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The 20 Best Restaurants Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Looking for a new job in restaurants? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best restaurants companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Restaurants companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of December 2, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 20 best restaurants companies to work for

1. Yum! Brands, Inc.

3.7 stars

Yum! Brands, Inc. is a restaurants company headquartered in the Louisville, KY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

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2. Tupelo Honey Cafe

3.4 stars

Tupelo Honey Cafe is a restaurants company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.4 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Tupelo Honey Cafe:

"The first restaurant, I've ever worked in that paid me based on my experience and education level, period. My work is never made feel less valuable because of my gender. Most ..."

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3. Cafe Zupas

3.3 stars

Cafe Zupas is a restaurants company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cafe Zupas:

"The only company I’ve ever worked for that has not made a decision on promotions based off of gender, race, age, or tenure. They truly take each person on a case by case basis a..."

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4. Sullivan's Steakhouse

3.2 stars

Sullivan's Steakhouse is a restaurants company that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sullivan's Steakhouse:

"It's amazing"

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5. Brinker International

3.2 stars

Brinker International is a restaurants company headquartered in the Dallas, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Brinker International:

"Best company I’ve ever worked for. I would go back in a heartbeat if I still lived in Dallas. They have started Women Taking the Lead women’s leadership initiative. They truly c..."

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6. SusieCakes Bakeries

3.1 stars

SusieCakes Bakeries is a restaurants company that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for SusieCakes Bakeries:

" Lots of female empowerment, and originally started for those who wanted to have a career and a family however It can be difficult to achieve with the necessary hours that nee..."

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7. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

3.1 stars

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is a restaurants company headquartered in the Denver, CO area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and flexible work hours (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Bad Daddy's Burger Bar:

"Great company! Fun loving and laid back"

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8. Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

3.1 stars

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is a restaurants company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants:

"Loved working for this company. Always a good culture, they actually care about the people working for them. "

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9. Freebirds World Burrito

3.1 stars

Freebirds World Burrito is a restaurants company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and flexible work hours (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Freebirds World Burrito:

"Great environment, overall decent pay for entry. The pay is trickled down thr further you go up but bonuses at the end of the year or for hourly roughly 2 dollars an hour extra ..."

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10. Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub

3.0 stars

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub is a restaurants company headquartered in the Woburn, MA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.6 stars).

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11. Chick-fil-A

3.0 stars

Chick-fil-A is a restaurants company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chick-fil-A:

"Working in the store has its benefits and fallbacks, but ultimately great people who care about you and your relationships. Fast food is a tough and extremely demanding industry. "

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12. MOD Pizza

3.0 stars

MOD Pizza is a restaurants company headquartered in the Bellevue, WA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MOD Pizza:

"I've been working in the fastfood/restaurant industry for almost 10 years, MOD has been hands down the best for this environment. Fast paced, a product I can genuinely stand beh..."

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13. Chuy's Restaurants

3.0 stars

Chuy's Restaurants is a restaurants company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and flexible work hours (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chuy's Restaurants:

"I've been at Opry Mills location of Chuy's for 2 1/2 years and plan to stay. I started as a server and am now a server trainer as well as service expo (basically fill in for man..."

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14. Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q

3.0 stars

Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q is a restaurants company headquartered in the Birmingham, AL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Jim 'N Nick's Community Bar-B-Q:

"Great company to work for. Superb health with benefits. Hard work, but it's worth it."

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15. Pluckers Wing Bar

3.0 stars

Pluckers Wing Bar is a restaurants company headquartered in the Austin, TX area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pluckers Wing Bar:

"Pluckers Wing Bar is a fantastic restuarant to work for as there are plenty of opportunities to advance. There are several women in corporate roles but all the top bosses are ma..."

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16. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

3.0 stars

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a restaurants company headquartered in the Wichita, KS area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers:

"This is fantastic company. From team member all the way to corporate, you will see women, people of color, age variations and backgrounds. "

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17. Texas Roadhouse

2.9 stars

Texas Roadhouse is a restaurants company headquartered in the Louisville, KY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Texas Roadhouse:

"I love where I work as most of management is really involved with employees and care about what is going on with you. I don't know how they found folks with big hearts like that..."

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18. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

2.9 stars

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a restaurants company headquartered in the Charlotte, NC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.6 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill:

"very enjoyable. Professional."

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19. Panda Restaurant Group

2.9 stars

Panda Restaurant Group is a restaurants company headquartered in the Rosemead, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Panda Restaurant Group:

"Working for panda is great although they are very strict and want everything done the Panda way. Great hourly and salary"

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20. Darden Restaurants

2.9 stars

Darden Restaurants is a restaurants company headquartered in the Orlando, FL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Darden Restaurants:

"I am one of the few female service staff. By my peers and managers I am treated well and empowered."

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of December 2, 2019.

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