Specialty Restaurant Group

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Specialty Restaurant Group Reviews

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James H. CarMichael
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    Pretty decent place overall, a few areas could really use improvement though.

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    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Specialty Restaurant Group


    With a only a few exceptions, the restaurant has an awesome management team and staff who are helpful, reliable and fun to work with. Co-workers are genuinely friendly with one another and discord among co-workers is rare and short-lived.


    Lower level managers lack communication skills and are not given proper guidance to develop successful management skills. Management provides no formal training to new employees and does not actively supervise, take part in or evaluate training of new servers. Results in inconsistency and less efficient operations.

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    Require training to develop and improve communication for managers. Clearly define and communicate operating policies and procedures require adherence.

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Specialty Restaurant Group Interviews

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Specialty Restaurant Group in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview was fast and easy, quick. Knowledge of wine and food and previous experience discussed. There is a family culture at this restaurant with much higher than average lengths of employment. Friendly if you prove yourself.

    Interview Questions
    • step by step wine selection, presentation, and service walk through   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.srg.us
Headquarters Knoxville, TN
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Specialty Restaurant Group (SRG) operates about 10 casual dining restaurants under the banners American Café and Silver Spoon. The eateries offer a variety of regional favorites, such as barbecue ribs and Cajun-style dishes, as well as sandwiches, burgers, and steak. The company was formed in 2000 when CEO and former Ruby Tuesday executive James CarMichael led a buyout of American Café and Tia's Tex-Mex (sold in 2004) from Ruby Tuesday. SRG filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2007.

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