Franklin Café
October 24, 2023
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Hourly Wage: $17.00 per hour 



Become a part of New Old Florida in Apalachicola - the coolest place to stay, drink, and eat 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.


Step into a leading role as the Restaurant Manager of Franklin Café, where tradition meets the present. In this role, you'll be more than just a manager; you'll be the captain of the ship, steering the team through daily operations and ensuring that our guests leave with an experience to remember.

This job calls for someone who knows the ins and outs of the restaurant business but also understands the close-knit Apalachicola community. Each day, you'll oversee the crew and make sure we're stocked up and running smoothly. You’ll also be the point person when things get hectic. Independence, confidence, and a talent for seeing the big picture are crucial.

If you've got the grit and vision to lead, we want to hear from you.


  • Oversee and ensure adherence to company policies, training, and restaurant procedures.
  • Maintain high standards for safety, food quality, and customer satisfaction; address and resolve complaints promptly.
  • Manage staff scheduling, track hours, and oversee accurate end-of-day cashouts.
  • Order necessary supplies while adhering to budget constraints and monitor operational costs.
  • Supervise daily front- and back-of-house operations, focusing on efficiency and waste reduction.
  • Conduct staff performance appraisals and lead recruitment and interviewing efforts.
  • Engage with guests to garner feedback and continuously improve service and product quality.


  • 1-year minimum of restaurant management experience.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.


Hourly Wage: $17.00 per hour


  • PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance

Schedule: Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends.

Part of the White Sands Hospitality family