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The 20 Best Restaurants Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best restaurants companies to work for

1. Yum! Brands, Inc.

3.8 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 management opportunities (3.7 stars).

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2. Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

3.6 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 management opportunities (3.5 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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3. Burgerville, LLC

3.7 stars

Burgerville, LLC is a restaurants company headquartered in the Vancouver, WA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.8 stars) and management opportunities (4.8 stars).

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4. Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

3.6 stars

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants is a restaurants company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 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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5. Pies & Pints

3.6 stars

Pies & Pints is a restaurants company. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.9 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Pies & Pints:

"This is the best company I've ever worked for by far. Our owners love and take care of their employees."

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6. Tupelo Honey Cafe

3.5 stars

Tupelo Honey Cafe is a restaurants company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.9 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 of…"

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7. Cafe Zupas

3.5 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 the people you work with (4.3 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 and…"

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8. Brinker International

3.4 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 sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"I worked with bringer for almost ten years and it was one of the best employment experiences of my career."

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9. Dewey's Pizza

3.4 stars

Dewey's Pizza is a restaurants company headquartered in the Cincinnati, OH area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (3.9 stars) and employer responsiveness (3.6 stars).

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10. SusieCakes Bakeries

3.2 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 need …"

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11. Five Guys Enterprises

3.3 stars

Five Guys Enterprises is a restaurants company headquartered in the Lorton, VA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.0 stars).

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12. T.MAC Restaurant Group

3.2 stars

T.MAC Restaurant Group is a restaurants company headquartered in the Alpharetta, GA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 stars).

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13. Pluckers Wing Bar

3.2 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 (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

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

"The best place I’ve worked! Within a year I was able to move up twice and it’s all because they recognize the work you put in if you do your job well! You are the only one holding…"

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14. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

3.2 stars

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is a restaurants company headquartered in the Lancaster, PA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (4.2 stars) and the people you work with (4.1 stars).

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15. Texas Roadhouse

3.2 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 support for diversity (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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

"My particular location is great, but I’ve only worked at this one so I can’t speak to the whole company. We have multiple female managers. There are lots of opportunity for adv…"

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16. Panda Restaurant Group

3.1 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 develop…"

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17. Islands Restaurants

3.2 stars

Islands Restaurants is a restaurants company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (4.2 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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

"Wonderful vibes of friendship and work ethic"

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18. Not Your Average Joe's

3.1 stars

Not Your Average Joe's is a restaurants company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and employer responsiveness (3.0 stars).

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19. Cotton Patch Cafe

3.1 stars

Cotton Patch Cafe is a restaurants company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

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20. Chicken Salad Chick

3.1 stars

Chicken Salad Chick is a restaurants company headquartered in the Auburn, AL area, that employs 2 to 10 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.2 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chicken Salad Chick:

"Amazing company and coworkers"

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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