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30 Red Robin Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
How many tables are you able to manage at one time?
How to Answer
Depending on the size of the restaurant, you may handle anywhere from 4 to 8 tables, an average of 16-32 guests. If you have previous restaurant experience, discuss the average amount of tables or people that you are accustomed to serving at one time. If you do not have any restaurant experience, you can ask the interviewer questions regarding how they train and prepare their new servers to handle peak volumes.

Answer Example
"I have handled tables anywhere from 4-12, depending on the size of the restaurant and the staffing situation. Could you share with me the average section size at Red Robin?"
Answer Example
"I can commit to excellent customer service, and efficiency, up to approximately 30 guests. In my current role, that is around 6-8 tables. How large are the sections that you assign to your servers?"
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Question 2 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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How to Answer
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on their company site!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

Answer Example
"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What does your training schedule look like, should I be the successful candidate? Also, when are you hoping to make a decision?"
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"I would like to ask if there is anything in my background on which you need clarification? Also, after discussing everything today, is there any particular reason why I would not be the best fit for this shift manager role?"
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Question 3 of 30
Tell me about your experience with Point of Sale systems.
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How to Answer
The point of sale (POS) systems that you have experience in may, or may not be listed on your resume. The interviewer is looking for an idea of the systems and programs that you have used before.

Some common POS systems include:

- Toast POS
- Square POS
- Lightspeed Restaurant
- TouchBistro
- NCR Silver

Answer Example
"I have approximately eight months' experience with Square POS. I picked up the system very quickly and believe that I could learn your system quickly."
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"The bulk of my POS experience is with Lightspeed Restaurant systems and TouchBistro. I can learn how to use any system that you require."
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Question 4 of 30
Do you have reliable transportation?
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Even if you're not expected to drive for the job, you will need to have some form of reliable transportation. If you take the bus or ride a bike, that works too! Merely share that you have the means to get to work consistently and on time.

Answer Example
"I have reliable transportation. I have a well-maintained vehicle, and I am comfortable with the amount of travel required to get to your office every day."
Answer Example
"I take public transit; however, I find it to be very reliable. I was late to work only once last year, and that was due to a snowstorm which stalled all of our employee's commute - including those with personal vehicles. Rest assured, I am reliable and will always come to work on time."
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Question 5 of 30
Red Robin likes to hire individuals who want to grow with us. Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
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At Red Robin, we're dedicated to recognizing, rewarding, and developing our talented team members who show promise, so we're always on the lookout for candidates who express an enthusiasm for our company so that we can really invest in them. Are you interested in growing with Red Robin?

Answer Example
"I'm really looking to start a long-term career with the next restaurant I work for, so I'm definitely interested in pursuing any leadership opportunities or additional training and development here at Red Robin. It's been my dream for a long time to manage and operate my own restaurant someday, and I know I have a lot to learn! I'm hopeful that Red Robin's focus on continuous improvement will be the perfect environment for me to set new challenging goals for myself."
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"2-5 years from now, I would like to be supervising or managing a team of my own. I feel like I am progressing at a rate that will make this a possibility, and your training program will help to accelerate my professional growth."
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Jordan Henry
Jordan Henry is a technical and creative writer working in Chattanooga. She has worked as a career developer and freelance resume/cover letter builder for the last ten years. You can find her on LinkedIn here:
Published: 11/15/2018

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About Red Robin

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers or simply Red Robin is a chain of casual dining restaurants founded in 1969 in Seattle, Washington, and now headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

The original Red Robin stood at the corner of Furhman and Eastlake Avenues E. in Seattle, at the southern end of the University Bridge. This building dates from 1940 and was first called Sam's Tavern. The owner, Sam, sang in a barbershop quartet and could frequently be heard singing the song "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)". He liked the song so much that he eventually changed the name to Sam's Red Robin.

In 1969, local Seattle restaurant entrepreneur Gerry Kingen bought the restaurant and expanded it. The business dropped the "Sam's" and simply became Red Robin. The first restaurant was 1,200 sq ft (110 sq m). It was a favored hangout for University of Washington students.