Willy’s Mexicana Grill may be best known for incredibly fresh, quality ingredients, drool-worthy burritos, and eco-friendly operations, but the company is committed to more than pleasing customers and preserving the environment.
Willy’s also strives to create a supportive atmosphere for every team member where excellence is recognized and rewarded.
This was the drive behind developing the Operating Partner Program, launched in 2022. Our General Managers are the heart and soul of the restaurant. Their dedication and creativity keep operations running efficiently in the face of many challenges that face restaurants today. It was important to create a program that offers more opportunity and reward to incentivize their hard work.
What Is the Operating Partner Program?
The Operating Partner Program is designed to recognize and reward select General Managers within the Willy’s family. These GMs are commended for exceeding performance standards and exemplifying the core values of the organization.
Willy’s knows that being a good manager is about more than consistently going above and beyond financial goals. It also includes achieving positive operational results that benefit the team and customers alike.
Those who are selected for the Operating Partner Program will first be recognized as the outstanding leaders they are. It can certainly be gratifying to hit and surpass financial goals and earn the trust and respect of employees, but it never hurts to receive recognition for one’s hard work.
In addition, Operating Partners are encouraged to develop an ownership mentality, adopting a personal stake in the success of the company as a whole. To solidify this integration, Operating Partners will enjoy a share of the profits they generate.
Willy’s Mexicana Grill prizes strong leadership, and the organization is committed to recognizing exceptional performance among General Managers. The Operating Partner Program ensures that leaders within the company are recognized for their efforts and rewarded for making Willy’s the beloved brand it is, today and moving forward.