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Hiring has already started, but there are still about 50 jobs available at Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, which is preparing to open its first restaurant in the Cincinnati region next month at The Streets of West Chester development, according to Eddie Bard, a spokesman for the premium burger chain.
Bagger Dave’s is a full-service, family-friendly restaurant and full bar owned by Michigan-based Diversified Restaurant Holdings, according to the company.
The West Chester restaurant’s location is attached to the AMC Theatres located just off Union Centre Boulevard and Interstate 75.
Plans are to open the approximately 4,600-square-foot restaurant at 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, according to Bard.
Job openings range from servers, bartenders, cooks to managers, Bard said. Interested applicants can apply online at www.baggerdaves.com/careers/ or stop by the restaurant from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays until the eatery’s opening day. Bagger Dave’s is also offering a limited time $100 sign-on bonus for all applicants, he said.
About 100 total workers will be hired to staff the restaurant, he added.
It will be the second Bagger Dave’s to open in Ohio. The first Buckeye State location opened last year at the Cornerstone of Centerville development at Wilmington Pike and Interstate 675 in the Dayton-area.
Bagger Dave’s claims to have a broader menu than its competitors in the gourmet burger business including a proprietary fresh beef blend and unique turkey burger, Michael Ansley, president and chief executive officer, previously told this news outlet. Other featured menu items include cut in-house sweet potato chips, house recipe sauces, and the chain’s own cane sugar soda mix. Also of note is a full-service bar featuring local craft beers on draft and unique cocktails, Ansley said.
Competition between companies for quality people is stiff as the restaurant and retail industries recover from the recession, when consumer spending was tighter.
“Restaurants have been scrambling to find workers,” Natalie Walston, spokeswoman for Ohio Restaurant Association, previously told Journal-News.