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What Does a Restaurant Manager Do?

Do you love providing a high-quality meal for someone? Do you enjoy using locally-sourced produce? Do you like to be involved in all aspects of a business including marketing, recruiting, and hiring staff, overseeing quality food production and menu planning? 

A restaurant manager is involved in all the day-to-day operations of a restaurant. They source food and monitor food quality and production. They hire and train staff along with making sure that guests have the best experience possible. Restaurant managers also order supplies, schedule staff, process payroll, and oversee the budget. 

If a restaurant manager sounds like an interesting career to you, learn more about Unity College’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management Sustainable Food and Farming.

Food Service Manager Fast Facts

Recommended Education 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary (2019) $55,320 per year
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 356,400
Projected Job Openings by 2028 38,500
Projected Growth Rate 16% (much faster than average)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018