Franklin Café
November 5, 2023
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Hourly Wage: $7.98 + Tips 



Become a part of New Old Florida in Apalachicola - the coolest place to stay on the Panhandle. 

In the heart of Apalachicola, the Franklin Café stands as a beacon of old-world charm fused with contemporary sophistication. Since its doors swung open in 1907, it has cemented its reputation as a dining icon and a celebrated local watering hole. Frequented by guests and locals, Franklin Café promises an array of craft cocktails, exquisite local brews, and an enticing menu.

Situated within the freshly revamped walls of The Gibson Inn, a 45-room boutique hotel, each guest room is handcrafted and unique, with that level of care and detail carried through everything we offer. The true essence of Franklin Café, however, lies in our people. Our team consistently delivers unmatched hospitality characterized by warmth, friendliness, and an unwavering drive to exceed expectations. This commitment ensures our guests leave with incredible memories and fosters an excellent work environment for our staff.

Be part of a legacy that spans over a century. Apply today.


We’re looking for someone who’s more than a bartender; we're in search of a mixologist—who loves the art of perfecting delicious cocktails, has an enthusiasm for conversation, and ensures each guest has a memorable experience.

If you thrive in lively environments, enjoy a workday full of variety, and can effortlessly walk the line between providing a professional and personable atmosphere, this role is perfect for you.

Our ideal candidate is outgoing, attentive, and has the precision of an experienced bartender. You'll be the one who welcomes, creates, and leaves an unforgettable impression.

Apply today to join us, and let’s mix it up together!


  • Greet guests warmly, take accurate food and drink orders, and ensure ongoing satisfaction throughout their visit.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of all menu items, confidently answer guest questions about preparation and ingredients, and make recommendations tailored to individual tastes.
  • Utilize Aloha (POS system) for seamless order entry, maintain accurate financial transactions, and ensure the station is always ready by handling opening/closing duties, bar inventories, and daily requisitions.
  • Assist fellow team members, from setting up for parties to ensuring a harmonious and productive working environment.
  • Maintain a presentable appearance in accordance with dress code requirements and exhibit a neat, clean, and professional appearance.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, noisy environment with the ability to multitask, from bussing tables to managing a diverse range of guest needs and preferences.
  • Engage actively in listening to guests and colleagues, communicate effectively, and always bring a friendly demeanor with a passion for the craft and guest experience.


  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Able to work in environments with both hot and cold temperatures, such as freezers and around cooking equipment
  • Able to work in a noisy, fast-paced environment with distracting conditions
  • Able to read and write handwritten notes
  • Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Able to move around the facility and stand for long periods of time (will be walking or standing 100% of shift) as well as reach, bend, stoop, mop, sweep and wipe frequently.
  • Must be able to read and communicate in English


Hourly Wage: $7.98 + Tips

Bonus: Our vibrant guest culture frequently leads to generous tips and excellent earning potential.


  • PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Workplace perks such as recreation activities, food and coffee, and flexible work schedules

Schedule: Must have flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, holidays and weekends

Part of the White Sands Hospitality family