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Advanced Fresh Concepts
Franchise Corp.

19205 S. Laurel Park Road
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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Inquires: 310-604-3200
1-866-Go-Sushi (467-8744)

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Careers at Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.

We offer room for growth in your business career path.

“I enjoy working for AFC because the company is like home to me. My coworkers are like my siblings who provide me with daily inspiration to be better. We all share our goals to survive, enjoy life and accept the challenges for AFC.”

-Jane Vinzon

Job Opportunities

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. is continuously expanding and growing. We are seeking qualified people to join our dynamic team.

Following are current open positions:

General Manager of Franchising
Rancho Dominguez, CA
General Manager of Franchising

Position Overview

The General Manager of Franchising provides overall guidance and oversight for the development, implementation, and ongoing administration and monitoring of practices which promote an effective compliance program by collaborating with other departments. Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Regulatory, Policy, Litigation

Works with outside counsel to review and evaluate compliance issues/concerns within the organization and provides legal support for all regulatory, policy, litigation, licensing, and legislative matters at the Federal, State, County and Local level.

  • Franchising

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the relationship with multiple franchise partners and internal stakeholders (e.g. Marketing, Legal & Compliance, R&D, Distribution). Facilitate and assist with quality communications between all Franchise support departments and the Franchise Operator. Provides general business and operational guidance while leading through influence.

  • Licensing/Permits

Ensure compliance with all licensing and permitting requirements.

  • Licensor Document/Customer & Vendor Agreements

Ensure franchise agreement renewals, fee/payment collection, and keeping franchise agreements up to date with current legislation. Ensure that franchisee understands and deploys/practices company systems and processes.

  • Risk Mitigation

Ensure that franchisees maintain insurance that adequately protects both the franchisor and franchisee from claims that present the most significant impact to their respective businesses.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Master’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent preferred)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in related field (10 years of experience preferred)
  • General franchise knowledge and experience
  • Franchise Management experience preferred
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Proficient to Intermediate level (Advanced level preferred)
  • Effective and proven management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels, in person and remotely
  • Ability to lead, influence, and develop people as well as achieve results through others

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Staff Accountant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Staff Accountant

Position Overview

The Staff Accountant will be self-motivated and experience with excellent analytical skills. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, can identify and implement process improvements, and will take initiative to get projects completed.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare monthly journal entries with supporting documentation
  • Prepare monthly accruals and record applicable journal entries
  • Analyze balance sheet accounts and prepare detailed support schedules and monthly account reconciliations
  • Maintain fixed asset and depreciation schedules
  • Prepare inter-company reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly sales and use tax returns

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance related fields
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in private industry or public accounting
  • Strong software skills including MS Excel and QuickBooks
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • An appropriate sense of urgency to complete required tasks
  • Familiarity in Microsoft Dynamics GP and systems implementation a plus
  • Ability to speak Japanese is a plus

Employee Offered Benefits
AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Nutrition & Labeling Compliance Coordinator
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Nutrition & Labeling Compliance Coordinator

Position Overview

Nutrition & Labeling Compliance Coordinator will assist the Research and Development Team with handling tasks related to AFCFC’s product nutrition and ingredient disclosures to ensure compliance with regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and any other applicable governmental agency, both domestically, in Canada, and Australia.

Key Responsibilities

Primary Job Functions (95%)

  • Generate nutrition information and maintain/update database of recipes and nutritional facts.
  • Assist franchisees and customers with inquiries regarding ingredients, nutrition, serving sizes and allergens.
  • Maintain and update files of product specification sheets for domestic, Canadian, and Australian locations.
  • Update nutritional fact chart—hard copy for sushi bars; digital copy for company website.
  • Administer accuracy of ingredients listed on product labels for existing and new items (Ingredients, UPC, Net Weight, Price, Allergens).
  • Ensure color menus, menu boards and item tags at all locations are up-to-date and follow state and federal regulations.
  • Act as a consultant to ensure that vendors comply with governmental regulations in properly labeling the ingredients they supply to AFCFC and AFCI. This includes commercial package markings for USA, Canada and Australia as required by government authorities on imports and exports.
  • Documentation management for AFC Domestic, Canadian, and Australian locations. Work closely with vendors to collect legal documentation including spec sheets, HACCP and third-party audits for new ingredients, and coordinate with Legal Department to ensure all documentation meets governmental regulations as well as AFC regulations.
  • Stay current on updates and changes to regulations on product labeling and disclosure in USA, Canada and Australia.
  • Maintain and update ingredient master list and ingredient online order for current and new products.
  • Oversee recipes and ingredients for existing and new items including sushi and hot foods.
  • Prepare, analyze, and maintain food cost calculations for items for USA, Canada, and Australia.
  • Work with IT and Franchisee Services to ensure master ingredient list and online ordering system are up-to-date.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 2 years of experience in the prepared foods industry
  • Knowledge of Nutritional facts, allergens, and ingredients
  • Computer Skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision benefits, basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.

Assistant Regional Manager (8 Positions)
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington
Assistant Regional Manager (8 Positions)

Position Overview

Assistant Regional Manager will assist with business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with opening new location
  • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
  • Recruit for prospective franchisees
  • Conduct market research
  • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
  • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
  • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
  • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Field Supervisor
Field Supervisor

Position Overview

Field Supervisor is responsible with managing AFCFC Corporate management food service counters and collaborating with the respective Assistant Regional Manager and Regional Manager. The position includes supervising, coordinating, and analyzing the operation of the assigned food service counter to function efficiently. These will include but not limited to the following:  Sushi, Sizzling Wok, Steam Table, Noodle Bars and Hot Bowl operations.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Food Service Counter Coordination (50%)

  • Manage operation task and hours
  • Build sales and execute promotions/program
  • Supervise opening/closing
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle customer’s complaints and feedback
  • Communicate with store management daily
  • Handle troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Find potential prospective franchisee

Employee Oversight (30%)

  • Coordinate employee schedule and hours
  • Coordinate employee tasks
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise employees
  • Evaluate employees’ efficiency and productivity

Administrative Functions (20%)

  • Submit assignments (schedules, pays, etc.) for employees
  • Submit weekly data reports and business reports within company policy
  • Send/receive data reports from the store

Qualifications & Skills

  • Education: 4-year degree preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in the food service industry as a chef
  • Language: Fluent in English and computer skills
  • Travel: Business travel up to 80%+ of the time
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills/self motivated

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Regional Manager (5 Positions)
Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Washington, D.C.
Regional Manager (5 Positions)

Position Overview

Regional Manager will oversee regional location including but not limited to Universities, Supermarkets, and Business accounts for our sushi bar operations. This role will support and train our contracted Franchisee’s in business growth for their operations in sales, food safety, and overall product quality. Regional Manager’s position will also assist the operation to adherence to all company standards and procedure, and also build relationships with our clients.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Meet sales, profit, quality and customer service goals
  • Monitor product quality, sanitation/HACCP protocols and product compliance
  • Train, develop, and motivate company Chefs and Contractors
  • Visit stores regularly to inspect store operations
  • Conduct annual performance appraisals
  • Resolve client and customer satisfaction related issues
  • Interface with existing clients to maintain satisfaction and retention
  • Coordinate with AFC and clients for staffing and adhering to new store FDA regulations
  • Travel 60% within your region
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • Serv-Safe Certificate or County Food Managers Card
  • Food Managers Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Degree or related experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Management experience
  • Sushi experience preferable
  • Strong organizational, written, and communication skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Administrative Assistant
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Administrative Assistant

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Permits & Licensing Team.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Support will include, but not limited to:

  • Heavy Data Entry
  • Recordkeeping
  • Mailing
  • Filing
  • Generating Letters

Qualifications & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration a plus
  • Must have previous experience in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and database software
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years office experience or equivalent
  • Typing minimum 60 wpm
  • 10-Key by touch
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good customer service skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to approach all tasks in a systematic, disciplined, accurate, and thorough manner
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Human Resources Manager
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Human Resources Manager

Position Overview

The Human Resources Manager will play a key role in the overall evaluation, coordination, planning, and implementation of the various services, projects, policies, and programs of the organization’s HR Department. The position will be responsible with compliance of all federal, state, and local employment laws in a multi-state level. It will lead the department to ensure execution of systems, compliance, and benefits, payroll, and leaves administration are handled accurately and effectively.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Department Organization (25%)

  • Evaluating and developing department goals and objectives
  • Evaluating current systems and processes and supporting the department with solutions for effective execution
  • Overall planning and organization of department activities

Labor & Compliance (20%)

  • Recommending, developing, and implementing personnel policies and procedures in compliance with federal and state laws
  • Maintaining and updating company handbook
  • Consulting legal counsel, if necessary, to ensure policies comply with federal and state laws
  • Ensuring compliance with all labor and employment laws including Paid Sick Leave (PSL) administration

Employee Relations (20%)

  • Responsible for all employee relations inquiries (i.e. complaints, harassments, etc.)
  • Conducting investigations and coaching management teams with appropriate resolutions to employee relations issues
  • Developing ideas to ensure employees maintain a healthy work/fun balance

Benefits Administration (10%)

  • Evaluating both company’s benefits and its administration and make recommendations necessary to help with overall improvement and execution

Workers’ Compensation & Leave Management (10%)

  • Managing Workers’ Compensation claims and overall administration
  • Managing and tracking employee leaves and ensuring compliance with federal and state leave laws

Payroll (10%)

  • Assisting with payroll processing (if necessary)
  • Supervising and assisting Payroll Supervisor to ensure payroll transactions are processed accurately, timely, and in compliance

Records/Reporting (5%)

  • Ensuring employee status changes (i.e. promotions, demotions, transfers, etc.) are handled and processed accurately and timely
  • Generating requested reports by the upper management.
  • Participating in manager meetings

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Labor Relations or related field
  • PHR, SPHR Certified Professional (Preferred)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Human Resources (preferably in an HR Generalist function)
  • Minimum of 5 years HR Management experience
  • Minimum of 3 years Multi-state Administration experience
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Proficient to Advanced level
  • Human Resources Management / Payroll System
  • Payroll processing
  • Employment Law & Compliance

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Hot Food Field Supervisor (5 Positions)
California, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina
Hot Food Field Supervisor (5 Positions)

Position Overview

Hot Food Field Supervisor will directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Be an inspiration and motivate daily excellence
  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Building sales and executing promotional programs
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Recruit and interview potential prospective Franchisee
  • Interview, hire and train all field employees
  • Oversee the daily operation of food service staff
  • Monitor quality of products and services produced
  • Adjust daily schedules for shift personnel to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Manage inventory of ingredients and supplies
  • Maintain health standards for raw and finished products
  • Must be able to travel 95%+ of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification required
  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields (3+ years of Multi-Unit Management experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of common food safety practices
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Must be dependable, reliable and motivated
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Shift flexibility (must be able to work closing shifts, holidays, and evenings as needed)
  • Able to grasp, reach overhead, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Corporate Chef, Product Development
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Corporate Chef, Product Development

Position Overview

Corporate Chef, Product Development will work primarily at the company headquarters to train prospective franchisees to take over an AFC sushi bar. Incumbent will also assist the Executive Chef in developing new products, with a focus on current and/or popular consumer trends.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Primary Job Functions (70%)

• Train prospective Franchisees on the following subject matter:

– Sushi bar operation

– Quality Control

– Food safety

– Customer service

– Product demonstration/sampling

Secondary Job Functions (25%)

• Research current and/or popular trends in Japanese and other Asian cuisines.

• Suggest item recipes that meet the above trends.

Other Job Functions (5%)

• Additional tasks as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

• At least 3 years of culinary experience with background in Sushi and Japanese cuisine preferred

• Strong English communications skills

• Good inter-personal communications skills

• Ability to motivate others

• Serve-Safe certified

Employee Offered Benefits:

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Temporary Sushi Chef
Temporary Sushi Chef

Position Overview

Temporary Sushi Chefs’ assignments are in various AFCFC sushi bars around the nation. Responsibilities include operating sushi bar and/or hot foods service counters under AFC corporate management (AFC Mgmt.) until assignment ends. Training will be provided during a 2-week orientation at AFC Headquarters.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Open sushi bar and/or hot food service counter i.e. Sizzling Wok, Steam Table or Hot Bowl
  • Make sushi items and/or hot foods
  • Post applicable promotional displays (posters, banners, etc.)
  • Promote food product by demonstration/sampling
  • Close sushi bar and/or hot food service counter
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a sushi chef
  • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must take initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
Food Safety Auditor (7 positions)
California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington
Food Safety Auditor (7 positions)

Position Overview

Food Safety Auditor will oversee and routinely conduct inspections of franchise locations to ensure safety and sanitation procedures and regulations are maintained and compliant to SSOP, store requirements, and the state and local laws.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Oversee food safety and sanitation procedures for retail food service establishments
  • Conduct routine inspections of franchise locations to determine compliance with SSOP, store requirements, and state and local laws
  • Educate operators during routine visits on food safety, internal policies, and operational procedures
  • Conduct investigations on reported matters of product quality, food service operation compliance and related categories
  • Lead Food Safety Training/Discussion sessions with operators and partners
  • Establish, develop, and maintain alliances with regulatory and industry partners

Qualifications & Skills

  • BA/BS Degree in Biology, Food Science, Environmental Health, Microbiology, or related field
  • A minimum of two years of food safety experience
  • Knowledge in food safety (Retail Food Code) is required
  • REHS/RS or CP-FS credential is a plus
  • Experience in retail food service is a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent Motor Vehicle Record
  • Overnight travel per month—extensive
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and execute projects diligently
  • Fluent in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to converse calmly and effectively during crisis situations

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision.