We believe our associates' experience is equally as important as our guests' experience. Our associates' happiness and growth is the key ingredient to our success. We hire happy people! Find your happiness at Rusty Bucket!
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YA know ya wanna!

The fun, fast-paced and friendly environment of the Rusty Bucket is perfect for me!

Theresa, Worthington Rusty Bucket

Crafty cooks. Smiley servers. Hosts with the most.


What makes us great?

  • Holidays
  • Culture
  • 401k
  • Discounts
  • Competitive
  • Growth
  • Community

Bucket Life

Our restaurants represent our founder’s vision of genuine hospitality: friendly service in a relaxed setting. In order for our associates to bring this vision to life for our guests, they must feel supported by our team and share our commitment to our values and goals. We put our associates first and in turn, they take great care of our guests!

Bucket Life is our definition of “The Good Life.” It encompasses the company’s culture and philosophies and is supported daily by the following elements:

Commitment to our guests and each other.

Family is important and we support and provide an unconditional nurturing environment.

Genuine Hospitality is from the heart.

Do it Right!

YES is the answer!


The first and most important focus of our Culture is to engage every Associate with a shared commitment to our values, goals, and management process. Essentially our Associates at every level need to understand the answers to the following questions:

We are “a fun, fast, friendly neighborhood tavern.”

To develop a successful restaurant company that can provide growth opportunities for the business and every associate.

To make “Raving Fans” of our Associates, Guests, purveyors, partners, and the communities in which we do business.

To create a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment where all are valued, welcomed, heard, and supported.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is comprised of unique individuals who contribute to the synergy of a thriving organization built on hospitality. Our WHOLE Commitment is a collaborative partnership between all Associates to inspire and support one another. Rusty Bucket’s inclusive culture based on our core philosophies, advocates awareness, sensitivity, and fairness, so all Associates feel welcome, heard, and valued. We are committed to understanding different perspectives with curiosity and respect, which will allow us to grow together and achieve our full potential.

Culture Club

Our culture is what defines our organization. It’s so important, we decided to give it its own club! We believe work should be fun, therefore, we mix a good time with giving back. Along with our company outings (sporting events, annual Taco Throwdown and holiday parties just to name a few), we are heavily involved in our local communities. Throughout each year, our teams participate in a multitude of local charities. Have a special cause you’re passionate about? Bring it to Culture Club!

Columbus Stonewall Pride Parade

Columbus Stonewall Pride Parade

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner

Annual Taco Throwdown

Associates serving other associates taco fillings at an event.

Annual Taco Throwdown

Our Future Leaders

We are committed to the growth of all of our Associates. We strongly believe in promoting from within; over 70% of our managers came from the hourly ranks! Their promotions were sparked by their drive and our commitment to mentorship.

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Win a $100

Rusty Bucket Gift Card

Join The Bucket List to be the first to devour the latest news, promotions, offers & you will be entered to win a $100 Rusty Bucket Gift Card*!
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*New Subscribers Only. One winner will be selected each month and will be contacted via email by the 5th of each month. Rusty Bucket gift cards are valid for food only and do not expire.

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