Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Named to 2020 Great Places to Work List

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Named to 2020 Great Places to Work List

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Named to 2020 Great Places to Work ListCosta Mesa, CA  (RestaurantNews.comLazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, the upscale casual dining restaurant known for its seasonally inspired, handcrafted American food and drink, has been named as one of 2020’s Great Places To Work. This is the third consecutive year Lazy Dog has received this prestigious certification.

Reimagining the casual dining experience, Lazy Dog focuses on fostering the growth of their teammates throughout the restaurant including front-of-house operations and 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. 

“Together, our teammates deliver an amazing experience for our guests and they take great pride in this service. So much so that our company scored the highest on this index in the Great Places to Work certification,” said Chris Simms, founder and CEO of Lazy Dog Restaurants. “We start the Lazy Dog experience from within and it shows.”

Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven For All methodology, Certification confirms 7 out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience at Lazy Dog. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.

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 recognitions that celebrate teams that are incident free each year and more.

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. 

 To join the Lazy Dog family, visit us at

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Named to 2020 Great Places to Work List

About Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Inspired by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains where founder Chris Simms spent time with family growing up, Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for a quick weeknight dinner, a meandering meal with old friends or a big night out. The first Lazy Dog restaurant opened in the Huntington Beach area of California in 2003 and showcased a handcrafted menu of memorable family favorites reinterpreted with bold new flavors and served with small-town hospitality. It is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with a full bar program that includes unique and approachable specialty cocktails and a wide selection of craft beers. Guest may continue the experience at home with Lazy Dog’s new handcrafted TV Dinners, made in-house, frozen in retro-style trays and ready to pop in the oven. The Lazy Dog at home experience also includes the LD Beer Club, offered at most locations and gives members access to small-batch specialty beers, merchandise and in-restaurant benefits. Lazy Dog has 39 locations throughout California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Texas with more on the way. For more information, visit

Barbara Caruso