Restaurant General Manager Cover Letter

Restaurant General Managers make sure customers enjoy excellent services and restaurant operations run smoothly. This job is suitable for people who can work in a fast-paced environment and who are driven by business profitability. Common job duties of a Restaurant General Manager include: implementing strategies and plans, recruiting and coordinating staff, planning menus, scheduling shifts, solving customer complaints, negotiating with suppliers, greeting customers, adhering to food hygiene standards, and maintaining stock levels.

Employers select cover letters demonstrating abilities such as the following:

  • Restaurant operations knowledge
  • Managerial experience
  • Training in food management
  • Business acumen
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Computer competences
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Being able to work under pressure

Comparable skills and qualifications are mentioned in the sample cover letter displayed below.

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Dear Ms. Kendrick:

Upon discovering your posting for a Restaurant General Manager, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As an experienced, personable, and motivated restaurant manager with extensive experience and an unwavering focus on customer service excellence, I am prepared to significantly contribute to DW Roadhouse’s goals in this position.

My background includes leading operations, teams, and processes to drive business and customer service success within the restaurant sector. From training and developing staff to overseeing financial controls and general accounting responsibilities, I excel at managing teams, forecasting revenues, creating schedules, and stimulating maximum levels of guest service and satisfaction.

Highlights of my experience include…

  • Tracking profitability and key metrics for Winger’s Grill in Santa Monica as General Manager; growing profit margin rate by 9% from 2014 to 2015.
  • Tasked with spearheading all functions to open new Winger’s Grill location in Venice Beach; controlled inventory levels and costs, hired and trained employees, and oversaw scheduling for 45+ staff.
  • Overseeing general operations—including financials, sales, professional development, and procurement—to optimize efficiency, productivity, and performance.
  • Increasing success through effective staffing techniques, adherence to OSHA regulations, and a demonstrated commitment to guest satisfaction.

My skills in team and operational leadership have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Andrea M. Murphy