I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Apple Investors (Albuquerque, NM) in December 2008.
Sent a application via e-mail, and was called that same day by the HR person who was by chance in town, Met with him for a 1 on 1 interview. Within a couple of days, I was called by the District manager for another interview. The 1 on 1 interview with the District Manager was very pleasent. After the 1 on 1, I was given a skills and personality test. The interviews were held at one of the restaurants. The HR and District manager were extremely nice and open with the information they provided.
There was not really any negotiatins for the position because the compensation and benefits were set for a new manager. Be prepared to negotiate a slight salary, but don't expect them to increase it much.
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