Jobs for Teenagers at Fast Food Restaurants

Teen Jobs at Fast Food Restaurant

About 30 percent of fast-food workers are teenagers (age 16-19), with 40 percent are high school graduate, 27 percent is still in high school, and 26 percent in some college. Many teenagers do work in fast food industry, but the majority of fast-food workers are not teenagers. (source: cepr)

How old do you have to be to work at a fast food restaurant?

Minimum age to work at fast food restaurant is generally 16 year olds. Some restaurants in certain locations might hire 14 and 15 years old with limited work hours.

Fast Food Restaurant Jobs and Wages

Job Positions Entry Level Average Wages
Cashier Yes $7.25 per hour
Crew / Team Member Yes $7.25 per hour
Host / Hostesses Yes $7.25 per hour
Cook Yes $7.25 per hour
Shift Manager No $9 per hour

Del Taco

Jobs for teenagers at Del Taco, a fast food restaurant which serves Mexican food, burgers, fries, and shakes. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old.

Jimmy John’s

Jobs for 16 years old in Jimmy John’s, a sandwich restaurant chains which known for its delivery services and is currently available in 43 states.

Jet’s Pizza

Jobs for teens at Jet’s Pizza with 390 stores in 19 States. Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply job as Delivery Driver, Kitchen Staff or Assistant Manager.


Jobs for 16 years old and older at Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast casual dining restaurant. Apply entry level job as Team Member.

Panera Bread

Find teen jobs at Panera Bread, a rapidly growing fast casual bakery-café. Apply as Baker, Bakery-Cafe Associate or Catering Coordinator. Minimum age is 16.

Taco Time

Jobs for teens at Taco Time, a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food. Minimum age to apply is generally 18 years old, minors are encouraged to apply.

Pollo Tropical

Jobs for teens at Pollo Tropical, a restaurant chain specializing in the cuisine of the Caribbean. Minimum age to apply for Team Member at Pollo Tropica is 18 years old.

Raising Cane’s

Jobs for 16 years old and older at Raising Cane’s, a fast-food restaurant chain with more than 150 locations in 15 states. Available jobs positions for teenagers are Crew Member, Marketing Intern, or Shift Manager.