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Company: Sonic Drive-In
Location: Rochester, NY
Career Level: Director
Industries: restaurants



General Manager/Operating Partner

Immediate Supervisor:
Market Supervisor/Multi-Unit Supervisor


Position Summary:
This position is the highest management position at the drive-in and is responsible for leading and managing the drive-in's operations and employees.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Recruit, interview, hire, onboard, train, manage, direct, coach, lead, schedule, assign, discipline, and terminate the drive-in's assistant managers and employees
  • Manage drive-in employees' compensation levels pursuant to company guidelines
  • Supervise, lead, and manage all aspects of drive-in operations to provide an optimal guest experience
  • Manage opening and/or closing duties
  • Handle and properly escalate guest issues/concerns
  • Handle and properly escalate employee issues/concerns
  • Manage, plan, forecast, and adjust the drive-in's food, labor, paper, and inventory to maximize cost-control, operational efficiency, quality standards, and customer service
  • Lead regular team meetings to ensure employees are focused on operational standards and guest service
  • Manage and maintain all drive-in recordkeeping
  • Prepare and maintain all necessary operational reports
  • Develop, implement, and manage action plans regarding local marketing and business performance
  • Ensure proper maintenance of drive-in and equipment
  • Supervise and manage vendor performance
  • Comply with and enforce all company policies, procedures, and operational standards
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Manage regular cleaning and sanitation duties pursuant to operational standards
  • Regular attendance


  • As needed, perform all station duties (fountain & frozen, dresser, front swamp, back swamp, grill, switchboard, expeditor, food prep, and drive-thru (if applicable)) to meet operational standards
  • As needed, perform regular cleaning and sanitation duties - including trash disposal, mopping, sweeping, washing dishes and food preparation tools, wiping counters, sanitizing food preparation areas, cleaning equipment, and emptying used grease - pursuant to operational standards
  • Move and stock food product weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required

Time/Shift Expectations:
Minimum of 50 hours per week; irregular hours; nights; weekends; and holidays

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Education
  • Required - High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred - Advanced studies in business, restaurant management, or related fields
  • Experience
  • At least three years of restaurant management experience (QSR preferred)
  • Experience running a restaurant shift without supervision
  • Experience recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and managing employees
  • Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws (e. g. , wage and hour laws; EEO laws, etc.)
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety laws and regulations
  • Basic computer, math, accounting, and reading skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving, multi-tasking, decision-making, leadership, time-management, and conflict-resolution skills

Work Environment:
Continuous standing, bending, reaching, moving, stooping, stretching, and lifting in a restaurant environment; frequent exposure to heat and hot liquid shortening while cooking; frequent exposure to freezer when stocking food items; occasional exposure to extreme temperatures based on variable weather conditions

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