Job Descriptions for Manager and Server

Experienced Full-Time Manager

Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe is a locally-owned, diner-style restaurant that has served breakfast and lunch to Chapel Hill natives, students, visitors, and local sports stars since 1972. Our focus on good food served quickly in a warm, open atmosphere has earned a loyal following in the community. Many locals consider our restaurant a downtown Chapel Hill institution. As our late founder, Jimmy Chris, proclaimed, “it’s good food, no yoke!” We continue to strive to meet the standards for high quality and friendly service that he established over 40 years ago.

Ye Olde is looking for a highly responsible individual with excellent communication and teamwork skills to be the full-time general manager of the restaurant. You will be the first face our customer sees and an essential element in maintaining the high quality and consistency for which our restaurant is known. You will engage staff, customers, and community in creating a friendly environment that guests will want to return to time and time again. As the Manager, you will take care of customers, schedule and train staff, manage inventory and purchasing, and occasionally help on the grill. Our business is fun, fast-paced, and dynamic, requiring managers who are versatile, detail-oriented, and hands-on. We have a close-knit team that has worked together for many years, creating a warm, family-like atmosphere.

If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to continue the legacy of a long-standing locally-owned business, we’re interested in speaking with you!


  • Meet customers and ensure that our product exceeds their expectations 
  • Supervise cooks, servers, and dishwashers
  • Prepare and manage staff schedules 
  • Inventory Control, placing food orders
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees
  • Engage the community through social media  

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience in customer service and hospitality
  • Prior management experience
  • Proactive attitudes and sunny dispositions
  • Highly organized habits
  • Ability to think on your feet in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work with the founding family to maintain and grow the business

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Two years restaurant management experience 
  • Customer engagement or sales experience 
  • Cash and credit bookkeeping handling experience 
  • Two years food planning and preparation experience 
  • Servsafe certified

Perks: Friendly co-workers, downtown location, early work schedule (typically 6am - 3:30pm), 5 days per week schedule

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Compensation: Competitive Pay, Full-time position

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Experienced Server

Ye Olde is looking for an experienced server to work in a fun, fast-paced environment.  Qualified applicants must have superior customer service skills, multi-tasking abilities, knowledge of the food service industry and a willingness to be a team player.  Above average tips.

Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Compensation: Tips plus $2.13 per hour

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