Glazed donut, chocolate frosted donut, cinnamon twist donut, cruller, strawberry frosted, jelly donut, and the classic old-fashioned donut. If you are a donut lover your mouth must be watering by now. Why should it not? After all, donuts are one of the most popular desserts to be eaten especially when stressed. Even if you are not a donut lover, you might have heard of at least some of these donuts from restaurants, waiters, or your friends. And if you know about donuts, what’s one of the first things you would have in your mind? Yes, that’s right – Dunkin Donuts. One of the world’s leading quick-serving restaurants known for its donuts. Even if you were unaware of that fact, the name should have given you a hint about the restaurant’s specialty in donuts. Keep reading to know Dunkin Donuts Cashier Job Description and Salary.
Working at one of the branches of this restaurant, and being a part of such a huge brand in the world, is a dream for many people out there. All the foodies and chefs would love to make hundreds of donuts every day and have mouth-watering. But of course, there are some people out there who don’t think that cooking is their cup of tea. That doesn’t lessen their love for Dunkin donuts, and that doesn’t mean that they cannot work for the company. They definitely can. There are several other jobs under Dunkin Donuts perfect for different kinds of people. This article is about one of those jobs at their restaurant. Read this article and do-nut worry about finding a job at Dunkin Donuts – you’ll find all about it here.
Dunkin Donuts or Dunkin as it is also called now was founded in 1950. Since then, it was established as a quick-service restaurant. This meant that the franchise only sold food items that required minimal preparation and could be delivered to the customers as quickly as possible. As the name suggests, the company began serving donuts to its customers. However, even though it is famous for selling donuts, Dunkin Donuts also served coffee and has also been known for the same. Apart from those, the franchise also started as a seller of other baked goods.
The world still knows the company for its donuts to the point that they’ll go glazy without them (yes, I am using puns to keep your attention till the time I build the background). With the increasing demand for its products, the company now has thousands of branches across the globe. The jobs that they offer to the people are –
- Crew members
- Shift Leaders
The focus of this article is the position of a cashier. I hope you don’t think I am crazy talking about a job position everyone knows about. What can be different about it? No, stop your judgments right now and read further only as a blank slate (okay maybe a bit glazed, since we’re talking about donuts). You’ll be surprised at how even the job of a cashier can be made interesting by a company that makes desserts interesting.
So, What’s the ‘Jelly’ Job Like?
Yes, I do like playing with puns. But truly, the job is jolly and not as sad as it sounds. Dunkin Donuts’ cashiers are not just cashiers. Let’s dig deeper into the surface and know what it is like working as a cashier at one of the branches of this multinational company.
The duties of a cashier at one of the outlets of Dunkin range beyond the menial task of managing transactions of the customer orders. The responsibilities of a cashier include –
- Operating the cash counters and the registers.
- Engaging with the customers in a hospitable manner.
- Taking customer orders for their food and drinks
- Managing the order transactions
- Clean their respective workstations regularly
- Grind and brew coffee
- Restock the utensils and the raw materials
- Help the bakers with their donut orders
As Dunkin is a quick-service restaurant the cashiers are not limited to a small chair behind the computer at the entrance. To fulfill customer demands and provide better service, the cashiers are also expected to engage with the customers and even prepare their orders. So even if you were looking for the job of a baker at Dunkin and you ended up being a cashier, do not worry. You will be able to cook and entice your customers with your delicious creations.
The employees can work part-time with a flexible schedule without interrupting their regular commitments. However, they should be able to complete multiple tasks together in a limited amount of time, and to the best of their abilities. Such service is expected keeping in mind the type of service the franchise promotes.
Now that you’ve read the duties of a cashier and are interested to know more about the job, we move to who can become a cashier. Or more like what do the Dunkin employers require in a person to become a good employee at their franchise. Here are the requirements and skills that all potential employees and applicants need to fulfill before joining –
- All employees need to be a minimum of 16 years of age
- Cashiers need to have good communication skills and the ability to amicably engage with customers
- The applicants should be able to work on foot for long periods of time.
- They should have a basic knowledge of computers, mathematics, and maintaining digital accounts.
- They should be able to operate common restaurant equipment
These requirements are for everyone to become an employee. For those aiming higher, wanting to be good employees to get promoted, there are a few other things to keep in mind. Employees need to be aware of guest needs and should be able to respond to those and the feedback quickly. They should maintain a clean working environment and should improve their services constantly based on feedback and interpersonal interactions. Basic professional skills such as honesty, teamwork, and determination towards your job are also expected.
Once you know what is expected of you and how you can become a cashier, it is normal to think about what you’ll get. The salary, the wages, the pay, or anything else you want to call it. And here is the answer to this most important question. Cashiers at Dunkin Donuts start working with an approximate payment of $8- $9. This starting wage depends on the location of the franchise and the time of the shifts, along with several other factors. The pay increases as a person works for long or has some experience in the field. The employees are also promoted in the franchise itself from the cashier to a crew member, manager, shift head, or baker. Rising up in the job position also increases their income.
I’m sure none of you would want to work at a job that gives you your wages but has no other benefits and a horrible work environment. And if you are planning to work with Dunkin Donuts but are unsure because you don’t know about the other benefits of the company, calm down. This last informative section of the article talks about just that. What are the non-monetary benefits of being a cashier at Dunkin?
- Meal discounts to all employees
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Medical insurance
- 401 (k) Retirement plans
- Paid leaves
- Tuition reimbursement
- An employee-friendly work environment
Signing Off With the Final Judgment
With a great payment system and the other benefits that the company offers, the job of a cashier at Dunkin Donuts doesn’t seem so bad after all. And as you have seen and read it is not the typical cashier job on a chair behind a computer handling money all the time. You are at Dunkin Donuts! You get to work with donuts too. All in all, the jobs at Dunkin Donuts are a great way to start your work experience, especially when you’re young. If you need a part-time job in university or just as a temporary solution, Dunkin can be an option. Now that you have read it so far, you might even give the job a try. So I’ll leave you to your article browsing and job surfing and maybe even job applications. All the best!