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An "Xtraordinary" Career Experience

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Abuelo’s. We’re proud to do things just right at Abuelo’s, a culture we call Serving with H.E.A.R.T.S. in Mind. It’s a culture of Honesty, Excellence and Accountability, mixed with Respect, Teamwork and Support. We start by treating each and every guest like a visitor in our own home, and we continue by committing to the overall success of our team members.

Why Join the Abuelo’s Team?
Growing Company
Competitive Benefits
Advancement Opportunities
Work/Life Balance

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It’s easy to apply for a position with Abuelo’s. Search available positions in your area and apply online, where available.

Email with any questions.

Our Managers are Xtraordinary

As a high volume concept, Abuelo’s looks for managers with strong management experience and an accomplished track record. Additionally, as a concept steeped in family values and entrepreneurialism, our managers have a strong work ethic, leadership skills and accountability, as well as a little something extra – a touch of entrepreneurial spirit to get the job done.

Ready to Join the Abuelo’s Team?

We welcome your interest in joining our Abuelo’s family. Abuelo’s has excellent opportunities for “Xtraordinary” candidates.

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Our Team Members are Xtraordinary

As a growing company, Abuelo’s has many entry level positions available including bartender, server, host/hostess and kitchen position. We believe in treating our team members as family, just as we treat our guests as visitors in our own home. We provide competitive benefits and comprehensive training to encourage advancement opportunities. In fact, many of our shift leaders, trainers and managers started as hourly employees.

Benefits for Hourly Team Members
·        Flexible Schedules
·        Long Term Employee Bonus
·        Dining Discounts
·        Paid Vacations for Qualifying Individuals
·        Medical Insurance for Qualifying Individuals
·        401K Savings Plan
·        Sprint Cell Phone Discount
·        Dell PC Discount
·        Holiday Time Off: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day

Ready to Join the Abuelo’s Team?
We look for positive and fun people who will take great care of our guests. You do not have to have prior work experience to apply. We will train our employees to be successful in their positions with us!

Apply now*, or go to the Abuelo’s location near you between the hours of 2-4 p.m., Monday – Thursday. No appointment is necessary, but come prepared to interview!

*Online Application for Lubbock, East Plano, Carmel, Traders, Chattanooga, or Mason locations only.

Enjoy Xtraordinary Benefits!

Abuelo’s is passionate about rewarding hard work, motivation and “Xtraordinary” performance.  Taking care of our team members is vital to our company, and the quality of our benefits reflects this commitment.
Benefits for Salaried Team Members
·        With 38 restaurants and counting, your advancement opportunities are great
·        Competitive Base Compensation
·        Monthly bonus opportunities
·        Comprehensive medical and dental plans
·        Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Health Care Expenses
·        Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Dependent Care Expenses
·        Outstanding 401(K) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Immediate Vesting
·        General Manager Equity Plan
·        Short-Term Disability
·        Long-Term Disability
·        Company-Paid Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
·        Supplemental Life Insurance
·        Tenure-Based Vacation
·        Meal Discounts
·        Cell Phone Discounts
·        Pet Insurance Discounts
·        Dell PC Discounts

Xtraordinary Recognition

Abuelo’s offers a number of innovative and creative programs, all designed to reward and encourage “Xtraordinary” service and enhance employee satisfaction. The company’s motto, “Doing Ordinary Things in Xtraordinary Ways,” is the basis for our employee recognition programs.

Tenure Awards Programs

Receive special recognition on your employment anniversary celebrating certain milestones such as one, five, 10 and 15 years with the company.

Long-Term Employee Recognition Program

Receive an annual cash bonus based on your length of service.

Xtraordinary Employee of the Year

Each restaurant chooses an Xtraordinary Employee of the Year, who is rewarded with various prizes. Four regional winners and their spouses/guests receive a fabulous, all-expense paid trip to our Annual Awards Banquet, where the companywide Xtraordinary Employee of the Year is announced. The winner receives a crystal trophy and various prizes from James Young, the company’s founder and CEO, and Bob Lin, president.

Contests and Giveaways

Throughout the year Abuelo’s conducts sales contests and special incentive promotions that reward team members with cash, gift cards, laptops, gas gift cards, store parties and much more.


Giving Back

Being a good community partner is more than just an idea. At Abuelo’s, serving with HEARTS in Mind is a part of our daily culture. Abuelo’s sponsors and participates in numerous charitable programs throughout the country that benefit children, education, our military and more. From fundraisers to charity golf tournaments to in-store events, Abuelo’s believes in giving back to the communities we serve.

Contact your local Abuelo’s regarding sponsorships or donation requests. Please have a written proposal prepared to submit for review.

At Abuelo’s, one of our core values is “Support” – and that means always being there when one of our team members needs assistance. The Giving HEARTS Foundation is an entirely employee-funded program designed to assist team members in times of tragedy or crisis.