manager – Guss World-Famous Fried Chicken Santa Ana


Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions

General Manager – Guss World-Famous Fried Chicken Santa Ana Orange County CA
$65000 – $85000

A new opportunity from BMRS Hospitality Recruitment

Born out of a small, local tavern in Mason, TN over 60 years ago by a husband-and-wife team, Gus’s World-Famous Chicken started locally with grass roots, word-of-mouth beginnings. Eventually, they built a free-standing restaurant on their property. It was passed down to their son, Gus, and the rest is history! Word spread quickly of the delicious fried chicken. Not to be confused with Nashville hot chicken; Gus’s serves southern spicy fried chicken – hand battered and made to order! All their southern sides are made in-house daily; from shredding fresh cabbage for their coleslaw to cutting potatoes for their potato salad. Most of their sides tend to be on the sweeter side to pair perfectly with their chicken. Gus’s has been featured in GQ, Forbes, LA Times, and many more publications touting them the best in the world!

Franchised in Southern CA, Gus’s Fried Chicken opened their first Los Angeles restaurant in Mid City 2016. Since then, they have added three locations in Burbank, Oakland, and Santa Ana, keeping their menu straight-forward, simple, and delicious! Each location is full-service and open 7 days a week from 11:30am – 8:30pm. This is a great opportunity to join an awesome team and a reputable concept!

Gus’s is seeking a professional, hands-on General Manager to lead the team at their Santa Ana location. Candidates must be guest-focused and appreciate the value of great customer service. Someone with a fun, energetic attitude that thrives in a fast-paced, unique concept.

General Manager Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all needs of the business
  • Manage costs
  • Guide and lead the team
  • Focus on food quality, food safety, and sanitation
  • Create a positive and fun working environment
  • Take ownership of the business to increase sales and profitability
  • Awareness of restaurant cleanliness, team appearance, and productivity
  • Set an example to the team by providing excellent hospitality and service at all times
  • Anticipate the needs of the restaurant and act upon them

General Manager Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience as a General Manager or Assistant General Manager preferably in a similar style restaurant
  • Proven track record in leading and motivating a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Exceptional standards for cleanliness, health, and safety
  • Flexible schedule including mornings, nights, weekends, and on holidays
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Be able to stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Experience in restaurant opening a plus
  • Process driven and able to implement operating procedures that will continue to maximize efficiency

Compensation Package Includes:

  • Base salary in the $65-85k range DOE
  • Bonus Potential
  • Medical insurance
  • PTO Plan
  • Work-Life Balance

Please do not reach out to Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken directly.
Qualified applicants will be contacted.
Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions (BMRS), a Southern California based Hospitality Recruitment and Placement firm, has established relationships with and represents the most acclaimed independent fine dining restaurants in the U.S., celebrity chef restaurant groups, casual restaurant companies, luxury hotels, country clubs and distinguished private chef clients.

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