Development Program Training program outline
Luby's Management in Training Program is a comprehensive, ten-week regional training program conducted in Houston, Dallas / Ft. Worth or San Antonio. To become eligible for consideration in the program, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Previous restaurant experience
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Provide proof of ability to work unrestricted in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Four-year college degree (preferred)
  • Have a current valid driver's license
  • Have independent non-public reliable transportation
  • Ability to work without schedule restrictions
Pathway to restaurant general manager has three steps:

Step 1: Manager In Training (MIT)

Our full-time, paid management training program reflects our passion for food knowledge through classroom training as well as hands-on experience that focuses on:
  • Preparation
  • Cost
  • Purchasing
  • Merchandising
  • Handling
The made-from-scratch food we serve is the foundation of everything we do at Luby's, so learning these basic skills and processes is an important first step in the Luby's learning process. After you've mastered these skills, the next step is a position in an operating restaurant.

Step 2: Assistant Manager

The Assistant Manager is a core component of the Luby's restaurant management team, working side-by-side with the Associate and General Managers. The position allows for new graduates of the Institute of Higher Learning to begin to put their newly learned skills to work in a real-world environment, while at the same time continuing their education through the daily experience of working in the fast-paced restaurant environment.

Assistant Managers:
  • Work directly with the General Manager
  • Are an important member of the Restaurant Management Team
  • Continue to develop knowledge of food and food preparation
  • Learn the Company's recipes and how to prepare them
  • Assume daily operational and administrative responsibilities
  • Set the standard for excellence in guest service

Step 3: Associate Manager

Associate Managers are given the opportunity to demonstrate management skills and increase their earning potential. Associate Managers share accountability for the restaurant's operation with the General Manager, and can increase their earnings through performance incentives and moving to higher-volume restaurants.

Associate Managers:
  • Work directly with the General Manager
  • Assist in training and developing employees
  • Assist in directing the restaurant's operations
  • Are eligible for monthly performance incentives

Step 4: General Manager

General Managers lead the day-to-day operations of their restaurants, directly influencing sales and profitability. With the decision-making authority for much of what happens within the restaurant's four walls, General Managers run their restaurants almost as if it is their own business – and also share in its financial success. Even greater earnings potential is possible by moving to higher-volume restaurants.

General Managers:
  • Hire and evaluate employees
  • Help select daily menus
  • Conduct crew member team-building sessions
  • Ensure excellent guest service
  • Set procedures and oversee day-to-day operations
  • Are eligible for monthly performance incentives



Luby's, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment practices are in accord with the laws that prohibit discrimination due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age disability or other protected status.