Area Manager- Phoenix

Noodles & Company - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6


The Area Manager is responsible for overall restaurant performance within an assigned area, generally 4 -12 restaurants depending on various factors. The Area Manager leads all area restaurant operations, local marketing initiatives, recruits, develops and coaches restaurant managers, builds sales and profit while maintaining high operating standards. They are also accountable for the success of the area by following Noodles & Company guidelines, policies and procedures.


Provide guidance and leadership in the delivery of outstanding guest experience, culinary operations, labor scheduling, inventory management, restaurant marketing and restaurant P&L

Plan, identify, communicate and delegate responsibilities throughout the area to ensure excellent operations are consistently achieved

Lead the area in the implementation of company initiatives by working with the Market Directors and Regional Support Team on action plans and timelines

Generate area sales growth by developing strategic short and long term marketing plans, ensuring the restaurants consistently deliver a positive guest experience, and executing local restaurant marketing initiatives

Constantly review area operations and related reports to identify problems, concerns and opportunities for improvement and implement solutions

Manage the area P&L by tracking expenses vs. annual budget, analyzing variances and initiating corrective action

Ensure the area follows Noodles & Company's operational policies and procedures

Develop area succession plan by evaluating open opportunities, assessing internal talent and leading recruiting efforts

Provide coaching and feedback to restaurant managers and assess performance on an ongoing basis.

Partner with restaurant managers to set personal development goals in order to build their skills and abilities for career progression.

Lead a positive team environment by recognizing and reinforcing individual and restaurant accomplishments

Challenges and inspires restaurant management team to achieve business results

Coach restaurant managers in team member recruiting, development, performance management, and retention in order to ensure the restaurant is properly staffed, turnover goals are met and succession planning is in place

Lead the area with integrity and knowledge that promotes the culture and beliefs of Noodles & Company

Lead area succession planning by identifying talent internally and externally and developing that talent into restaurant leaders


Ability to achieve results through leadership and management of others

Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor restaurant managers

Must have experience in delegation, holding others accountable, business planning and communicating across a dispersed group of restaurant managers

Strong time management skills

Demonstrated expertise in hiring and staffing, training and the on-going management of a multi-lingual restaurant staff is required

Strong delegation experience including; holding others accountable, business planning and communicating across a dispersed group of restaurant managers

Ability to effectively handle and manage confidential and sensitive information

Articulate and solid communicator with effective presentation skills

Demonstrated management of all applicable restaurant regulatory areas, to include: employee safety, food safety, HAACP, wage & hour, immigration, etc.

Ability to exercise independent judgment


Minimum of five years of prior restaurant experience including strong single-unit performance and some experience leading/managing multi-unit initiatives

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Brand: Noodles & Company
Address: Phoenix Area Phoenix, AZ - 85034
Property Description: Phoenix Area
Property Number: PHOENIX