Applebee’s Bartender Job Description & Interview
Job Description and Duties
An Applebee’s bartender takes and prepares drink orders for customers. In addition to customer service, bartenders must also act as bar backs at most locations. Specific job duties include keeping a clean work station, interfacing with customers, serving drinks, and ringing up sales. Most bartenders work on foot and stand for hours at a time. Bartender jobs require basic mathematic skills and the ability to effectively communicate with customers in a friendly manner. Applebee’s also looks for energetic and motivated workers during the hiring process. Depending on the state or location, Applebee’s bartenders may need to complete certification courses prior to employment; however, many Applebee’s restaurants offer on-site training for bartenders. Most states also require restaurants only hire bartender applicants 18 and older. Specific age requirements vary state to state.
Salary and Compensation
An average work day for an Applebee’s bartender consists of a single shift. Some bartenders may work part-time or full-time. Pay starts around $8.00 per hour for new-hire bartenders and ranges up to $11.00 per hour for more experienced employees. Bartenders typically earn cash tips, as well. In addition to base salary, Applebee’s may offer employee benefits, such as restaurant discounts or healthcare coverage, to bar workers. Employment benefits and worker pay scales vary by experience and restaurant location.
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