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Our names are DJ Blaha and Gary Gabel and that we are Managers of New Restaurant Opens for Yard House. While we have quite a long title, it also perfectly explains what we should do.
Both of us started our careers with Yard House as hourly Team Members, enjoyed whatever we did and ultimately began to work on the road as Travel Trainers to spread the teachings of Yard House. Through the years, Yard House provides us the chance to develop and grow. Basically we experienced a couple of other positions before we landed here (DJ became Assistant General Manager of Las Vegas Town Square and Gary, Beverage Supervisor), our true passion came calling again when a spot opened in the training world, titled Manager of brand new Restaurant Opens.
Just what exactly do we do? We travel round the country assisting our Operation teams in opening new restaurants, from planning deliveries to executing training with sometimes as much as 200 new team members. Throughout an open, our new associates learn our culture, standards and extensive menu in a classroom setting, assisted by their managers and traveling trainers. Traveling Trainers muanml incredibly talented people who exemplify whatever we do being a company so we have witnessed most of them flourish personally and professionally in each open, to management positions and beyond like ourselves.
We take pride in being part of growing our brand. This may not be just a job, but a desire for us. We have been fortunate enough to have combined participated in yard house happy hour over time. Having the capacity to see a small group of people turn into a team and ultimately a household, is a reasonably rewarding experience. We anticipate evolving the process and opening many, much more new restaurants for Yard House!