Assistant Manager - Slim Chickens - NWA

Slim Chickens Support Center and Company Stores Fayetteville, AR $40000.00 to $50000.00 per year


The Assistant Manager’s primary duty is management of the daily operations of the restaurant to ensure the overall goal of outstanding guest service.  The Assistant Manager manages the day-to-day activities of Shift Leaders and other hourly staff.   In the absence of the General Manager, the Assistant Manager is the highest-ranking member of the management team in the restaurant and had direct responsibility for overseeing the financial results, operations, staff development, customer service and compliance with all Company policies, procedures, standards and specifications.    



  • Oversee all day-to-day restaurant operations to ensure Company standards for quality food, service and sanitation are met.
  • Manage and supervise Shift Leaders and hourly staff.
  • Assign and direct daily work responsibilities for staff.
  • Order inventory for all areas and operations to ensure restaurant is stocked with appropriate levels of product.
  • Reconcile cash registers at open and close of each shift.
  • Maintain all records as required by Company policies and procedures, and in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Maintain staff compliance with Company policies, procedures, standards and specifications.
  • Maintain staff compliance with state and federal laws governing safety and food handling.


  • Recruit, interview, select and hire quality staff for all positions.   
  • Conduct orientation and train Shift Leaders and other hourly staff to ensure employees perform their respective jobs.
  • Perform performance reviews of Shift Leaders at General Manager’s request and other hourly staff on regular basis.  Provide ongoing feedback, coaching and counseling to Shift Leaders and hourly staff regarding areas such as production, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Perform counseling, disciplinary action or termination of employment of Shift Leaders and other hourly staff.
  • Recommend any promotion, advancement, or other status change of Shift Leaders and other hourly staff to General Manager.
  • Adjust work schedules and hours of work of Shift Leaders and hourly staff, as needed, to ensure all shifts are covered.  Recommend any scheduling or shift changes to General Manager.
  • Approve overtime as necessary for hourly staff.


  • Display exemplary and professional attitude and appearance at all times.
  • Listen and communicate effectively with General Manager, Shift Leaders and hourly staff, guests, vendors and the community.
  • Conduct management and staff meetings, as directed by General Manager.
  • Follow General Manager’s direction and accomplish objectives set by General Manager.
  • Review objectives with Shift Leaders and hourly staff as necessary.
  • Delegate appropriate tasks and responsibilities as necessary.
  • Resolve employee complaints, questions or concerns as necessary. 


  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including extended hours.
  • Periods of standing and walking, as necessary.
  • Frequent contact with guests, requiring tact and courtesy.
  • Frequent contact with subordinates, requiring direction and supervision.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate well.
  • Proficient math skills and comfort with numbers.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Demonstrates maturity and professional demeanor at all times.
  • Friendly, outgoing personality.
  • Well-groomed, professional appearance.
  • Positive attitude and self-disciplined.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid time off
  • Life Insurance


Slim Chickens is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all open positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, and physical or mental disability.


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