Always busy with multiple things to keep you occupied.
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 23, 2017
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is the friendliest place i have worked.I work with many of my family members. Even my co-workers that are not close family, are still treated like family. everyone come's together and has a great time.All my bosses are friendly but still let you know what is needed to be done.
Sauce cook, prep, and runner. (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, UT – February 21, 2018
i did like my job, But not gitting more pay for cross traing for a gigger job titel and mamagment and workers so many of them tuch there phone and dont even change gloves. i didnt want to eat there anymore and had my limet of telling manager about phones and me telling co-workers come on wash your hands, so i walked out, im better then this.
Busy workplace with a good amount of workers to make it bearable.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Boise, ID – February 19, 2018
I learned more about being a cashier, the management was excellent with the 5 managers they had, a super busy location but the amount of workers made it so it wasn't bad at all. And lastly I really enjoyed the environment along with everyone working there.
Dish/Cashier (Current Employee) – Kent, WA – February 7, 2018
A typical day isn't that exciting as a dishwasher. You just wash dishes and occasionally cook meat for 6 hours and then go home. Free food is nice and the dishwasher gets to play his own music in the back, but its very boring and you're on your feet the whole time. You get paid though, so that's nice.
Free food, Music
Lots of diverse tasks without a clear rule book to look to
Shift Leader (Former Employee) – American Fork, UT – February 6, 2018
I worked at various locations and they were all the same. They all had really poor management, not good at scheduling shifts. Area coaches and General managers would promise a raise, career growth, and better management over all. But they never fulfilled their Promises.
manager (Former Employee) – Utah – February 2, 2018
When store needed staffing support non was ever given. Making and serving amazing food was rewarding. Training programs are in place but not followed. Learn by trial by fire and fill out training materials on your own time. Asked to support other stores with promised rewards that were never given leaving employees feeling cheated.
Kitchen Crew Member (Former Employee) – Peoria, AZ – January 21, 2018
I really liked the job and the people I worked with but there were so many people hired that I did not receive enough hours. The managers wanted me to stay, but I had to quit because I was not making enough money since I was only working 4-5 days a week and 3-4 hours a day.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – January 19, 2018
Working fast paced food service jobs wasn't exactly my forte. We could never seem to move fast enough, and we were constantly doing things either out of company policy or our job description. Very disorganized management.
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Layton, UT – January 18, 2018
I usually open the To-go station when I first get there placing all the warmed up meats and sauces as well as rice and beans in the warm station and all the cold foods in the cold table. When the orders start coming in I put them together and bag them. Management usually runs around the store helping anyone that needs them. the hardest part of the job is understanding the Spanish speaking employees and when it gets super busy its difficult to keep up. the most enjoyable is being able to say you finished all the orders in a timely fashion.
Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Stockton, ca – January 12, 2018
I worked there for a very short time, and the experience was horrible. All the manager's and staff did was talk about other staff and managers. I got cut hours down to one day, and MAYBE 3 hours. I had to quit because that's one day a week, and won't pay bills.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Virginia – January 8, 2018
It’s a good job if you’re willing to work hard. But mostly staff is over worked with lots of call outs and a failing management system. The people are great but sometimes they can be on the sketchy side
I would come to work clock in and start by taking out the trash and then i would begin to clean and sort dishes after that i would go and check all the meats on the line and i they were low i would put either beef or chicken in the grill i would cook the chicken breast for 35 minutes on each side then cut it into thin strips then i would cook the beef for 10 minutes on each side then cut into thin strips ad stock the line. for other food prep i would peel tomatillo and put them in the walk in for the next day.i learned how to work in a very fast paced environment in a very productive way. the work culture was honestly great i have never worked in a place that was so great to their employees. the hardest part of my job was having to do all of my responsibilities when i knew i honestly didnt have enough time at the moment to do it so i would fall extremely far behind because of the things i had to do. the most enjoyable part of my job was being able to completely free myself of reality while working i would just turn on my music and jam out while responsibly getting my job done.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Idaho Falls, ID – December 6, 2017
I loved going into work because of our customers. It was a great way to interact with people. One night a week we had a group of police men come in to eat late at night. They were my favorite customers.