Host / Expeditor / Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 May 2017
What can I really say that hasn't been said about every casual/family restaurant already? As a server you'll make less than minimum wage, but you'll get tips. The tips are okay, but not great. This is not the kind of restaurant where people commonly tip lavishly, nor the kind where the bills get staggeringly high.
Bad aspects: often understaffed when stupidly busy when it's very slow you don't make money management is hit and miss - won't get into specifics b/c that's specific to each location no automatic gratuity for large groups except kids' pizza parties
Good aspects: flexible scheduling and a very convenient online schedule system, makes shift trades easy casual dining - this can be good or bad good food and 50% off staff meals during shift
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Barrhaven, ON – 1 May 2017
Being in the kitchen works you. Especially during rushes. Though, there were no times at which I felt that it was unfair. It teaches you to adapt and at the location I worked at the management was on-point for teaching you what you need to know and helping you when you got swamped. Other than that, its a job like any other. work for money.
Phone Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 28 April 2017
There's was always a new experience everyday, I worked while also attending school and found it quite easy to balance my time. I learned a lot about time management, especially in such a fast-paced environment like a restaurant. My managers were great! Super chill and easy to talk to. If I had any problems I knew I could go to them and resolve it right away. While I had a lot of say in my when I worked, there was little flexibility in terms of overtime and such. Overall, my favourite part of the job was the people I worked with; I always had a great time with my co-workers.
Cook (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 April 2017
All about teamwork here. Found that it helps that most of the employees are the same age, so we all got along just fine. Hardest part of the job, is when you get slammed. You tend to feel very rushed and make mistakes. All in all good Fun.
I found working in the dough making position was very tough, physically. It was repetitive and that made it difficult sometimes to work. The management was okay, not great, but many of them were friendly. I enjoyed the 50% while working.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Rockland, ON – 20 April 2017
Now this job was my first job, and usually those are not always the best of positions however this was one of the worst.
I was working as a Line Cook, oh wait let me clarify that. I was SUPPOSED TO BE working as a Line Cook, that was what I had been hired to do but instead I got stuck 8 hours most days doing dishes.
That's only the start of the nonsense.
My schedule was busy enough with long school days, but evidently that didn't seem to matter to the managers because they would book me after a 9 hour day to come do a 8 hour shift basically washing dishes.
I sincerely hope that the management has since improved how they schedule people.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – 18 April 2017
Very much enjoyed the freedom of the atmosphere. Always off to doing something in the kitchen so you're always on your feet. It's a place you get to really enjoy once you fulfill a position for a period of time.
Customers are in a good mood so long as you do your job.