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We are First Watch - an award-winning daytime restaurant concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. Since our founding in 1983, we have built our brand on our commitment to operational excellence, our "You First" culture and our culinary mission centered around a fresh, innovative menu that is continuously evolving. These foundational brand pillars have established First Watch as the largest and fastest growing concept in daytime dining. Our one shift, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one main menu enable us to optimize restaurant operations and attract and retain employees who are passionate about hospitality and drawn to our NO NIGHT SHIFTS.EVER. approach.


In addition to no night shifts and our fully chef-curated menu, our #1 priority has always been our people. We care about our customers, and we care about you! That's where our YOU FIRST culture begins - each day, we put our employees first and strive to make them happy. They are empowered with an independence to make decisions that will help provide an exceptional breakfast, brunch, or lunch experience for their customers. In fact, we like to say, we love our employees more than bacon. And that says a lot.

We credit our YOU FIRST philosophy as one of the main reasons we were named the fastest growing full-service restaurant chain in 2020. And with growth of the company, comes growth in your career - we love to promote from within!

Our Award-Winning

2018:  "Best Places to Work" Winner-Black Intelligence Group

2019:  "Best People Practices" Finalist-Black Box Intelligence Group

2020:  "Best People Practices" Finalist-Black Box Intelligence Group

2020:  "America's Favorite Restaurant Brand" Winner-Market Force Information

Best place to work 2018
Best place to work 2018