Taco Bell to Offer $100,000 Salary Jobs and Paid Sick Leave to Employees

January 10, 2020

If you’re looking for a career change, you may want to browse through open positions at Taco Bell.

The chain announced that they will be offering restaurant managers a competitive salary of $100,000, according to a press release.

The salary increase is quite the jump from the current general manager salary that ranges between $50,000 and $80,000.

In the competitive job landscape, Yum! Brands Inc., the owner of Taco Bell, hopes the salary will attract and retain some of the best workers.

The higher salaries will reportedly be tested in select markets across the Midwest and Northeast, Bloomberg reports. 

Additionally, the chain will create a position for employees who want to gain leadership experience without managerial responsibilities.

“It’s no secret that Taco Bell marches to the beat of its own drum, and we provide our fans with unexpected experiences year after year,” Mark King, Taco Bell CEO said in the press release.

“As Taco Bell expands its footprint, our responsibility to drive positive impact increases. Our business growth in the last decade has positioned us to create change for good and implement creative solutions for our planet, our people and our food. We're excited to shake things up and make 2020 even more about what matters most: our purpose,” he added.

Other positive changes coming for employees who have been with the company for at least 90 days include at least 24 hours of paid sick time per year for all employees.

Previously, only managers were allowed to take paid sick time.

The company also noted it would continue its green initiative of offering vegetarian options in addition to their goal of making all packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025.

Yum Brands Inc. recently made a pricey purchase when acquired Habit Restaurants Inc. in a $375 million deal.

Through the agreement with the Irvine, California company, Yum! acquired 300 locations across 13 states and internationally to expand its offerings to sell chargrilled burgers, ahi tuna sandwiches, and milkshakes along with a “fast-casual” style of dining.

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