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Biaggi's Overview

Bloomington, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Working at Biaggi's

Biaggi’s is a privately owned company based in Bloomington, IL operating twenty restaurants extending across ten states, including Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. Guests enjoy a chef-driven menu ... Read more

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  • NEW LOCATION!! We recently moved from our Madison, WI location just up the road to 1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton, WI. Lots of great opportunities, great vibe, must see!! Would love for you to stop by and check us out.

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Biaggi's – Why Work For Us?


The history of Biaggi’s is rooted in a graduate school business plan of Todd Hovenden’s while enrolled at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA program. That business plan came to life in 1998 when Todd pursued a simple mission: to serve authentic, freshly prepared Italian cuisine in a warm and friendly environment with outstanding service and affordable prices. Biaggi’s opened the first location in Bloomington, IL on March 8, 1999 with construction of the second location in Champaign, IL underway on the same day.

Biaggi’s continues to operate as a privately held company and has expanded considerably since 1999 – now operating twenty locations in ten states nationwide. Over the years Biaggi’s has been recognized and honored by various media outlets in each of its operating markets.


Biaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups & salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts. Large portions of affordably priced menu selections are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. We offer an extensive list of affordably priced wines from around the world, including Italy and the United States.

“We believe strongly in providing exceptional service and make it our goal to ensure that each guest leaves with the feeling they have received the highest level of personal attention.”

We invite the entire family to enjoy the Biaggi’s experience. A full Kids Menu is available and children are always welcome. For larger groups, many of the locations include a private event room and wine room, the perfect settings to make any gathering an event to remember.

A Company on the Move

Biaggi’s is a company on the move. We opened our first restaurant in 1999 and have grown to 20 locations nationwide. We’re always looking for individuals with exceptional drive, integrity and personality, to join our Team and to come work “with us” not “for us”.

We offer:       

  • High standards of professionalism and execution
  • A progressive work environment that encourages ideas, respect and autonomy
  • Health insurance, Dental, Disability and Life Ins.
  • 401(k) & Employer Match
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Competitive Pay
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Great Work/Life balance – Home Early
  • And more!!

Biaggi’s management team is comprised of a Managing Partner, two Dining Room Managers, a Chef Partner and two Sous Chefs/Kitchen Managers. A unique feature of our leadership system is our “Captains” program in which two management shifts a week, in both the kitchen and in the dining room, are led by hourly employees. The system is designed to both encourage and develop talent for promotion from within.


 

Biaggi’s is a company on the move. We opened our first restaurant in 1999 and have grown to 20 locations nationwide. We’re always looking for individuals with exceptional drive, integrity and personality, to join our Team and to come work “with us” not “for us”.

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • A progressive work environment that encourages ideas, respect and autonomy
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Upward mobility
  • Meal discounts
  • A learning environment
  • And more!!

The hourly employment opportunities within our restaurants include:

  • Host
  • Busser
  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Food Runner
  • Dishwasher
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook

We also offer opportunities for advancement within the company. One way is through our “Captains” program, in which two management shifts a week, in both the kitchen and in the dining room, are led by hourly employees. The system is designed to both encourage and develop talent for promotion from within.

Each and every day we strive to make our team members feel they are working “with” us and not “for” us. Biaggi’s is a great place to learn and a great place to have fun.

Biaggi's Reviews

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    I have been working at Biaggi's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Besides having the consistency of high standards and expectations of excellence, the company doesn't feel like a corporate chain. The mentoring and support I have received while 'growing up' with Biaggi's is unmatched to any company I have worked with. In less than six years, I have held every position from Host to General Manager. Managers are also allowed to problem solve for themselves, it isn't just ticking a checklist and generic procedures everyday.

    Cons

    Not an actual con, but if you are someone who cannot be held accountable, strive for high standards, or think for themselves you will not be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Take every opportunity to visit other locations!

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Biaggi's Photos

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Biaggi's Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Biaggi's (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    They just mostly asked about my experiences. What is my goal in the future? What is my strength and weakness. They basically ask everything about me to know where I should be put in.

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Biaggi's Awards & Accolades

  • Best Italian, Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph, 2015

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