The new Red Robin in Manteca will signal the arrival of spring and a bunch of jobs.
The national restaurant chain will open a site in Manteca in a few weeks and has begun hiring for some 100 part- and full-time positions.
The restaurant at 873 Lifestyle St. (in the Orchard Valley Shopping Center) will accept walk-in applications for the next five weeks.
It's seeking servers, cooks, bartenders, busers and dishwashers. All applicants must be at least 18 and bring a résumé to apply.
Tracey Sibelius, a Red Robin recruitment manager, said the restaurant is looking for "upbeat individuals."
"We're always looking for great smiling faces and new team members," she said.
All applications will be taken on a walk-in basis, Sibelius said, but if there are long lines to interview, time slots will be given out.
Hiring will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday through the end of the month.
The 5,735-square-foot restaurant will open late this month or in early April.
This is the first Red Robin to open in California this year.
The Colorado-based chain has more than 430 restaurants around the nation and specializes in gourmet burgers.
For information, call the Red Robin recruitment line at 823-8000 or visit www.redrobin.com/careers.
Elsewhere around the Business Beat:
Modesto's India Bistro is under new management.
The Indian restaurant at 3125 McHenry Ave. has been open since 2003. Its new owner, Jassi Singh, took over in October.
Singh recently moved to Modesto from Lodi. He brought with him to the restaurant veteran Indian chef Rangeet Singh, who has 12 years' experience.
The eatery has a new menu with a daily lunch buffet, Monday dinner buffet and full bar.
The restaurant has been remodeled and includes a private room for banquets and parties of up to 30 people. Delivery and catering are available.
India Bistro is open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner seven days a week.
Call 544-6342 or visit www.indiabistromodesto.com. ...
And finally, putting on a professional poker tournament has never been easier thanks to the new Elite Poker Rentals.
Manteca resident Efren Juarez and Modesto business partner Alain Nogues started the enterprise in September.
Together they rent professional-grade poker equipment — from cards, chips and tables to public address systems — for in-home private parties and to nonprofit organizations.
The men, who have registered with the state to rent gaming equipment, specialize in nonprofit tournament planning. State law allows nonprofit groups to hold one charitable gaming event a year.
Juarez said the average rental cost is $10 per person, with tournaments ranging from 100 to up to 250 people.
For more information, call 204-9172 in Stanislaus County or 858-8219 in San Joaquin County.
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