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.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: HotSchedules




Uno Restaurants: Improving Labor with Advanced Labor Forecasting

Unos Restaurants reached out to HotSchedules when they needed a robust labor management tool to help them optimize their employees hours so that they could provide the best guest experience possible. Challenges also included managing costs with thin margins and a lack of tools to measure and manage labor.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HotSchedules




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.

Type: Guide

Sponsor: HotSchedules


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Pizza leaders must go face-to-face into a techie future

I love technology as much anyone, and firmly believe that it's an accelerator that not only drives sales and traffic, but also helps to develop great people. But as great as technology is, there is still no substitute for high-touch leadership.

Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

The old adage of "getting to know the locals" is more relevant today than ever for restaurant chains. Here, Euromonitor's Stephen Dutton spells out three guiding principles proven in global restaurant market research.

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Domino's stock price soared last week while Papa John's took a significant hit. But there was good news for both brands in the largely lower commodity prices on most critical supplies, including that increasingly important delivery-enabling commodity, auto fuel.

Pizza delivery's changing landscape: Lessons from retail universe

The trend sweeping the industry for increased delivery from all brands is changing the landscape for pizza restaurateurs, who've traditionally "owned" the delivery territory. Fortunately, the wider retail world has been dealing with the same phenomenon for some time and has plenty of lessons to teach pizza operators about this "brave new world."

The pizza brand leader's silver bullet in a tech-filled world

I love technology as much anyone, and firmly believe that it's an accelerator that not only drives sales and traffic, but also helps to develop great people. But as great as technology is, there is still no substitute for high-touch leadership.

Your Pie talks hurricane recovery after this year's 1-2 punch

Many brands continue to deal with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma damages, including Your Pie, which has locations in the path of both storms. CEO Bucky Cook recently shared thoughts on pre-planning and recovery.

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

Pieology Pizzeria opened its latest endeavor this week, Pieology Pizzeria R&D, a restaurant concept that gives customers a voice in the chain's decision-making about menu items and flavor combinations.

Commodities: Most brands see sunny end to September in trading, fuel prices

Except for Pizza Hut parent Yum Brands' less-than-appetizing trading price trend, the last week of September was a fairly profitable one for major pizza brands.

Post-hurricane, pizza restaurateurs help put normal back in communities

Pizza restaurateurs play a critical role in their communities after disasters like Hurricane Irma.

Judge strikes down Obama's OT ruling, industry leaders urge compromise

While many restaurateurs might be relieved to hear that a Texas judge struck down the 2016 rule expanding overtime protection to millions of white collar workers, one industry leader said it signaled a need for compromise.

Help from restaurant industry pours into Texas, Louisiana's flooded areas

Brands and vendors in the restaurant industry have donated millions of dollars to help flood victims.

Kansas City pizza franchisee uses food truck to build brand visibility (Part 1)

Being an established restaurant operation, KC Pie brought some key advantages to launching a food truck, but still had to learn the nuances of the food truck business.

3 ways to measure cannibalization

Any change creates two types of results: those that are intended, and those that are unintended. Cannibalization is an example of an unintended consequence to a change. Here are three ways to effectively analyze the impacts of cannibalization in your restaurants.

Are you paying to power your competitor when they could be paying for you?

By Jeff Julia/Author, Navigating the Maze of Energy Efficiency Projects If your brand isn't doing some energy-saving projects, you're likely paying for your competitors to do so, at least in part, through the rebate checks your competitors are getting for...

4 ways to mitigate employee turnover risks

Doug Sutton, president of Steritech, discusses how to handle high employee turnover and how to avoid some serious pitfalls in training and oversight.

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