History of Chili’s Grill & Bar

This restaurant chain was founded by Larry Lavine and now has over 1400 casual dining restaurants. Most of Chili’s Grill & Bars are located in the United States and Canada. Chili’s is owned by Brinker International, which also owns On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Chili’s started out in a converted postal station on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, Texas. They opened on March 13, 1975 with Lavine’s concept of creating an informal full-service dining restaurant with a menu featuring different types of hamburgers offered at affordable prices. The brand proved to be very successful and by the early 1980’s there were 22 more Chili’s locations in the region, all featuring similar Southwest décor. Lavine sold his company in 1983 to Norman E. Brinker, who was previously part of the Pillsbury restaurant group. Chili’s now has locations in all 50 states and 28 international locations.


Hours of Operation:  Sun-Thurs: 11:00am-11:00pm; Fri-Sat: 11:00am-12:00am

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Shift Manager, Assistant Manager, Store Manager, Sandwich Artist, District Manager

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  There is no room for negotiation; the hourly rate is already set.


Job description/ Average wage

Server / Waitress: You’re going to be in charge of working with the public taking orders, cleaning the table, as well as making sure that the food is cooked to perfection.  Like many other waitstaff based jobs, you’re going to help with other duties such as cleaning, running the register, printing tickets, as well as bringing food back to the table.  The average wage is anywhere from $2 to $15 a hour plus tips.

Line Cook: You’re going to work in the kitchen assisting the other cooks.  You’re going to make sure that the food is prepped, as well as ensure that all the ingredients are stocked appropriately such as lettuce, tomatoes and more.  You will also help with keeping the kitchen clean, and cooking the food to perfection.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $15 a hour.

Dishwasher: You’re going to help bus the tables, where you will clean them off, wipe them and bring them back to the kitchen.  You will also help the kitchen staff with cleaning pots, pans and more.  You will clean the dishes, and stock them in the appropriate places.  The average wage for this job is anywhere from $7 to $10 a hour.

Assistant Manager: You’re going to assist the main manager with any duties that need help with.  You’re going to help with opening and closing the restaurant, interacting with the customers, as well as making sure that each customer is happy with his/her food purchase.  The average wage is anywhere from $39,000 to $55,000 a year.

Restaurant Manager: The place to work where awesome food, great times and incredible career opportunities are abundant. Chili’s Grill & Bar boast of their generosity of Spirit and Community involvement along with their commitment to their employees.  Restaurant Manager usually starts with a salary in the range of $31k a year.

Benefits:

Chili’s Grill & Bar offer some real awesome benefits such as highly competitive salary based on experience, Medical, Dental, Vision benefits are offered after only thirty days of employment. Chili’s Grill & Bar offer a very obtainable quarterly bonus, flexible spending plans and tuition assistance. They offer their employee’s the opportunity to have a 401 (k) savings plan with company matching funds.  Managing Partner Program for top performing GM’s, along with paid vacation every six months.

Of course they also provide a Health Club/ Fitness reimbursement. Chili’s Grill & Bar usually do not advertise their openings on the web instead they do ask that you visit their local stores to find out what is available.

Atmosphere and Perks

The company offers wide range of benefits even for those who are in the entry level position. Newly hired workers can enjoy competitive salary, flexible schedules, may also get access to paid training opportunities and career growth potential. Eligible employees can avail retirement benefits, access health and wellness programs, insurance coverage, receive financial planning assistance in the form of 401(k) retirement plans and also employee assistance programs. Bonus incentives also await employees who perform their best.

Interview Questions

What are your skills that are best suited for Chillis?

Are you good in mixing drinks?

How will you handle customers who have been disorderly due to being drunk?

How will you apply customer service?

Can you deal with difficult customers and co-workers?

Who are you as a team member?

Can you describe your experiences with the previous job you have?

What experiences do you have in handling financial matters?

Can you work well even if you are in a hectic and heated environment?

How flexible is your time?

How long do you intend to work in this company?

Interview Tips

If you are really interested to work at Chillis, you should perform well during the job interview. The interview process involves two phases – the first stage is conducted by assistant manager to assess your skills for the job and your desire to work in the company and there will be series of pre-employment examination to assess skills and personality and gauge behavioral test’ if you succeed in the first step, y9ou can now proceed to the second stage. When you come for an interview, make sure you are in a business attire. Be tactful and sincere in answering the questions. Demonstrate your skills and make sure you exude your self confidence.

How to apply

You can find out more about salary and benefits by visiting the local Chili’s Grill & Bar or visit their website at: http://www.chilis.com/EN/Pages/employment.aspx