Jobs for Teens at Fast Food Restaurants

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Can Teens Work in Fast Food Industry?

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 PositionsEntry LevelAvg. Wages
CashierYes$7.25 per hour
Crew / Team MemberYes$7.25 per hour
Host / HostessesYes$7.25 per hour
CookYes$7.25 per hour
Shift ManagerNo$9 per hour

List of Fast Food Restaurants that Hire Teens

The following are just 70 of the entire list of Fast Food Restaurants in the United States where teens can apply for jobs.

Swensons Drive-In

Jobs for teens at Swensons Drive-In, a fast food restaurant chain in Ohio that offers American favorites such as hamburger, fries, onion rings, and many more. Minimum age to apply is 16 year sold.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Jobs for teens at Potbelly Sandwich, a restaurant chain that specializes in serving various kinds of delicious sandwiches. Minimum age to apply is generally 16 years old.


Jobs for teenagers at Krystal, America’s second-oldest fast food restaurant. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old. Apply as Crew Member or Shift Leader.

Muscle Maker Grill

The minimum age for this restaurant is 17 years old, and the job opening for part-time applicants is Restaurant Crew Member.

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