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Known for its authentic Mexican cuisine, unparalleled roster of tequila and mezcal-based specialty cocktails, and numerous commendations from the Chicago restaurant community, Mercadito, 108 W.Kinzie St., embodies the flawless pairing of authenticity and modernity, allowing guests to enjoy a multitude of homemade guacamoles, salsas, entrees, and libations against the backdrop of a lively, upscale ambience. Located in the heart of Chicago’s storied River North neighborhood, a newly renovated Mercadito presents local diners and visitors alike with one of Chicago's most desirable culinary destinations. Mercadito’s avant-garde design language captures a uniquely Mexican essence in one of Chicago’s most bustling neighborhoods. With an expansive lounge and main dining room replete with both table and booth seating, Mercadito’s large garage-style windows and doors create a distinct indoor-outdoor appeal, leading guests to a newly renovated patio adorned with string lights and floral accents -- and a meal al fresco. A massive bar area allows guests to enjoy the Mercadito experience at its epicenter, with bartenders handcrafting cocktails with fresh ingredients, and occasionally even setting them aflame! A trip downstairs leads diners to the restaurant's speak-easy style lounge bar, a space host to a wide variety of happenings like private events, curated mixological and culinary offerings, and of course, the classic restaurant dining for which Mercadito has long been known. The role of General Manager at Mercadito is easily the restaurant’s most comprehensive role. A GM must have a command of both finances and the floor, possessing a deep understanding of the processual and interpersonal elements of maintaining an exemplary guest experience (i.e. training, steps of service, hiring/firing, cleanliness, guest interaction, etc.), as well as an exhaustive knowledge of the basic accounting principles of restaurant management (i.e. drafting PNL/budget reports, liquor and food ordering, costing cocktails and menu items, etc.). Beyond front of house duties, any applicant for the position must have a facility for maintaining food quality and interacting with chefs in order to best utilize the kitchen’s capabilities, staff, and resources. A GM at Mercadito must be in constant contact with chefs and cooks in order to uphold the lofty dining standards we have long held ourselves to. Known nearly as much for its exciting atmosphere as for its award-winning culinary offerings, Mercadito demands applicants with not only a willingness to stage engaging events -- but a passion for doing so. This ability to plan large scale events and work in concert with liquor reps to make them cost effective is essential to this process, and is what separates us from more simple dining concepts. While event planning, leading a large staff, and financial management are of the utmost importance, the bedrock of Mercadito’s success is our team’s ability to engage with, retain, and genuinely care about the patrons we loyally serve. At Mercadito, a GM is not simply an administrative head, but instead, the ultimate exemplar of our company’s mission and values. Any applicant for the position must display professionalism, interpersonal skills, patience, and most importantly, a genuine desire to bring Mercadito’s special brand of joy and service to all those they interact with.
Compensation: Salary ($90,000.00 - $110,000.00)
Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts
Upscale Casual, Bar / Lounge