Applying for a Store Manager’s position 2 years ago was one of the best decisions JP has ever made. With a love for his home country, great burgers and kiwi ingenuity, JP is motivated to run his store every day, he reckons the best part about his role is working for an awesome company with a sick culture, and the ability to work with his best mates every day.
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How did you first get involved with BurgerFuel? I was a regular at my local BurgerFuel, the atmosphere was always pumping and the people friendly. A good friend mentioned there was a position open for Store Manager and I applied. Now I am an Area Manager for Harvey and Mark (BurgerFuel Parnell and Pt Chev franchisees), which involves supporting and developing within our team, so everything I love about the BurgerFuel brand.
What was the thing that attracted you the most to BurgerFuel? Definitely the atmosphere and the culture. Whenever you go into a store, the staff are smiling, music is pumping and it’s a different experience from the usual. The Pt Chev and Parnell environments amplify all of these qualities for me, that’s what attracted me to this franchise group. I could tell big things were going to happen with them in the lead and I wanted to get amongst it. Oh, and the food is pretty amazing too.
What do you tell your mates and family about BurgerFuel, what are the perks and best parts of being part of the store staff? Everyone knows how much I love working for BurgerFuel. It challenges me to grow and is where I have found some of my closest friends. Working as Area Manager, I am given trust, opportunity to develop my leadership and the support to do so. The focus is on the store, the brand and my personal development which I don't think is the usual. I love being able to step back and look at the bigger picture, as well as getting behind the flat grill whenever I get the chance.
What motivates and makes you proud to represent the BurgerFuel brand? I am proud to represent BurgerFuel because of how it captures the whole idea of a great New Zealand business; we have great service and food and the brand as a whole is full of the ingenuity, diversity and the family focus that we love about this country. Seeing how much the brand has grown and how different people in the brand have developed motivates me, because it shows me how far you can go with passion and a good idea.
What is one of the greatest opportunities BurgerFuel has given you? The greatest opportunity that BurgerFuel has given me is my current role as Area Manager. As a Store Manager, I learnt so much from such a knowledgeable team. In my new role, I am learning from the best. I have a voice in the important operational and HR decisions and I receive the support I need to develop as a leader and BurgerFuel employee. My future is with BurgerFuel, and the professional and personal skills I am developing will stay with me throughout my working career and help me to be a successful human.
What is one thing you would say to any potential individual who is looking to work at BurgerFuel? Go for it! BurgerFuel is a great brand, they value their staff, you will be encouraged to grow and given the opportunities to do so. Get amongst it! You won’t regret it.
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