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Buffalo Wild Wings Bartender in Brooklyn, New York

Four M Franchising, LLC

Job Description


JOB TITLE:             Bartender 

REPORTS TO:        Manager

DEPARTMENT:     Operations

FLSA STATUS:       Non-exempt



OVERVIEW: The Bartender is responsible for providing excellent guest service by mixing and serving beverages at the bar and in the restaurant. This position is critical to Buffalo Wild Wings; the bartender affects the restaurant by delighting guests, supporting team members, creating great beverages, and ensuring alcohol compliance and revenue growth.



Wow 'Em In

        Greets Guest (s) within 45 seconds; enthusiastic and friendly.

        Inquire about reason for visit and tailors service.

        Ask if guest is a Blazin Rewards Member

        Inquire about Guest's timeline if between 11-2 M-F.

Quench & Assist

        Flags bar rail w/ beverage napkin.

        Offers and describes a specific beverage; features, beer, soft drink.

        Demonstrates knowledge of 1-2-3 approach.

        Cards Guests that order an alcoholic beverage (appear 40 or younger).

        Delivers drinks within two (2) minutes.

        Places new receipt in front of Guest, at bar rail, after each drink delivery.

        Makes Genuine Suggestion for specific Sharable/Appetizer.

        Makes Genuine Suggestions for sauce/seasoning customization.

        Repeats back order to Guest(s).

Deliver it N.O.W.

        Delivers food, confirms the order when placed in front of Guest.

        Places protein/entrée at 6 o'clock position in front of Guest.

        Ensures Guests have utensils, boats, napkins, and condiments.

        Ensures Guests have full beverages; offers refill or new beverage option.

        Asks if Guest has all they need to begin the meal.

        Leaves Guests with a friendly salutation.

        Provides new receipt with food and beverage totals.

Are We Blazin'?

        Checks back w/ Guest within 2 minutes or 2 bites.

        Verifies Guest is totally satisfied with order.

        Offers beverage refills (I/A).

        Makes Genuine Suggestion for a specific dessert.

        Pre-busses bar rail as able.

        Delivers dessert, w/ fresh utensils and napkins.

*Wow 'Em Out *

        Processes payment immediately.

        Thanks guests for visiting, invites them back, explains GEM survey on receipt.

*Beer Pour *

        Inspects a pilsner glass to ensure glass is "beer clean".

        Tilts the glass.

        Grasps the tap handle and opens all the way.

        Straightens the glass to finish pour.

        Finishes with a 1" and or 3/4" collar of foam.


        Can explain the importance of providing the Ultimate Social Experience for Sports Fans at B-Dubs®.

        Engages with Guests easily and often.

        Follows franchise standards when pouring and mixing bar cocktails.

        Maintains cleanliness and organization on bar rail, top, and back bar.

        LDIR on garnish caddy (4 hour).

        Bar Mixes have LDIR stickers.

        Born on Date sign is set to current day.

        Demonstrates good relationship building skills with bar Guests.

        Demonstrates good cash handling skills; rings order, presents receipt or cash return appropriately.

        Understands 'last call' procedures.

        Manages service bar requirements effectively.

        Knows glassware program requirements.

        Changes out the beer taps when needed.

        Other duties as assigned or as become evident.



        This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


*COMPETENCIES - *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

        Guest service mentality; has a genuine desire to serve the customer.

        Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.

        Responds promptly to customer needs.

        Responds to requests for service and assistance.

        Meets commitments.

        Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.

        Strong verbal communication and listening skills.

        Listens to others without interrupting.

        Keeps emotions under control.

        Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

        Speaks clearly and listens attentively to supervisors, and team members.

        Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

        Listens and gets clarification.

        Gives and welcomes feedback.

        Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

        Puts success of team above own interests.

        Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

        Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

        Presents numerical data effectively.

        Able to read and interpret written information.

        Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

        Follows policies and procedures.

        Supports organization's goals and values.

        Adapts to changes in the work environment.

        Manages competing demands.

        Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

        Is consistently at work and on time.

        Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

        Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

        Takes responsibility for own actions.

        Keeps commitments

        Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

        Asks for and offers help when needed.

        Approaches others in a tactful manner.

        Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.

        Accepts responsibility for own actions.

        Applies feedback to improve performance.

        Monitors own work to ensure quality.

        Meets productivity standards.

        Completes work in timely manner.

        Works quickly.

        Observes safety and security procedures.

        Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines.

        Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

        Uses equipment and materials properly.

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*Language, Math and Reasoning * 

        Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in on and one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

        Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

        Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


        Basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirits and standard drink recipes required.

        Minimum of one (1) year in a bartender position within the restaurant business required.

        Self-starter who is energetic and flexible.


        Must possess alcohol dispensing certification.


        There are no special computer skills required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee will rarely sit.



        Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

        Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point).

        Depth perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).

        Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

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*WORK ENVIRONMENT - *The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


        This position works in an environment with moderate noise level.

        While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to extreme cold (non-weather).

Note: The duties of this position may change from time to time. Four M Franchising, LLC d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings reserves the right to add or delete duties at the discretion of Buffalo Wild Wings or its managers. Nothing in this job specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Critical features of this job are described under various headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The above statements are strictly intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.

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