How much does a Fast Food Cook make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Fast Food Cook in the United States is $10 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $9 and $12. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Job Description for Fast Food Cook

Fast Food Cook prepares food for service in a fast-food or short-order setting following pre-set guidelines. Measures, mixes, and seasons menu items according to the facility's standards. Being a Fast Food Cook may require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Fast Food Cook possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Zoe's Kitchen, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops and operates a chain of fast-casual restaurants. It operates a range of restaurant formats, including in-line, end-cap, and free-standing restaurants. As of February 22, 2018, the company operated owned and franchised 249 restaurants in 20 states of the United Sta... More
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