Behind the Burger

by John E. Ellinas & Illustrated by Maxine Gurney Burson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781665709880
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781665709897

About the Book

It is late July 1979 when a young man interviews with a relatively new fast-food chain. After he is immediately offered a position as a manager trainee, John never realizes that it is an early warning sign of future chaos. A saner man should have turned and ran.
After he endures training and is promoted to assistant manager, John is transferred to a new restaurant. Excited and pumped for the challenge, he has no idea what is in store for him on his first day. Just as he begins closing the restaurant for the night, a masked man emerges from the hedges, robs the restaurant, and causes an unpleasant ending to John’s first foray in the industry. As he struggles through multiple robberies, corporate intrigue and politics, snow and ice in Atlanta, and questionable decisions from upper management, John somehow finds a way to inject humor into the most stressful and intense situations as he navigates through both good and bad days in an unpredictable business.
Behind the Burger is the intriguing and sometimes amusing tale of a restaurant manager’s experiences as he does his best to survive and thrive through three decades in the fast-food industry.

About the Author

John E. Ellinas is a native Atlantan and retired restaurant professional of over forty years, thirty of which was spent in the fast food industry. A winner of multiple professional awards, he was known in the industry as an operations expert and developer of restaurant managers. This is his first book.