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Address:

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:

Corporate Franchise Trainer
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Corporate Franchise Trainer

Position Overview

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corporation (AFCFC) is looking for a Corporate Franchise Trainer who will train and coach new AFC sushi bar franchise owners. This position will be working with a dynamic team as part of the Compliance Division. Candidate must be highly driven, enjoys working with people, and has the right qualities to train a multicultural audience –even in difficult circumstances.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Prepare, coordinate, and conduct presential and online AFC Franchise Orientation and Food Safety Training for new Franchisees daily.
  • Create, revise, and edit training materials, PowerPoint presentations, or visual aids to support classroom training.
  • Prepare and apply tests to ensure the trainees’ knowledge and identify areas of opportunity in the training program.
  • Ensure all brand training and content is in full compliance with company standards.
  • Help move toward progress by synthesizing company objectives and connecting it with trainees.
  • Accountable for individual and team duties.
  • Available to work occasionally on Saturdays.
  • Able to travel domestically (Approximately 25%).

Qualifications & Skills

  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to lead, build and develop successful franchisees.
  • Prior experience in a role that conducted formal training/teaching of group or class.
  • Confident and adaptable to deal with complex situations and problem solve accordingly
  • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, quick learner, and meticulous executor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Multilingual 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

Sales Account Manager
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Sales Account Manager

Position Overview

A Sales Account Manager will be responsible with developing and fostering business through pro-active direct sales, marketing, telemarketing, direct mail, appointment calls and tours of the AFC Operations. This position will also develop strategic action plans for clients/accounts to drive measurable, incremental sales revenue.

The Sales Account Manager will also identify areas of opportunity in performance and recommend tools and sales training to optimize performance of sales team. Additionally, work with individual field / office teams to identify skill development areas and properly deploy sales and marketing resources.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Responsible for Acquiring New Accounts and drive our sushi sales within our account.
  • Clear understanding of the retail business strategies then set goals and to determine action plans to meet those goals.
  • Update action plans and financial objectives quarterly.
  • Identify new markets and business opportunities and increase sales.
  • Implement all sales action plans related to market areas as outlined in the marketing plan.
  • Conduct daily sales calls and arrange site inspection to achieve new business for AFC.
  • Able to provide quick and timely responses, immediate communication to the accounts when situations arise, and develop professional long term business relationships.
  • Provide the highest quality of service to the customer / products at all times.
  • Participate in sales calls with members of sales team to acquire new business and/or close on business.
  • Execute and support the operational aspects of business.
  • Able to support services and relationship strategy, driving customer loyalty by delivering service excellence throughout each customer experience.
  • Work closely with Account Managers to ensure proposed rate negotiations meet the financial needs of AFCFC.
  • Accompany sales team on sales calls to potential clients to assist in development of the account and to access the effectiveness and sales skills of the sales person.
  • Assess additional training needs based on data gathered and interaction with sales team from property visits.
  • Attending all department and hotel meetings as necessary.
  • Targeting key accounts potential for the company.
  • Develop relationships within community to strengthen and expand customer base for sales opportunities.
  • Acquiring and developing new business accounts and preparing sales proposals for clients.
  • Closely following up on all business leads within a 24 hour response time line to clients.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Marketing, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related field
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in the sales and marketing or related profession
  • Proven success in a similar role and environment
  • Excellent customer service both internally and externally
  • Excellent presentation skills with professional and hospitable demeanor and attitude
  • Strong attention to detail skill

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

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

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 (8 positions)
California, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington
Food Safety Auditor (8 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.

Customer Experience Specialist
Rancho Dominguez, CA
Customer Experience Specialist

Position Overview

The Customer Experience Specialist under Food Safety & Quality Assurance Team will play a vital role supporting the Legal & Compliance Department predominately in maintaining customer confidence by way of investigating all reported customer events, contacting customers, reporting a general liability matter and following through with appropriate resolution.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Corresponding with injured customers by telephone and/or in writing to promote premier customer service and provide quick resolution of claims
  • Investigating reported customer events to ensure all necessary information is accurately captured should the customer assert a claim
  • Managing all claims to ensure timely and equitable resolution
  • Securing physical evidence related to customer events, to assist in claims handling and potential future litigation
  • Coordinating with insurance adjusters, clients, field team members and internal department leads
  • Providing prompt and continuous updates with key account partners
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Record minutes during group and/or department meetings
  • Light filing

Qualifications & Skills

  • High School Diploma required
  • Associate of Arts Degree or higher preferred
  • 2+ years of customer service or retail experience preferred
  • General knowledge of food service and food safety processes preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Type a minimum of 45 WPM
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent auditory perception
  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills
  • High degree of maturity, discretion, tact and independent judgment
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Professional, articulate and team oriented
  • Possess a high level of organizational expertise
  • Highly meticulous
  • Ability to adapt and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and execute projects diligently
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

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

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 (6 Positions)
Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Washington, Washington, D.C.
Regional Manager (6 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