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Culture 4.0
Work/Life Balance 3.9
Management 3.5
Job Security/Advancement 3.3
Compensation/Benefits 3.1

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Our doors opened in 1982...

...with a basic philosophy – serve great, fresh food with friendly service in a fun atmosphere. When we opened it was an instant hit. Actually we ran out of food that first night at our West Los Angeles location. Since that first night, we’ve been expanding. You can now find more than 50 Islands Restaurants throughout Southern California and Arizona, and more recently in places like Summerlin, NV and Cupertino, CA.

Careers At Islands

It all starts with our people. We hire only the hardest working and most ambitious to serve under the Islands banner. Our commitment to you is to make your career goals a reality. In short, we are looking for people with a passion for the restaurant industry and dedication to providing outstanding guest service.

What It's Like To Manage At Islands

Our Servers play a key role in the overall guest experience!

They are the ambassadors of the The Islands experience! This beach lifestyle provides an energetic, social and fun working environment that invites connection. Our team members work hard, and get rewarded for it too! Our commitment to quality food and ingredients enables us to provide the best burgers, fries, salads, and tacos you have ever eaten (minus the sand).

Locations in California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Las Vegas!



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About Islands Restaurants

Our Story...

When Islands founder Tony DeGrazier stepped off the beaches of Oahu after a day of surfing with his Navy buddies in the early 60s, he did what came naturally to him. He went searching for a juicy burger, a hot basket of fries & a cold drink. Twenty years later, in 1982, it was that sense of place & satisfaction he was trying to recreate
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  • Islands Restaurants photo: First Location Opened May 1982
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  • Islands Restaurants photo: Shout out to all our hard working employees, we appreciate everything you do!
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