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El Pollo Loco Shift Leader

companyEl Pollo Loco
locationSanta Maria, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

About El Pollo Loco

A LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED FAMILY COMPANY. Operating El Pollo Loco Inc. restaurants in California, Colorado, and Utah. Leemar United Group is commited to delivering best in-class experience to its customers and employees.

Job Description

Have you ever envisioned leading a team to success or dare to help manage a million-dollar business? Well here's your opportunity to live the dream! Put your team-building skills to the test and bring us your passion, energy and strong customer service skills. We'll provide you with an awesome training program, great mentors and an exceptional team that will help you launch your career. The rest is up to you!

Company & Culture

For over 35 years El Pollo Loco continues to dominate the market in delivering the citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken. We opened our first restaurant in 1980 in Los Angels, and today we are over 450 restaurants strong and still growing! From our products to our people, we're truly amazing!

Job Summary

As a Shift Leader you will provide oversight to Team Members in the absence of the General Manager or Assistant Manager. Coaches, directs, recognizes outstanding behavior, and establishes priorities for Team Members during their shift. Trains Team Members on policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with food safety, security, quality, and cleanliness standards. Will Open and/or close the restaurant. Creates and ensures superior guest experiences. Contributes to the achievement of cost and profit goals.

Job Detail

  • Work Hours: Full-Time hours, plus some Overtime may be expected
  • Career Advancement/Career Plan: We promote heavily from within, so from a shift Leader you can develop to become a Assistant Manager, General Manager, Area Leader and beyond!
  • Work Attire: EPL logo'd shirt will be provided, black pants or jeans and nonslip shoes are required


  • Experience: Must be an EPL Crew Member certified on all EPL SPECS positions or have 1 or more years of restaurant supervisory experience.
  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent (GED) is preferred. Upon hire must pass the EPL Food Safety Audit (FSA) class.

  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal English communication skills is preferred (second language is a plus). Ability to speak efficiently with external customers is required.

  • Competencies: Basic math, computer skills, and customer service skills.

  • Food Handler Card: Must have a ServSafe Certificate at the time of hire or obtain a ServSafe Certificate, where applicable .

  • Physical Demands: A Team Member regularly stands, talks, hears, uses close and distant vision, tastes, or smell, and repetitively uses their hands to reach/handle/feel/grasp objects. The position occasionally stoops/kneels/crouches/crawls and may be required to lift objects up to 40lbs.


What's in it for you!

We offer eligible Employees the following Benefits/Perks:

  • Medical + Dental + Vision Insurnace
  • Basic Life and AD&D/Long Term Disability
  • Meal Discounts
  • Ticket Discounts
  • Bonuses
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