PART OF THE CREW
WORK in fast food is not just fast-paced but fun for Montana-Leigh Hanson.
The Carl’s Jr. crew member spends her shifts cleaning, stocking and organising the restaurant, as well as taking care of customers, which the company prefers to see as “guests”.
“The guests are the team’s main priority,” she says. “This means having speedy service, making sure the quality of our food products are at high standards, ensuring guests are comfortable in the restaurant environment, and engaging in conversations.
“We’re encouraged to think of our store as a restaurant so we do table service and endeavour to deliver an excellent dine-in experience.”
Hanson says the crew and management are very supportive and helpful.
“I was looking for a job that could give me a different experience and that could teach me new things,” she says.
Her advice for other people wanting a job in the takeaway sector is to be yourself, be respectful and smile a lot.
“Always strive to be the best you, learn from mistakes but most importantly always have fun,” she says.
GROWTH: Carl’s Jr. employee Montana-leigh Hanson with CKE Restaurants chief executive Jason Marker.