This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 22/05/2017.
If you love Five Guys – this could be your dream job
American fast food chain Five Guys is advertising for someone to help run its new Croydon restaurant – with the perk of free food on offer while you work.
The popular burger restaurant is looking for an assistant manager when it opens in the former Yates’s pub in the High Street later this year.
The role involves assisting the general manager with the daily operations of running the restaurant, with a salary between £23,000 and £27,000 a year plus bonuses.
A job advert for the position reads: “The assistant manager will represent their Five Guys restaurant with inspirational leadership, passion, energy, knowledge and ensure every customer has a memorable experience.
“The assistant manager must coach and lead their team to serve perfect burgers and perfect fries, their restaurants must be clean and their customers to return as fanatics!”
In January it was reported that Five Guys wanted to convert the former Yates’s pub in the High Street – which has been boarded up since it closed in April 2015 – to a 209-seater eatery.
Five Guys confirmed to the Advertiser in April that the restaurant was due to open “around September time”.
Along with free on-shift food, the fast-food giant promises a performance based bonus scheme for whoever gets the job.
There is also a structured in-store and online training programme – with more than 50 per cent of managers at the company progressing internally.
An employee at Five Guys will also get 28 days paid holiday every year and a pension scheme after three months in the role.
John Eckbert, who is the CEO of Five Guys UK, previously said that the new restaurant will create 42 new jobs, although not all have been advertised for yet.
The restaurant could be the chain’s 15th location in London – with 13 already open across the capital and another due to open in Kensington soon.
The new Croydon branch would be the fifth south of the River Thames after restaurants were opened in Wimbledon, Putney, Greenwich and Kingston Upon Thames.