General Manager

Eagles Landing Restaurants
 Lumberton, NC

General Manager


The General Manager directs the operation of an assigned unit by performing the duties outlined below:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

These include the following:

  • Develop and maintain professional functional working relationships with IHOP restaurant hourly Team Members, Corporate and Regional Team Members, and guests.
  • Implement IHOP 101 Training program for all restaurant hourly Team Members to improve unit operations and the guest experience.
  • Execute annual financial, local restaurant marketing, guest service, and human resource objectives, strategies and tactics for assigned unit as defined by the current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and current operations plan.
  • Manage the restaurant floor and focus on regular contact with guest. Maintain the frequency of guest complaints within acceptable limits and handle complaints in a professional and timely manner. Ensure approved guest feedback system is in use and acted upon.
  • Comply with federal, state and local regulations that are applicable to assigned unit.
  • Recruit, train and retain Team Members in accordance with the current SOP and operations plan for the assigned unit. Maintain turnover within acceptable limits. Conduct on-going coaching and administer the restaurant hourly compensation plan. Assure the performance appraisals and merit increases (if applicable) are given as scheduled. Properly document performance problems. Communicate and enforce policies on 1)sexual harassment 2)discrimination, and 3)diversity. Maintain crew member appearance and uniform standards.
  • Ensure food is in compliance with SOP in the areas of specifications, recipes, plating and garnishes. Ensure food is presented well and served at appropriate temperatures, within standard ticket times.
  • Ensure adequate levels of food, paper, kitchen, safety, janitorial, uniform, linen and miscellaneous supplies. Set and adhere to pars. Order food on a timely basis. Keep inventory to a minimum with no out-of-stock items.
  • Ensure the proper operational condition of equipment, building structure and premises according to federal, state and local regulations and the SOP. Keep appliances and equipment well maintained. Keep smallwares, glassware and china adequately stocked. Maintain the interior and exterior appearance of the restaurant.
  • Ensure safety and sanitation practices are maintained according to federal, state and local regulations and SOP. Ensure that food is properly stored (labeled, dated and rotated) and proper temperatures are maintained. Enforce and monitor a deep cleaning schedule. Train Team Members on proper personal hygene and food handling.
  • Develop and maintain a safety program in the restaurant that incorporates a safety committee, safety meetings and information on the use of safety tools and procedures. Keep the frequency of accidents within acceptable limits.
  • Maintain a safe and secure restaurant. Keep the back door of the restaurant and the doors to the office locked at all times. Control guest checks and follow proper register/cash-handling procedures.
  • Implement national and local marketing promotions, including the use of the correct Point of Purchase (POP) materials, posters and placemats. Keep menus clean and in good condition. Use Family Friendly promotional items as described in the Family Friendly section of the SOP.
  • Complete all required reports and paperwork. Handle paperwork accurately and on a timely basis. Maintain personal files with appropriate employment and legal documents.
  • Perform other duties a assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise Assistant Manager, Crew Chief and restaurant hourly Team Members at assigned unit. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the Company unit. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training Team Members; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two to four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to speak and read English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of guests or restaurant Team Members.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understand to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

A valid Drivers License will be necessary to drive a car on Company business.

Other Skills and Abilities

Certification through assigned IHOP training courses.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here must be met by Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member regularly is required to stand, walk and sit. The Team Member frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The Team Member regularly must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Team Member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member regularly is exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The Team Member frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed frequently to toxic or caustic chemicals. The Team Member occasionally is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environmental is usually moderate.