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Ed's Easy Diner


United Kingdom

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Burgers, hot dogs, fries and the best milkshake in town is part of what makes the Ed’s Easy Diner name so well known. That, and their classic 1950s red and white design for each of their diners, complete with 1950s music which is chosen by customers via ‘dime boxes’. Of course, as we are in the UK, the dime boxes take a British 20p rather than an American dime.

Ed’s Easy Diner jobs could be ideal for school leavers and students looking to work in hospitality and catering jobs in a fun, themed setting. The first Ed’s Easy Diner was opened in 1987 in Soho, London by founder, Barry Margolis. Since then, the name has enjoyed continued growth in the United Kingdom and there are now over 20 Ed’s Easy Diner outlets around the nation with more in the pipeline.

It is said that Ed’s Easy Diner’s success is down to the fact that it remains steadfastly loyal to its simple, American diner style menu that everyone has so loved in diners since the 1950s. While other brands have revised their menus throughout the years, the Ed’s Easy Diner USP is that it sticks to what they believe want; good diner food and consistency.

Ed’s Easy Diner jobs are not just about working in the catering and hospitality industry. If you are a young person looking to develop a career in this area, then Ed’s Easy Diner has a policy whereby once you have been with the company for a year, you can then begin work on a management programme. Ed’s Easy Diner believe that people are the heart of the business - both customers and employees and, as such, they have a tagline of, “We hire smiles.” So, if you are a cheerful, outgoing person with a fun personality. Ed’s easy Diner jobs and careers could be ideal for you.

The great news for young people looking for entry level jobs is, if you have no previous work experience in catering and hospitality, it is not important. They believe in training and developing their staff so that customers are given the perfect Ed’s Easy Diner experience. You provide the enthusiasm and they will provide you with the training and support to develop your career.

School leavers and students could find full time and part time jobs as waiters or waitresses working front of house with customers or as a drinks maker. In the kitchen, there could be roles for kitchen porters and, for those with a real interest in cooking, as grill chefs, grilling the famous burgers that Ed’s Easy Diner is so well known for.

Ed’s Easy Diner are also an ethical company who donate all their ‘dime box’ proceeds to a chosen charity each year. They also work with other charities and groups that work actively in getting young people into work via Springboard. Good news for young people looking to get that first foothold in the workplace.

After the first Soho store opened in 1987, Ed’s Easy Diner opened two more London diners close by and that’s how the company remained until 2009 when Andrew Guy and a team of investors bought the company. Andrew Guy knew Ed’s Easy Diner was a concept with much potential and the company has now grown to a stage where there are Ed’s easy Diner outlets all over England, Scotland and Wales. With more progression in the pipeline, if there isn’t an Ed’s Easy Diner close to where you live or are studying, there could well be one on the way in the not too distant future.

If you like the idea of working for a company that donates to charity, works to get long-term unemployed young people into work and also has a fun attitude to what they do, then Ed’s Easy Diner jobs could be right up your street. The company recruits staff as vacancies arise and these are advertised as and when vacancies arise. It also might be worth keeping an eye on the new section of the Ed’s Easy Diner website so that you know if there are any new diners opening close to you soon.

Catering and hospitality jobs are a popular choice amongst students and young people whether they are for part time work to earn some extra cash and work experience or to build up a future full time career in the industry. Ed’s Easy Diner jobs could be a great starting point, whatever your situation. If there isn’t an Ed’s Easy Diner in your vicinity or you are unable to find any current vacancies, you can also take a look at some hospitality and catering job suggestions by E4S and you could soon be working and earning a wage. Good luck!

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