Biz Beat

Need a job? New Vintage Faire Mall, Monte Vista Crossings restaurants are hiring

Restaurants coming soon to two of the region’s busiest shopping centers — Vintage Faire Mall and Monte Vista Crossing — have put out help wanted signs.

Three new eateries slated to open in coming months at Modesto’s Vintage Faire — Panera Bread, Buckhorn BBQ and the new Sago and Tea — have all started hiring. At Turlock’s Monte Vista Crossing, PizzaRev also has positions available.

The new Panera, being built from the ground up at the old site of the Elephant Bar, plans to open at the end of the month. A banner reads “Now Hiring” outside and online it has postings for more than half a dozen positions ranging from general manager and shift supervisor to day and night bakers, cashiers, line cooks and catering coordinator. The new Panera will have a drive-thru and indoor seating. A grand opening celebration will be held at Vintage Faire once it debuts.

To apply for positions at the Panera at 3401 Dale Road visit

Work on the upcoming Buckhorn BBQ at the Modesto mall continues as well. Crews are converting the corner space that was once Furniture & More to a full service restaurant. Buckhorn owner Rich Loudermilk said work is “coming along smoothly” and hopes to open the restaurant in June. Buckhorn BBQ, also known as the Buckhorn Grill, has about dozen locations in the Bay Area and Sacramento. This will be its first in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Buckhorn BBQ specializes in char-roasted meats and tri-tip.

Applications are being accepted online for all positions including general manager, assistant manager, store supervisor, bartenders and waiters. Loudermilk expects to hire about 50 employees to staff the restaurant. To apply visit

Also at Vintage Faire, the just announced Sago and Tea will open in the former location of Teavana. Last July Starbucks announced it would close its national tea chain which had locations in malls nationwide. But the Modesto space didn’t stay empty long because the new, locally owned drink and snack shop is moving into its space. Owner Linda Payang, who also owns the Quickly Cafe in Manteca, said they hope to open by the end of the month.

The shop will specialize in bubble tea, a popular drink with flavored tapioca-like pearls. It will also sell hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy and other specialty drinks. Payang has posted a “Now Hiring” sign on the shop’s window. To inquire about positions contact her at 209-834-7598 or email

And finally, in Turlock the PizzaRev at the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center is still slated to open soon. The restaurant shares a building with Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, which opened in December. Shamiya Hussain and her husband Ray own both eateries. They wanted to have Dos Coyotes open and established before opening the second site. Pizza Rev, which has a build-your-own pizza concept, is expect to open in April. The restaurant is currently hiring for about 35 full and part-time positions. For more about PizzaRev visit