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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Named to 2018 Great Place To Work List


(HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Sept. 4, 2018Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the family-run upscale casual dining restaurant known for its seasonally inspired, handcrafted American food and drink, has recently been named as one of 2018’s Great Places To Work.

Reimagining the casual dining experience, Lazy Dog focuses on fostering the growth of their teammates, in the front-of-house operations or in the kitchen. Lazy Dog has proven their dedication to providing a positive work environment by developing various in-house programs and incentives to motivate its employees. 

“Our teammates are key in providing an amazing experience for our guests. By building a strong connection amongst our teammates and our brand, we start the Lazy Dog experience from within and can best provide that small-town hospitality that our guests enjoy,” said Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog Restaurants.

Lazy Dog programs include the Lazy Dog Care Fund, an emergency assistance fund dedicated to helping teammates when facing unforeseen hardships or circumstances beyond their control, a Culinary Recognition program to reward our chefs while helping them to continue to grow in their role, safety parties that celebrate teams that are incident free each year and more.

“According to our study, 92 percent of Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place To Work Certification & List Production.

Working at Lazy Dog means working with fun, friendly and diverse fellow food lovers in an exciting, fast-paced setting. Teammates have the ability to take advantage of many opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. 



Founded in 2003, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar offers an innovative menu based on memorable family favorites, reinterpreted with bold new flavors. Inspired by founder Chris Simms’ time spent with family in the Rocky Mountains, the restaurant imparts a laid-back, outdoor lifestyle vibe. A culinary haven, and community favorite, Lazy Dog is dedicated to creating a warm and inviting experience through their handcrafted dishes and small-town hospitality. Known for their seasonally- inspired offerings, as well as specialty cocktails and craft beers, they currently boast 26 locations throughout California, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas, with more on the way. For additional information about Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, please visit www.lazydogrestaurants.com.


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For media information about Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, contact:

Barbara Caruso

714-841-6777, [email protected]

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