Job Description

Our Client, a well-established QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) company is recruiting for an experienced Area Manager to to join their team and oversee a cluster of their restaurants.

Job Purpose:

The Area Manager will be responsible for 3 to 6 stores within a region and will be required to maintain and improve the performance of each store as well as manage all store team members and improve on productivity.

  • Prepare food-cost reports by gathering required information for each store and analysing information
  • Implement food-cost action plans
  • Monitor expenditure of all stores under your control ensuring all budgets adhered too
  • Ensure all stores are adequately staffed to deliver 100% customer service
  • Ensure monthly audits of all stores in assigned areas
  • Respond to and follow-up on all customer complaints in assigned areas
  • Visit stores in assigned areas according to an organized work schedule
  • Train and correct store staff in assigned areas, in implementing correct procedures
  • Liaise with the Training and Development Manager to ensure all training is correctly conducted and recorded for stores in assigned areas
  • Ensure all stores practice correct food safety and sanitation procedures
  • Ensure all stores in assigned areas achieve the requisite pass on all audits
  • Follow ups to be duly conducted for failed audits in the applicable stores, within set timeframes
  • Together with Store Management, draft action plans based on audit results and ensure effective execution
  • Ensure repairs and maintenance is actioned and follow-ups done for stores in assigned areas (costs to be maintained within the store’s budget)
  • Directs the compliance of workers with established company policies, procedures, and standards (e.g., safekeeping of company funds and property, personnel and grievance practices, adherence to policies governing acceptance and processing of customer credit card charges etc.)
  • Conduct disciplinary hearings and investigations with the assistance of HR
  • Inspect premises of assigned area stores to ensure adequate security exists and that physical facilities comply with safety and environmental codes and ordinances
  • Review operational records and reports of stores in assigned areas, to project sales and determine store profitability
  • Co-ordinate sales and promotional activities of stores in assigned areas, to ensure sales budgets are achieved with the Marketing team
  • Reports as required on sales, labor, food cost and P&L performance
  • Attend to customer complaints and assist as far as possible
  • 3 to 5 years related experience in the fast-food/Restaurant/ QSR industry.
  • Fast food restaurant industry
  • Strong Operationally
  • Financial acumen
  • Experience in running multiple stores
  • Strong personality
Salary: Market related (negotiable based on level of experience)

Working hours: 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday with 1 x off day a week (Monday to Thursday), and 1 x weekend off a month


Should you wish to apply for the position, please apply directly via this job board, please ensure that you quote reference number 202212 subject heading or email body.

Surgo (Pty) Ltd will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity (EE) and is committed in maintaining diversity in its’ appointments. Surgo (Pty) Ltd, therefore also encourages people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, should you not receive feedback within three months upon submission, you can assume your application was unsuccessful and we encourage you to reapply. Please note that as a registered member of APSO, Surgo (PTY) Ltd. does not hold applicants accountable for any application fee.

Your CV will be kept on our database for us to contact you should any future vacancies become available. If you do not wish for us to keep your CV for any other positions, please email


Employee Type
Full-Time Regular
Johannesburg Gauteng
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