Working as a Cook
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Top Companies for Cook
McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are focused on modernizing our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s. About 80% of the restaurants are run by franchisees or affiliates.
Every day, more than 11 million guests visit BURGER KING® restaurants around the world. And they do so because our restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food. Founded in 1954, BURGER KING® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
When Chipotle first opened, the idea was simple: demonstrate that food served fast didn't have to be a "fast-food" experience. We only use high-quality raw real ingredients and classic cooking techniques. Our restaurants feature a distinctive interior design and our team is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience—features more frequently found in the world of fine dining. As a fast-growing company, we are always looking for new people to join our team. We provide real opportunity for advancement and a fun, exciting work environment.
For over 60 years, Pizza Hut has been giving you the pizza you love – and we love doing it! Pizza Hut began with two brothers borrowing $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria. What started out small has now become the biggest pizza company in the world. And every step of the way, we’ve remained committed to making the best food and providing the highest level of service.
Keeping the drive-in burger joint alive sounds like a good idea to this company. SONIC operates the largest chain of quick-service drive-ins in the US, with more than 3,600 locations throughout the country. The chain has a significant presence in the South, namely in Texas. The eateries offer a menu of hamburgers, chili cheese hot dogs (Coneys), onion rings, and tater tots, along with cherry limeades and frozen desserts. Most locations offer drive-thru service and some have indoor seating. The company operates and has a majority interest in about 175 of the restaurants, while the rest are operated by franchisees. We pride ourselves on being a company that brings together unique brands and aims to make them stronger than ever before – and we need a diverse set of voices to achieve our vision. Only by providing an inclusive work environment that elevates team members of all backgrounds can we ensure that we have the best people to deliver exceptional service to our guests, a positive working environment for our team members and excellent results for our stakeholders.
It all started in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia Bill and TJ Palmer opened the restaurant that would later become Applebee’s. We’ve grown up a lot since then, with almost 2,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world. Here you will always be welcome – for delicious food, in a neighborhood setting, with attentive service, at a great value.
Aramark proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Aramark is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. Your privacy is our top priority throughout the hiring process. Be aware of scammers fraudulently posing as Aramark trying to obtain your personal information. At Aramark, we will never ask for confidential or sensitive personal information such as bank account or social security numbers at any point prior to you accepting an offer with Aramark. If you have any concerns about information requests that you receive from Aramark, you should reach out to your Aramark hiring manager or recruiter.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,500 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada. A leader in customer service satisfaction, Chick-fil-A was named top fast food restaurant in Newsweek’s 2019 America’s Best Customer Service report and received several honors in QSR’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, including “The Most Respected Quick-Service Brand” and “Best Brand for Overall Experience”. Additionally, Glassdoor named Chick-fil-A one of the top 100 best places to work in 2020. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.
KFC rules the roost when it comes to serving chicken. One of the world's largest fast-food chains, the company owns and franchises more than 16,200 outlets in about 100 countries. (More than 5,100 locations are in the US.) The restaurants offer the Colonel's trademark fried chicken (in both Original Recipe and Extra Crispy varieties) along with chicken sandwiches, chicken pot pies, crispy chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, and potato wedges. Its locations can be found operating as free-standing units and kiosks in high-traffic areas. More than 25% of the restaurants are company-operated. KFC is a unit of fast-food franchisor YUM! Brands, which also operates Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL), established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurants serve up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as our signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.