PTO + Vacation Policies
We know you love to work, but we also know it's important to enjoy your personal time! We offer options for paid time off for all levels of employees. As you progress further within your career, you may be eligible for additional paid time off based on your tenure and position in the restaurants.
Scroll through this page for more information. Remember, all PTO and Vacation time must be approved in advance by a General Manager or Supervisor.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
From your first day of employment, you start accruing Paid Time Off. You will earn 1 (one) hour of Paid Time Off for every 100 (one hundred) hours worked. Each year on or around January 1, you will receive your PTO accrual statement. PTO earnings for the year end of December 31. PTO does not carry over from year to year and is paid out at the end of the year if it is not used. Terminating your employment results in losing any PTO and other benefits that you were eligible for.
For example, if you begin working for the company on July 1, 2022, and work 30 hours per week, you will accumulate 8.1 hours of PTO to be used starting January 1, 2023.
Salaried managers do not accrue hourly PTO. Instead, salaried managers receive 5 days of PTO at the beginning of the year to use as needed in addition to vacation time.
After 1 year of employment (12 consecutive months), full-time employees are eligible for 1 week of paid vacation. Full-time is considered 30+ hours per week. Employees are eligible for up to 40 hours paid during their vacation time, based on the average amount of hours worked each week during that calendar year.
Full-time Department Managers and Hourly General Managers are eligible for 2 weeks of vacation time after 2 years of employment (24 consecutive months). Employees are eligible for up to 40 hours paid during each vacation week, based on the average amount of hours worked each week during that calendar year.
Salaried GMs and Supervisors are eligible for 3 weeks of vacation time, paid at their regular salaried rate.
As an incentive, we offer some other ways to earn PTO aside from regular accruals.
Birthday PTO: Every employee is eligible for a birthday PTO day on or around their birthday. This is paid out automatically in your paycheck immediately following your birthday, whether you choose to take the time off or work. You become eligible in the following calendar year after you begin your employment.
For example: Your birthday is October 22. You begin working on July 1, 2022. You will receive your first birthday PTO day on October 22, 2023.
Years of Service Awards: To celebrate and recognize milestone employment anniversaries, employees that have hit an employment milestone will receive a certificate for additional PTO in the January following their milestone year.