Careers at Fast Food Restaurants

Working at a fast food restaurant can be a great part time job or turn into a very rewarding career.

The industry is always growing and looking for new people to work as cooks, cashiers, hosts, servers, and managers. It takes a lot of people to make your favorite fast food joints successful, so if you are interested in starting a career at a restaurant, you’ve come to the right place. Many part-time fast food jobs offer tons of benefits, like flexible working hours, free or discounted food,  and the opportunity to advance. It is quite common to start working for a fast food restaurant in an entry-level role and be promoted to a shift lead or managerial role after gaining some experience.

Landing a job as a restaurant manager in the fast food industry is a great place to build your career. You can work full time in the restaurant, help train team members, and set goals for the restaurant to acheive. It is a very important position, and all fast food places need managers. Often, there are both assistant managers and general managers that work together to make business decisions, ensure customer satisfaction, and oversee the team of employees.

If you work for a fast food restaurant, it is important to keep in mind that customer service is key. Whether you land a job as a delivery driver or a cashier, you will need to be comfortable communicating with customers, answering questions about the menu, taking orders, and resolving customer complaints. While most people that visit the restaurant will enjoy their food, there is always a chance of getting an angry or upset customer.

All fast food restaurants have corporate offices that are in need of part-time and full-time employees in departments like finance, marketing, human resources, operations, corporate communications. Corporate careers in the fast food industry will also continue to grow as many restaurants expand their footprint across the world. Most of these corporate positions will require at least a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent, but it is always worth looking up the requirements for the role if you are interested.

As you prepare to look for a job in fast food, be sure to have your resume up to date, as well as your references and availability ready upon request. And while fast food joints are typically casual, it is a good idea to still dress and act professional if you have an interview.

Visit the career pages below for the most popular fast food restaurants.