Our first restaurant opened in Mobile, Alabama in 2000 with a staff of less than 10 people. We didn't open with a business plan that charted our growth in sales, workforce, or revenue. We just keep our head down, work hard at perfecting what we do, and expect success to follow. Every day, we are committed to serving great food in a clean environment with quick, friendly, and attentive service. Our goal is to be the best at this and strive day in and day out to reach our goal.
Leadership and leadership development are huge parts of our strategy. We may be in the restaurant business, but we are also in the people business. We NEVER lose sight of this. The overwhelming majority of our leaders have come up through the ranks - over 90% to be more specific. Many started here in high school or college and have stayed because of the potential for personal and professional growth. They just can't see themselves working anywhere else. We're always looking for talented and driven people to join our team, regardless of background. We have several leaders from other industries and restaurants because they connected with our values. We simply could not be doing what we do today without our team. We believe in growing leaders to grow our brand; it's what excites us.
Step into any of our restaurants and you'll see it in action. We take great care in building an environment where good people want to stay. We have fun, stay positive, and are results oriented. The leaders in our restaurants are responsible for building that type of culture every day. When we aren't building culture inside the restaurant, we are building it outside. Our teams get together for events like annual Labor Day events, “foovie” nights, holiday parties, and many other fun activities. For our foo crew, this isn't just a job, it's a home away from home.
Our approach to work is different than most restaurants. Our managers have a great work/life balance because it just makes sense. We want our people focused on delivering results with their team when they are in our stores and they can't do that if they are overworked or burnt out. It's not that we aren't driven, it's just that we realize that life isn't just about work. We are closed on all major holidays so that we can spend time with family and friends. We are sensitive to scheduling needs week in and week out. We have multiple leaders in each store so that the workload doesn't fall completely on one person's shoulders. When it's all said and done, we understand the need for a balance between work and life.
We are passionate about connecting with our foo crew, our customers, and our brand. We believe that they are what makes foosackly's. We're also passionate about our high standards within our kitchen. Quality, cleanliness, and speedy service are our hallmarks. Our pursuit for those values is relentless. If you want to succeed in our environment, passion is key.
We are a restaurant company with people who work really hard to be great at what they do. We're focused on having a great culture so that we can continue to attract great people. We are committed to growth and will always be on the lookout for people who believe in what we do and want to help us reach our goals. If this sounds appealing to you, or if you have any questions, please reach out to us (firstname.lastname@example.org).