Fast Food Worker Resume Examples and Templates for 2023

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William Riley
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 789 West Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004


Fast Food Worker committed to providing efficient, courteous service to customers. Thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.

Key Skills

  • Customer Relations & Service
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Order Accuracy
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration

Professional Experience

Shift Leader, Hot Pot, San Francisco, CA | November 2019 to Present

  • Schedule and manage a group of 12-15 employees
  • Oversee Health Department inspections, and work with franchise owner to follow requirements
  • Monitor food and kitchen supplies, ordering more as needed


  • Streamlined workflow for rush periods, raising customer satisfaction scores by 30%

Crew Member, Sam’s Sub Shop, Seattle, WA | February 2016 to October 2019

  • Handled opening and closing shift duties, and ensured store safety and cleanliness at all points
  • Trained new hires on SOPs, and distributed employee handbooks
  • Facilitated morning meetings with 10-12 employees
  • Helped reduce drive-thru wait times by ~2 minutes


Graduate, Eastern High School, Seattle, WA | 2019

Monica Mercer
(444) 444-4444 | [email protected] | 100 First Street, Pittsburgh, PA 10000


Punctual, organized Fast Food Worker with experience both preparing food and managing staff. Skilled at preventing, addressing, and resolving customer complaints. Maintain clean, orderly spaces that comply with all health codes and restaurant standards. Adept trainer who motivates new hires to succeed.

Key Skills

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Relations & Service
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Inventory Control
  • New Hire Training
  • Personnel Management
  • Schedule & Payroll Management

Professional Experience

Restaurant Manager, Ricky’s Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA | July 2018 to Present

  • Schedule 30+ workers to cover all staffing needs of this 24-7 restaurant
  • Oversee cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Address and resolve customer concerns in keeping with restaurant policies
  • Recognize and promote high-performing employees


  • Introduced training and scheduling policies that helped cut annual staff attrition by 40%
  • Reduced customer cleanliness concerns by 80%
  • Decreased equipment repair costs by 10%

Kitchen Manager, Arby’s, Philadelphia, PA | October 2015 to June 2018

  • Ordered $10K in food supplies per week, checking all deliveries for accuracy
  • Ensured safe food storage and preparation
  • Addressed and resolved any scheduling conflicts among kitchen staff
  • Created and updated menus to reflect company promotions and food supply

Line Cook, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pottstown, PA | July 2013 to September 2015

  • Prepared 100+ orders per shift based on instructions from head cook and shift manager
  • Operated commercial deep fryers, ovens, and other kitchen equipment
  • Assisted with restaurant open, close, and regular maintenance procedures


Graduate, Pittsburgh High School, Pittsburgh, PA | 2013

Brogan Tate
(987) 654-3210 | [email protected] | 123 Main Street, Orlando, FL 12345


Reliable Fast Food Worker with 10+ years of experience. Focused on providing top-quality customer service and experiences. Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional Experience

Team Member, Yummy Food, Orlando, FL | December 2016 to Present

  • Process online and mobile meal orders
  • Ensure kitchen staff receives correct details for each order
  • Accurately package meals and process customer payments
  • Address and answer client questions about food freshness and availability
  • Check inventory daily and put in requests for items low in stock
  • Clean and straighten counters and tables at end of each shift

Team Member, Downtown Eats, Orlando, FL | July 2011 to November 2016

  • Helped cashiers take payments and process orders
  • Measured and prepared raw food ingredients
  • Helped clean the kitchen at end of each shift
  • Ordered, received, and stored kitchen equipment and food supplies
  • Upheld safety and sanitation standards


  • Suggested a new refrigeration method that decreased food wastage by 17%


Graduate, Montgomery Central High School, Orlando, FL | 2011

Key Skills

  • Conflict & Complaint Resolution
  • Customer Relations & Service
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Fast Food Preparation
  • Food Safety & Sanitation
  • High-Volume Restaurant Operations
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Process Streamlining
  • Product Upselling
  • Task Prioritization
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time Management

Tips for Writing a Better Fast Food Worker Resume

Brainstorm your top strength area

Fast food workers often excel at:

  • Accurately entering and preparing meal orders
  • Collaborating on a team
  • Courteously engaging with various customers
  • Working quickly in a fast-paced environment

Which one of the above four strength areas would you say you’re best at? Take ten minutes to brainstorm and jot down your thoughts. How have you shown this strength at your past jobs, both in and outside of food service? Do any highlights or achievements come to mind as demonstrating your talent in this area? Your answers to these questions will lead to some of your best resume content, particularly in the Profile and Experience sections.

Tell your story

You may have been told to avoid passive phrases like “Responsible for” or “Tasked with” on your resume. But that’s hard to do when you’re unsure what the “active” alternative would be.

For an active resume tone, first think of your career as a story with “characters and their actions.” (For more on this principle, see Joseph Williams’s popular writing book “Style: Toward Clarity and Grace.”) And who’s the primary character of your resume? You, of course. Your resume may contain many details on various duties and projects, but you should center it all on yourself and your actions in relation to them.

A simple way to make sure you’re doing this: Begin every job description sentence as an “I” statement, then just take out the “I” and leave the rest of the phrase on your final resume.


[I…] Introduced training and scheduling policies that helped cut annual staff attrition by 40%
[I…] Reduced customer cleanliness concerns by 80%
[I…] Decreased equipment repair costs by 10%

Quantify your fast food experience

By quantifying your experience, you can help hiring managers understand what you’re capable of. When you write the bullet points for your resume, try to include answers to questions such as “how many?” and “how much?”

For instance:

  • How much were you able to upsell?
  • How many team members did you work with?
  • How many times did you win “Employee of the Month”?


  • Worked in a 250-cover restaurant where we regularly served 500 for lunch and dinner

Common Key Skills for Fast Food Worker Resumes

One of the best ways to improve your resume is to add keywords.

That’s because most employers now use an applicant tracking system (ATS), which scans each submitted resume for keywords relevant to the job opening at hand. When the ATS finds a resume with many relevant keywords, it flags the document for the hiring manager.

To make your resume ATS-friendly, add a keyword-rich “Skills” or “Expertise” section. Here are some common keywords for fast food worker resumes:

Key skills & proficiencies
Cash Handling Conflict Resolution
Customer Relations & Service Food Safety & Sanitation
High-Volume Food Preparation Kitchen Equipment Maintenance
OSHA Regulations Product Promotions
Store Open & Close Procedures Task Prioritization
Team Collaboration Time Management

Common Action Verbs for Fast Food Worker Resumes

One of the most frequent resume mistakes is using too few verbs. You may repeat the same generic verb (say, “Manage”) many times or rely on passive phrases like “Responsible for” or “Accountable for.” These tendencies can distract the hiring manager and fail to show the varied nature of your experience. The following list will help you mix up the verbs on your fast food worker resume:

Action Verbs
Adapt Assist
Clean Collaborate
Communicate Create
Deliver Handle
Help Improve
Increase Maintain
Maximize Organize
Prepare Process
Promote Recommend
Record Sanitize
Serve Upsell

How to Align Your Resume With a Job Posting

One thing unique to most job postings is the description of the hiring company or facility. You can enhance your fast food worker resume by tailoring it based on any details about the organization that resonate with you. Follow these four steps:

Step 1: Jot down a few notes on the type of work environment you like best. For instance, you may prefer an environment that’s:

  • Collaborative
  • Customer-focused
  • Fast-paced
  • High-pressure
  • Process-oriented
  • Quality-focused

Step 2: When you find a job posting that appeals to you, look for any details about the hiring company, franchise, or restaurant.

Step 3: Compare those details against your preferred work environment, and highlight any overlap.

Step 4: Add a line or two to your Profile emphasizing that similarity. For example, say you prefer a work environment that’s customer-focused. You find a posting that says “We are a team that places customer service and satisfaction at the center of everything we do.” You can then add a Profile line such as:

  • “Thrive in customer-focused work environments.”
  • “Committed to providing top-quality customer service and experiences.”

This simple exercise can make your resume more accurately show why you’re a great fit for the role as well as why the hiring manager should call you for an interview.

More Resume and Cover Letter Resources

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that jobs for food and beverage servers and related workers will increase by about 9 percent between 2021 and 2031. For more on finding opportunities in this field and related fields, check out the links below:

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