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The 20 Best Restaurants Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (April 2020)

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 April 1, 2020. 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. 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:

"Overall an impressive training program with great resources available to flexible positions."

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5. 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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6. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

3.1 stars

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a restaurants company headquartered in the West Chester, PA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.3 stars) and the people you work with (4.2 stars).

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7. Sullivan's Steakhouse

3.1 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 (3.9 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"It's amazing"

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8. 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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9. 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:

"In all, I feel very equal in my workplace, though the male-to-female ratio in upper management is staggering. Out of 8 managers, only one is female. Female Execs/partners in the..."

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10. 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 place for learning various management styles in the hospitality field."

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11. 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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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. 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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Great company. High energy & fast paced."

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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. 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 (4.1 stars) and flexible work hours (3.9 stars).

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

"It was a great atmosphere with a great family of co-workers. Money depended on the customers, but I was happy at that company."

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16. Texas Roadhouse

3.0 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"There are laws for lactating mothers which I know have to be adhered to, but my (male and childless) bosses went above and beyond making me comfortable to use the office for pum..."

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17. 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 (4.0 stars).

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

"Obviously it’s the service industry so paid time off comes in management positions only but I love working here! It’s a wonderful place to grow and make good money!"

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18. 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:

"Working for Freddy's is a great experience, but it unfortunately seems that women are not taken equally as seriously as men within the company. This is an opinion based on growt..."

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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 (4.1 stars).

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

"Great place to build your career and get the experience that you need in management. Also a great place to learn more about yourself and develop in people management/ self devel..."

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20. California Pizza Kitchen

2.9 stars

California Pizza Kitchen is a restaurants company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.7 stars).

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

"Great company to work for with amazing leadership and people willing to teach and help out."

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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 April 1, 2020.

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