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Genghis Grill Success Stories

Pedro Bermudez

Pedro Bermudez

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Brandi Spears

Brandi Spears

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Michael Carter

Michael Carter

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Pedro Bermudez

Why did you make the decision to work at GG?

I was looking for a part time job at the time, while attending college and selling cars on my own. The used car industry was hit big time around 2002-2003. At the same time, the new car business was trying to recoup after 9/11 and was giving pretty much everything away to stay afloat. I had never had a job in the service industry, but I went all in, still unsure of what I was getting into.

How long did it take you to get promoted?

My first shift as a back-of-the-house employee was to wash dishes and learn how to make/prep the fried rice. Because I had good interpersonal skills, I was rapidly promoted to a "facilitator.” After 4 months of covering any all BOH positions, I was promoted to Manager on Duty. I started learning and covering more shifts in the front of the house, such as host and bartender. In 2006 I was offered a General Manager position in a brand new location in McKinney, TX.

What do you put in your bowl?

It varies, but the main ingredients I like in any bowl at GG is steak and garlic. Of course, I mix in vegetables too every now and then. I have been making bowls for 11 years and honestly can say that I have not made a bowl that I consider to have been a bad one. The key is to talk to fellow warriors about their "secret recipes” for ideas you’d probably never imagine yourself.

What advice do you have for someone interested in GG?

Set goals for yourself, stay focused and work your hardest on anything and everything you get into. You will find success!

Brandi Spears

Why did you make the decision to work at GG?

I originally worked next door to Genghis Grill and would eat there every day. After being laid off, I decided to apply there, and I quickly realized that I had found a place I was happy. My coworkers were like my second family. I actually enjoyed coming to work everyday. I loved helping first time Fans build their bowls and get acquainted with Genghis. When I became a corporate trainer it became even more rewarding. I got to teach new employees, most of which had never been to a Genghis Grill. I was able to share my passion with them, watch them learn and become excited about Genghis Grill. It’s been great seeing them succeed.

How long did it take you to get promoted?

After a brief hiatus, I returned to Genghis as a Server in 2009 at the Galleria Mall location. I was soon promoted to In-Store Trainer in 2010, then a Mid-Level Manager and corporate Trainer in 2011. Finally, I landed my current position as Training Coordinator in 2012.

What do you put in your bowl?

I like to change it up. Sometimes I make a Thai Chicken bowl. I also like our Sriracha Chicken bowl with onions, jalapenos, and Sriracha lime sauce.

What advice do you have for someone interested in GG?

I would say go for it! It’s an awesome company to work for and has lots of opportunity for growth. Both the people and the food are amazing

Michael Carter

Why did you make the decision to work at GG?

I was young, ambitious, and looking for a career where I could realistically work my way to the top. When I was first introduced to the concept, I knew, without a doubt, how great of an opportunity this was for me. The food was delicious and healthy and the way in which it was done just WOWED me. I knew that these combinations would build into a very successful company and I had to be a part of it.

How long did it take you to get promoted?

We were still a young company with few locations when I started. It took me about 18 months to be promoted to Management. Now it’s great for newcomers because they have more opportunity, locations and positions. This makes moving up quickly very possible, but you still have to be the best. There are no shortcuts.

What do you put in your bowl?

I like to add chicken, sliced steak and sausage. For some reason, I have always been very selective with my vegetables (meaning I don't like majority of them). The ones I do put in my bowl are mainly green beans, cilantro and potatoes. Then infused with the best BBQ sauce ever and mixed with spiral pasta.

What advice do you have for someone interested in GG?

This has been the best career opportunity of my life. At only 20 years old, I struggled both internally and financially on what direction I needed to go. I didn't think there were many opportunities out there but I always knew I could work harder than the person next to me. I started as an entry level employee and worked my way up. I’ve worked in many positions from entry level to Assistant Manager, General Manager, Lead Corporate Trainer, Director of Operations, Director of Loss Prevention and Asset Protection and Operating Partner. My advice or encouragement is that you can do it, too – whether you start at entry level or as management. The best thing about Genghis Grill for me has been that we acknowledge and reward our hard workers.

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