COVER 3. Unique. Classic. Austin.


COVER 3 is a great place to work. If you'd like to join our team, please click on the button below or visit your preferred location to complete an application. Applications are accepted Monday - Friday between 2pm and 4pm.

Owners Doug Young and Matt Dodson opened COVER 3 on Anderson Lane in November of 2008. Since then COVER 3 has grown to include five locations (4-C3's and 1-C2). Along with our commitment to providing quality food and exceptional cocktails in a unique environment, we attribute our continued success to our team members. Join the team, have some fun and grow along with us!

  • SERVERS | must have 1-2 years experience in a high volume, full service restaurant
  • EXPO/RUNNER | some prior experience required; daytime availability
  • LINE COOKS | must have 2+ years experience in a high volume restaurant


Owners Matt Dodson and Doug Young, native Austinites, have joined their shared passion for outstanding food, exceptional service and a pure love of sports into one amazing establishment. Cover 3 is truly an Austin original- an elegant, stylish, yet unpretentious new culinary concept that captures the excitement and entertainment of having a private box at your favorite sporting event.

Whether you’re looking for a place to watch your favorite team, eat an exceptional meal or mix with the diverse Austin crowd, Cover 3 has what you’re looking for.

Cover 3 offers up a premium bar with a spectacular selection of spirits, serving some of Austin’s coldest beer, courtesy of 12 iced Cobra taps, along with 100 wines from our distinctive wine cellar.

Doug Young

Doug Young is a local boy, born and raised in Austin, with a long career in the restaurant scene starting at age 15 as a dish washer at the Lone Star Café.


Matt Dodson

Doing it better came through trial and error. Matt and Doug knew they wanted a place where they could watch the game and eat good food but the level of sophistication happened as part of a happy accident.


Justin Manzi, Executive Chef

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Manzi spent many years diversifying and honing his craft in multiple areas of the food world. His early experience with Hilton Hotels taught him the value of hospitality while his professional experiences with corporations such as Landry’s taught him the importance of consistency and provided the opportunity for him to elevate and refine his culinary skills.

However, his most valuable and educational experiences were gained from two people: Chef Michael Carrino and his mother, Shelley Manzi.

Chef Michael...


Jordan Fowlkes

This good ole’ country boy comes from a strong lineage of restaurateurs. Growing up, his dad’s restaurant career took Jordan and his three younger siblings all over our great state. After graduating from Dripping Springs High School, he continued moving around, building his own career, and eventually returned to Dripping Springs to marry his high school sweetheart.


Jimmy Zumwalt

A kid at heart, this gentleman is a fun-loving country boy. Born and raised on a ranch in Central Texas, Jimmy got his start in the restaurant industry at the young age of 16 by making salads and preparing desserts at Shoreline Grill. His charismatic and friendly personality wasn't confined to the kitchen for long...


Dave Ramirez

Joining the family in late 2011, Dave is a welcome addition to Cover 3. Aside from his knowledge, experience and hard work, Dave’s commitment to customer service and friendly personality make him the perfect fit for Operating Partner at Cover 3.