At NJB/Albor Restaurants, 88 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 288 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.32. It was published on Jan 11, 2018. 2229 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is approachable, easy to talk with.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
I can be myself around here.

What They Do

We asked NJB/Albor Restaurants to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a business of people whose main purpose is to serve customers hot food fast in a clean and friendly environment.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Hospitality
US Headquarters: Riverwoods, Illinois, 60015 US Sites: 57
US Employees: 1,740 Worldwide Revenues: $84 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1989

NJB/Albor Restaurants has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2018 (ranked 21)

Scholarship Winner

Perks and Programs

We asked NJB/Albor Restaurants to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Voice of The Customer Bonus: Cash rewards shared with employees when 3 out of 4 customers rate their experience Highly Satisfied. Provided monthly.
  • Food Cost Bonus: Monthly cash rewards for reducing food waste.
  • Labor Bonus: Monthly cash rewards for controling labor costs
  • Birthday Program: Cash rewards within every manager's birthday month.
  • Health Insurance: Employer pays 70%
  • Growth Bonus: Monthly cash rewards for meeting and exceeding profit goals.
  • Learning Bonus: Monthly cash rewards for learning about new products.
  • General Manager Meetings: Monthly meetings with all GM's to grow their expertise. Meetings include ticket giveaways, snacks and dinner.
  • Leadership Classes: Regular day long meetings with Shift and Assistant Managers to develop personal leadership.
  • Personal Growth Classes: General Managers travel to CA to attend seminars in personal growth. All expenses paid.


$26,200 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Team Member $60,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for General Manager
10% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 35 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$2,500 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Scholarship Winner


5 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
4 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
4 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*

Community and Environmental Impact

$160,000 Philanthropic donations in last year Chief People Person Leads environmental impact team


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Billboard Winners


New Store Team

How to Get Hired

We asked NJB/Albor Restaurants for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Their ability to speak and relate to others in a positive way is key to being a good fit. A person's desire to serve others without considering themselves a servant are a reflection of the attitude they will use to approach their job. A candidates trust in others will reflect the trust they will have in the company, their store, their team members, their customers and ultimately themselves.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Be persistent. Be able to tell a story of a positive service interaction they have witnessed or been a part of. Be able to relate an instance of how they won a guest back after the guest experienced a disapointing transaction.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We work in a transitory industry. Many come to us as a first job. Many live in circumstances that makes them believe that they need to job hop. Therefore, although within the industry our turnover is lower, we are always looking to hire teammebers with the attributes described above. As a result of our continuing expansion we are looking for an Area Coach to oversee several stores.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

They should first apply through our online portal @ or through linkedin. Persistent candidates will find out the senior management in the company and find reason to develop a speaking relationship with them.

hiring Outlook

1,740 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 24% Job Growth
1 Average applicants per opening 2,500 Total job applicants
20% New hires by employee referrals 435 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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