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HotSchedules launches cloud-based restaurant operating platform

HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back office solutions for the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries, has launched Clarifi, a cloud-based intelligent restaurant operating platform designed to help operators, managers and their teams prepare and perform in the face of...

Why QSRs Need to Use Scheduling Templates

Why QSRs Need to Use Scheduling Templates

With labor budgets constantly in flux, QSR owners and operators are always looking for ways to cut costs and grow workable profit margins. A restaurant employee scheduling solution with template capabilities is an easy and intelligent method of reducing the time it takes to build accurate schedules from hours to mere minutes.

How to Boost Employee Engagement and Deliver Great Customer Experiences

How to Boost Employee Engagement and Deliver Great Customer Experiences

This Quick-Start Guide provides QSRs with strategic insight into how they can boost both employee engagement and customer experiences—including actionable steps and solutions to use to speed up the process.

HotSchedules, Toast partner to provide holistic view of labor management

HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back-office solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, has integrated its scheduling and labor management solution with Toast, an all-in-one restaurant technology platform. The partnership between HotSchedules' software and Toast's point-of-sale solution offers restaurateurs...

4 Tips on Employing Minors You Need to Know Now!

4 Tips on Employing Minors You Need to Know Now!

Minors comprise almost a third of the hospitality workforce, but employing such a prominent population isn't easy. Complying with constantly changing labor laws that are regional in nature can be hard to keep up with. How are you supposed to keep up?

Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Predictive Scheduling: What You Need to Know and How to Be Ready

Issues with workers not receiving enough hours, being asked to be "on-call" but are never actually called in, and being scheduled at the last minute have gained the attention of lawmakers across the country. Predictive scheduling may be coming to your area soon. Find out what you need to know and how to be ready.

How to Optimize Your Labor & Control Costs

How to Optimize Your Labor & Control Costs

In the restaurant industry, margins are slim. And with rising wages and stagnant growth, you are feeling the squeeze more than ever. In this guide, we discuss the simple, yet effective ways restaurant operators and managers can cut labor costs while optimizing your people, performance, and profits.

Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Manage costs, increase sales - at a basic level, these are the pillars of a successful restaurant. In this infographic, we break down the prime cost calculation. By monitoring your prime costs weekly, you'll break through your break-even plateau and increase your restaurants profits.

Restaurant Labor Forecasting: Predictability

Restaurant Labor Forecasting: Predictability

Traditional methods for capturing critical forecasting data and formulating labor plans and budgets are incomplete and often inaccurate.This guide will explain where you can find bottom line savings using advanced labor tools and how activity based forecasting can be one of the smartest labor tools you’ll ever use.

C-Speak: How Hopdoddy relies on tech to customize training, showcase brand culture, streamline openings

C-Speak: How Hopdoddy relies on tech to customize training, showcase brand culture, streamline openings

Hopdoddy Burger Bar has taken every aspect of workforce management digital to enhance its in-person training, onboarding, and management procedures.

Using tech to protect your brand from violating child labor laws

Using tech to protect your brand from violating child labor laws

When it comes to managing minors, the risk of being out of compliance with labor laws are more substantial than other industries.

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

Innovation on display at NRA (part 2)

It's almost impossible to see the two-miles of products and services at the NRA show, so in this two-part series, FastCasual highlights several that made their debuts at the show.

Blaze Pizza takes top honors at Fast Casual Top 100 gala

Blaze Pizza takes top honors at Fast Casual Top 100 gala

The annual Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers recognizes brands leading the pack when it comes to growth and innovation.

DQ, Mazzio's and Rave roll out the tech to roll in the employees

DQ, Mazzio's and Rave roll out the tech to roll in the employees

At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas this week, three big restaurant companies discussed how tech is changing the way they hire and retain employees.

C-Speak: PDQ president using tech to get rid of the back office

C-Speak: PDQ president using tech to get rid of the back office

PDQ President Steve Erickson and David Cantu, co-founder of HotSchedules, discuss how the brand uses technology to control operations and deliver better customer service.

A Safe Bet: Preventing Foodborne Illnesses with Affordable Tech

A Safe Bet: Preventing Foodborne Illnesses with Affordable Tech

There are solutions emerging to maximize food safety efforts at the restaurant level, enabling operators to better communicate with their employees and to rectify any potential safety breaches immediately.

5 last-minute ways to make the most of Halloween at your restaurant

5 last-minute ways to make the most of Halloween at your restaurant

If you're reading this article, your Halloween plans are probably late in coming together. Don’t sweat it. Embrace the festive spirit and bring guests through the doors with a few last-minute strategies.

HotSchedules, Kitchen Brains partner on IoT integration strategy

HotSchedules has partnered with Kitchen Brains to bring its SCK Quality Production Manager together with the HotSchedules IoT platform.

HotSchedules launches Global Partnership Network

HotSchedules, a provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, introduced its Global Partnership Network.

HotSchedules, QSR Automations partner to bring restaurants operations to Internet of Things

HotSchedules has partnered with QSR Automations to bring guest management and kitchen display systems to the Internet of Things.

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