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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

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.



Sonic: QSR Drives Operations Into the Future with HotSchedules

Seeking a more modern approach to employee scheduling and communication, a Connecticut-based Sonic franchisee turned to the HotSchedules for help. They were looking for a way to streamline operational processes through rapid growth and expansion and to reduce time spent on administration such as employee schedules and communications.



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

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

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

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

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.



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.

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