An assistant manager is a food service professional who makes sure that daily operations run smoothly at a quick service restaurant. They are in charge of hiring, developing, and managing employees as well as overseeing inventory levels so the restaurant is profitable. They must assist team members in providing exceptional customer service and resolving any issues raised by customers. This position ensures that requirements for sanitation and safety are being met. Prior food service experience is required, and previous management experience is preferred. The standard education requirement is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.