Restaurant Manager Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Restaurant Manager interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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What would you do if you saw a server about to deliver a poorly plated meal to a customer?

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List of 25 Restaurant Manager Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What would you do if you saw a server about to deliver a poorly plated meal to a customer?

  2. 2.

    What are your experiences with hiring staff?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about the last restaurant you worked in. What was the overall vibe?

  4. 4.

    What new trends have you discovered in the food industry?

  5. 5.

    We are struggling with leadership in our restaurant. How will your leadership make us better?

  6. 6.

    What do you believe is the role of the restaurant manager?

  7. 7.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  8. 8.

    How extensive is your wine knowledge?

  9. 9.

    Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?

  10. 10.

    What do you know about our restaurant?

  11. 11.

    What will you do if a particular dish on the menu is not selling?

  12. 12.

    What actions will you take to ensure our food costs stay below 30%?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about your management experience.

  14. 14.

    What experiences do you have in the restaurant field?

  15. 15.

    What is your experience managing inventory?

  16. 16.

    Do you have experience with terminations?

  17. 17.

    What makes an interviewee stand out, in your opinion?

  18. 18.

    How do you handle customer disputes?

  19. 19.

    You just noticed the chef using expired ingredients. How do you handle this situation and what do you say?

  20. 20.

    Why are you leaving your current position?

  21. 21.

    What trends would you like to implement at this restaurant?

  22. 22.

    How well do you get to know the customers that visit your establishment?

  23. 23.

    Where do you see yourself five years from now?

  24. 24.

    When would you be available to start?

  25. 25.

    You have a few gaps in your resume. Can you explain these?