Restaurant managers look for lots of qualities when hiring servers, but Dennis Maneefuangfoo, senior director for 12-unit Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, is partial to foot speed. Fleet feet, he says, are an absolute necessity in this service-intense concept.“With new hires, one of the first things I look at is how fast they walk,” says Maneefuangfoo, who also manages one of the chain’s two Manhattan locations. “Our servers have to carry so much more to the table than usual, and they do so much more ...

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