Thirsty Lion hiring 120 in Desert Ridge
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, the rapidly expanding concept specializing in elevated cuisine, is looking to hire 120 dynamic employees at its new Desert Ridge location. The Gastropub is looking to fill a variety of jobs including: servers, hosts, bartenders and all front and back of the house positions starting November 1. The restaurant, opening in December, will be located on the southwest side of The District at Desert Ridge Marketplace. This will be the fourth Arizona location for Thirsty Lion.
“We are looking for ambitious and driven individuals ready to join a collaborative team,” said John Plew, owner of Thirsty Lion. “We pride ourselves in our team-driven environment and place a large emphasis in creating a supportive and fun atmosphere for our staff.”
Employees at Thirsty Lion have access to a variety of benefits including health insurance, 401K and meal discount program. The company offers employees career advancements and incorporates mentorship and education at all job levels. Employees also have access to a job pool that includes locations in Oregon, Colorado and Texas. Since Thirsty Lion’s first Arizona location opening in 2011, the popular gastropub has seen incredible growth and success with all its metro Phoenix locations.
The 6,500 square-foot Desert Ridge location will boast a spacious dining room, plus a large outdoor bar with a fire pit and ample seating for large parties. Thirsty Lion serves a signature menu with an emphasis on local ingredients and bold flavors. The “seasonal fresh sheets” focus on incorporating unique ingredients based on the time of year, including fresh seafood, quality meats and local produce. The bar includes a large selection of craft beers on tap, many of which are local to the Valley. The main dining area will accommodate up to 200 guests and the patio will seat 140.
In February 2020, the fifth Arizona location will open at Chandler Viridian PRIMEGATE. Thirsty Lion will be in a prime location and complete the leasing for a project that includes popular dining tenants such as Panera, The Sicilian Butcher, and Charles Schwab. Hiring for the Chandler location will begin in January.
Thirsty Lion is among the nation’s Top 50 Emerging Restaurant chains and is ranked nationally in the Top 12 Most Successful Emerging Restaurants.