The Franklin Café
November 4, 2023
Apalachicola, Florida
Job Type
Hourly Wage: $7.98/hour + tips



We invite you to enjoy a piece of New Old Florida at the Gibson Inn, the beating heart of Apalachicola. Constructed in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this place is steeped in Southern hospitality, rich history, and old-school charm. The iconic Parlor Bar remains the definitive local watering hole, serving craft cocktails, local beers, and a knockout menu from a famed in-house restaurant, the Franklin Café.

Reminiscent of days gone by, this fresh 45-room boutique hotel features one-of-a-kind guest rooms designed for every type of traveler, a lively Billiards Room, wrap-around porches, Bentley chauffeur service, Gibson Golf Cart rental packages, complimentary bicycles, and more.

Discover the New Old Florida experience at the Gibson and immerse yourself in the beautiful Forgotten Coast.



Do you want to work in paradise?

We are hiring Servers to provide excellent customer service at The Franklin Café. Our company offers guest experiences that are second to none, and we pride ourselves on preserving the Old Florida charm.

The responsibilities of a server include taking orders, bringing food and drinks to guests, and refilling glasses as needed. Our servers must be hard-working, attentive to details, and proactive in their work. We offer an excellent benefits package and the chance to live and work in a gorgeous location for the right candidate.

If you have a strong work ethic, people love your energy, and you can work well on a team, we'd love to hear from you.


  • Provide excellent and warm customer service
  • Provide food and drink suggestions to guests
  • Take guest orders with accuracy
  • Deliver food and drinks to tables
  • Refill drinks as needed
  • Willing to clear, clean, and prepare tables as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highschool diploma or GED is preferred
  • Ability to learn and memorize the menu and specials
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A positive and helpful attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Food, wine, and spirits knowledge is a plus


Hourly Wage: $7.98/hour + tips


  • PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Exclusive employee perks across the White Sands Hospitality family of brands

Schedule: Flexibility is required to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.