3 SQUARES RESTAURANT Front of House Manager Salary in the United States

How much does an Front of House Manager make at companies like 3 SQUARES RESTAURANT in the United States? The average salary for Front of House Manager at companies like 3 SQUARES RESTAURANT in the United States is $51,087 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $44,446 and $57,728. Salary ranges 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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The following is a description of the overall accountabilities and responsibilities for a Manager with the Blue Plate Restaurant Company. This description is fairly broad in its approach to the position; the expected day to day tasks will be outlined in other documentation. As the restaurant business can be dynamic and changing it should be known that the job includes but is not limited to the duties and responsibilities listed herein. It is up to the Manager to solve any and all problems to the best of their ability and in the best interest of the business, regardless of the day of the week or the time of the day. If incidents or problems occur which the Manager is incapable of solving, the GM must be contacted.

Mission Statement

“Passionate hospitality & craveable flavors fuel our communities”

What is Passionate Hospitality?

The act of receiving and entertaining guests in a friendly and generous way; it is making them feel

welcome. Creating hospitality with guests is crucial to our success. We build relationships. How can

YOU exhibit hospitality every day?

Core Values

  • Passionate Hospitality-Driven: We wrap our guests and each other in a blanket of warmth and care.
  • Genuine: We’re true to ourselves and value sincerity, honesty, positivity and reliability.
  • Creative: We act with an entrepreneurial spirit through collaboration, and strive to connect new ideas with business realities.
  • Proud: We are energetic and enthusiastic, take pride in our restaurants, and have an ability to make hard work fun.
  • Gutsy: We're smart and our actions are bold, insightful, and confident.
  • Accountable: We Take Personal Responsibility for our actions and results

Don’t forget the 4 directives of hospitality: LOOK AT ME, SMILE AT ME, TALK TO ME, THANK ME

In addition to our Core Values, we strive to:

  • uphold our reputation as a quality, locally owned & operated business increase profitability
  • increase measurable growth, both financially and professionally
  • exceed a continually higher standard, to which we will hold ourselves and each other

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Leadership - The Manager is expected to lead by example in all areas. Enthusiastic dedication, professionalism and positive leadership have the greatest impact on the team. The Manager must organize, energize, develop and lead a diverse work group with BPRC’s Mission Statement and Core Values as the guiding principles.

  • Create a culture, atmosphere and environment of Passionate Hospitality
  • Running great shifts using great people and creating relationships with guests
  • Hiring great people and not compromising standards
  • Training and upholding people to company standards
  • Communicating to team members clearly and effectively
  • Communicating to GM and fellow managers clearly and effectively
  • Identifying opportunities and taking swift action to correct behavior
  • Always looking for sales opportunities

Development of Team Members – The Managers are responsible for the development and cohesiveness of hourly team members in his/her assigned department (varies from store to store). This can be done in the following ways:

  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Development Plans & Support
  • Giving & soliciting consistent and constructive feedback
  • Measuring and documenting team members successes and opportunities

Profitable Financial Operations - The Manager is held accountable to the store being a profitable operation. Key areas to this are:

  • Understanding of Profit & Loss statement and what impacts it
  • Understands the budget and how to impact it
  • Comprehension of financial reporting platform:
  • Daily Sales Reporting
  • Inventory
  • Understands costs and how they impact the financial statements, specifically the ones that relate to his/her specific department.
  • Prime Costs - labor, food, beverage
  • Controllable Costs - i.e. office supplies, marketing, training & education, printing
  • Non-controllable Costs - rent, insurance, salaried payroll
  • Understands productive scheduling and is held accountable for:
  • Writing schedules to budgeted labor percentage
  • Managing to those numbers daily
  • Reviewing opportunities and taking action to correct shortcomings

Develop and Implement Marketing Initiatives - This is a key element to running a successful business. Managers will work closely with their General Manager to ensure all initiatives align with the store and company brand standards and are encouraged to identify opportunities. Initiatives include, but are not limited to the following:

  • In-store promotions
  • Community involvement
  • Off-Site events (both charitable and profitable)
  • Media involvement (print, television, radio)
  • Social Media
  • Employee engagement

Training – Managers are to assist the General Manager in the training of all employees. Managers are to work with GM to ensure training processes are in place.

  • A welcoming orientation
  • Training Plan specific to the department
  • FOH Alcohol Compliance
  • Department Trainers
  • Training Materials (online and print)
  • Initiative Implementation & Integration (menu, policy, standards, execution/operations)

Hiring It all starts with hiring hospitable people - both FOH and BOH. Employees at Blue Plate must have a natural ability to take care of the guest. To do this, Managers must strive to hire the best people by using all available tools and resources.

  • Recruiting using both traditional and non-traditional methods
  • Pre-Screening and interviewing all candidates using BPRC interview standards
  • Selecting people who fit our brand - hospitality, appearance, enthusiasm
  • Creating personnel files and communicating documentation requirements

Facilities – Managers are responsible for working with the GM to maintain the entire facilities of the store. This is to ensure cleanliness and consistent operation of the restaurant.

  • Sanitation: Maintain standards of cleanliness through daily cleaning company and employee standards
  • Equipment: Perform thoughtful consistent maintenance checks on all equipment. Possess base knowledge for the functions of all equipment.
  • Health Department: Follow all safety & sanitation standards
  • Exterior: Maintain eye-appealing exterior. Ensure back dock is cleaned daily, any flowers are watered regularly, all snow removal is timely, all garbage and debris is swept continuously throughout the day
  • Interior: Keeping all employees on task with cleanliness responsibilities throughout their shifts


Culinary - The Manager is responsible for working closely with Chef and Sous Chefs to ensure adherence to Executive Team expectations and guidelines.

  • Understand and Support Executive Team initiatives
  • Hold all team members FOH & BOH accountable for adherence to expectations
  • Conversing and coaching on a daily basis
  • Give feedback to Chef on food quality and BOH sanitary practices for food handling cleanliness
  • Will uphold all ServSafe guidelines both FOH & BOH


  • College degree is preferred. Bachelor of Science degree in hotel/restaurant management is desirable. A combination of practical experience and education will be considered as an alternative.
  • Knowledge of computers (MS Office-experience and Google Platform a plus)
  • Proficient in the following dimensions of restaurant functions: food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures.
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must agree to background check
  • ServSafe Certification recommended.

Working Conditions-

  • Hours may vary if manager must fill in for his/her employees or if emergencies arise. Typical work week =50-60 hours. This includes working nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to perform all functions at the restaurant level, including delivery when needed.
  • Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing 40 pounds, and repetitive hand and wrist motion.
  • Work with hot, cold, and hazardous equipment as well as operates phones, computers, fax machines, copiers, and other office equipment.


  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Performance based assessment

Blue Plate Restaurant Company is committed to raising the bar daily, both professionally and personally. Developing goals and executing action plans to stay true to our Mission and Core Values will ensure continued growth.

The Manager’s performance is reviewed on the ability to apply and affect the key accountable actions outlined in this document. Managers are evaluated on the capacity to meet and/or exceed Budgeted Store Targets (Sales, EBITDA & Turnover), in addition to individual goals & objectives.

While fairly thorough, this job description may not be a complete. As a Manager of a BPRC restaurant you understand that if you have any questions or concerns as they relate to your job duties that you will bring them to the attention of your direct supervisor, General Manager.

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