The best news from Taco Bell isn’t that Nacho Fries are returning with an all-new flavor. (But that’s a pretty good guess.) No, Taco Bell is switching it up for 2020 and focusing on the employees who keep the fast-food chain running during late-night trips to the drive-thru. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication when we’ve got a craving, so Taco Bell is doing all the thanking for us.
Taco Bell has just announced a $100,000 salary for its managers!
You Can Make Six Figures at Taco Bell
Right now, Taco Bell is looking for general managers to bulk up their roster, and the job comes with a $100,000 salary. Why? The U.S. economy has one of the lowest unemployment rates since 1969, so fast-food chains have to get creative with their pay. It’s an effort to keep existing managers in their positions and ensure workers are happy and fully compensated for their time.
Before the wage increase, Taco Bell managers received a salary somewhere between $50,000-$80,000. Other chains, like Olive Garden and Shake Shack, are also working to find the balance between pay and labor inflation. That means we’ll probably see a few more wage increases throughout the year.
Looking to Apply? Here’s What You’ll Need
If you’re on the hunt for a new gig, Taco Bell is the best place to start. Here’s what they’re looking for in a general manager, according to LinkedIn:
- You’ll have to be at least 21.
- If you have a high school diploma or GED, you’re golden.
- 2-4 years of supervisory experience is a must-have, but it can be in either food service or retail, depending on your experience.
- Your shift will involve heavy lifting, so make sure you can be on your feet and stacking up tortilla chips for a couple hours.
- It never hurts to have basic business and math skills, so get studying!
If you already work for Taco Bell, you’re in luck. You’re more likely to claim the position, as they’re looking for internal hires. And if you already have managerial experience from, say, Aldi (who pays and treats their employees exceptionally well), Taco Bell’s managerial wage is roughly $4,000 higher. The job includes perks like dental, vision and 401(k). It’s worth a shot!