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Restaurant Executive Search in Quick Service (QSR)

Restaurant Industry > Restaurant Executive Search in Quick Service (QSR)


Bristol Associates’ Restaurant Division recruits for senior and executive management quick service positions in the restaurant industry. Our practice is lead by recruiter and Vice President Steve Kessler.

Our Clients

We have completed searches for a wide array of Restaurant industry clients including:  

  • Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)
  • Full Service
  • Concession
  • Casual Dining
  • Family Dining
  • Night Club

Examples of Completed Searches

Our Restaurant Division placed successful candidates in a variety of key QSR positions. Our placements include positions such as District Manager, Area Manager, Regional Manager, Multi-Unit Manager, Director of Operations, Regional Director of Operations, Corporate Director of Operations, Vice President of Operations/ Executive VP/ Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer, and President.

Below is a sampling of completed searches.

Vice President of Operations
Our client is one of the largest QSR chains in the country. The placed candidate is responsible for all operations.

Director of Operations
The placed candidate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations including 70+ new store openings.

Regional Director of Operations
The placed candidate is responsible for daily operations of over 40+ locations across multiple states.

Qualities of a Great QSR Operations Executive

With over 20 years of experience placing restaurant operations executives, we know what makes a great leader. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in specific operations disciplines
  • Proven track record meeting or exceeding targets through planning and time management
  • Experience developing strategies that enhance revenue and control expense
  • Ability to collaborate with business partners and identify, develop, and implement solutions for improved performance
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders – including owners, investors, managers, and employees
  • Ability to pay tremendous attention to detail
  • Track record of unyielding commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated trac record of imagination, vision, innovation, and energy

Why Work With Us?

Bristol Associates has been a leader in executive search nationwide since 1967. Our boutique executive recruiting firm is a family-owned business in its third generation of leadership. 

The average tenure of our professional staff at Bristol Associates exceeds 15 years.  As experts in their targeted fields, our consultants are knowledgeable about trends in technology, hiring, and compensation in their industries. No one is better suited than our consultants to guide you through the hiring process.

Our firm utilizes a proprietary database with over 170,000 contacts and 100,000 companies, allowing us to find the most successful match for our client companies. Moreover, as experts in recruiting through social media, we have augmented our network of professionals through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Perhaps most importantly, we have developed a community of key personal contacts that go beyond online networks.

Let us help you find the right talent for you company. Get started now by filling out the short Employer Inquiry form.

Get in Touch

Vice President Steven Kessler focuses his practice on the Casino and Restaurant industries. Steven joined Bristol Associates in 2006 working on projects including research and administration. He is a 2000 graduate of The Concord Academy in Los Angeles. 

To learn more about our executive search services please contact him at (310) 670-0525 ext. 106 or skessler@bristolassoc.com. Employers may also fill out our Employer Inquiry Form.

Professionals looking for new opportunities can get in touch with us through the Submit Your Resume page.