The People who make up Lockwood/McKinnon Co., Inc. are the mainstay of the business. The team that creates your dining experience with us includes our Food Champions, Service Champions, Shift Managers, Associate Managers, Restaurant General Managers, and Area Coaches.  Each member of our team carries out an important role in providing you with the service and food you desire and expect when dining out – to keep you coming back.  When you join the team at Lockwood/McKinnon – you add a unique perspective to the business and we look forward to finding out more about you and what you have to offer.  We, in turn, offer you the flexibility to work in any number of locations, on varying shifts or hours and in a position that utilizes your strengths.  Your development is important to us and we encourage you to take advantage of those opportunities.  


 Lockwood/McKinnon Co., Inc. holds its employees to high standards. The values that the Company expects each employee to follow – include: safety, accountability, fun, positivity, sincerity and help.  By demonstrating these qualities – on a daily basis – the team creates the environment in their store location that supports our customers’ expectations and is the foundation that serves employees and customers of Lockwood/McKinnon well.  

Training & Education

We are committed to providing you opportunities to learn, grow, develop, and achieve to help you reach your objectives, as well as to reach the company goals.  In addition to the training that each team member receives through an online learning tool through Taco Bell (Learning Zone), a number of other opportunities are offered to you as an integral member of our team.

Training and Development opportunities noted below are for those employees who have met the requirements set by the Company.

  • Serve Safe Certification

  • Choke Savers

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification

  • Customer Service Workshops

  • Shift Lead Development in-house Course (Communication; Feedback; Conflict Management; Food Safety; Pest Control; CORE standards; Customer Service; Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention; How We Work Together Principles; Leadership)

  • The Guild program - online education at select nonprofit universities - (tuition assistance, educational discounts and individual counselors)

  • GED (High School equivalency; counselors; company paid) opportunities


Benefits and eligibility are for those employees who have met the Full Time or Part Time requirements and/or determined by the position held.  The eligibility is set by the Company. The following is a list of offered benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Signature Plan

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • 401(k) / ROTH account with company match

  • Bonus Program

  • Paid Time Off

  • PTO Special Circumstances (Jury Duty, Military Duty, FMLA Bereavement Leave)

  • Cancer Indemnity; Accident (Physical); and Critical Illness


Details regarding Lockwood/McKinnon Benefits Programs are provided on the Lockwood/McKinnon website.  Eligibility notices are provided at Open Enrollment.