Schedulefly Finds Success with Independent and Small Chain Restaurants Hungry to Beat Economic Slump

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Online employee scheduling and communication tool allows restaurant managers to save time, reduce labor costs and attract and retain top talent.

We saw a big void with independent operators and small chains that needed to be filled

Schedulefly, a leading web-based employee scheduling and communication application for restaurants, announced today it has seen a boost in independent and small chains looking for ways to beat the economic slump. Through leveraging Schedulefly's intuitive, easy-to-use online system, restaurant managers can significantly reduce labor costs, focus more time on improving the customer experience and attract and retain top talent to ensure success.

"We saw a big void with independent operators and small chains that needed to be filled," said Wil Brawley, executive vice president of Schedulefly. "They now have an easy, intuitive scheduling and communication tool that is simple to buy and adopt - one that continues to be enhanced without burdening users with additional fees."

With labor being one of the primary fixed expenses in the restaurant industry, some restaurant managers are seeing their bottom lines plummet this year. Rising costs of minimum wage workers and the discretionary nature of dining out means restaurants are likely to post only modest sales growth in 2009, according to the National Restaurant Association. Using Schedulefly, restaurant owners can streamline labor cost management and truly make the most use of their business capital.

"We are saving between 5 and 10 percent in weekly labor costs with Schedulefly," said Brian England, Manager of Socorro Springs Restaurant & Brewing Company in Socorro, New Mexico. "Choosing Schedulefly really was a no-brainer."

Schedulefly recognizes the importance of revolutionizing internal employee communications for independents and small chains and provides them with a superior customer service model similar to their own. Schedulefly's unique social network-like quality and convenient, round-the-clock mobile and online access give these restaurants a competitive edge to attract and retain top talent by making managers' and employees' lives easier. With Schedulefly, restaurant managers can reclaim their much-needed time to focus on optimizing guest experiences.

"Schedulefly saves a good five hours per week from creating schedules, fielding calls, and dealing with scheduling changes," said Julie Guth-Schwab, Owner of Lu Lu's Bread & Bagels in Fairbanks, Alaska. "We now use that time to build better relationships with our guests."

By giving restaurants the avenue to continue offering superior value to patrons in conjunction with back-end operational improvements that cut labor costs, Schedulefly provides the competitive advantage restaurants need to not only survive, but to thrive in today's economy.

About Schedulefly
Schedulefly is the leading provider of online employee scheduling technology tailored for the restaurant industry. Founded in 2007, the company delivers a next-generation scheduling option for restaurant managers, utilizing e-mail, text messaging and interactive web pages to communicate new and modified schedules to staff. With information available 24/7 for all employees, Schedulefly helps restaurant management establish better relationships with an increasingly web-savvy, mobile workforce. Schedulefly currently serves both independent and chain restaurants across the United States and Canada. To learn more visit http://www.schedulefly.com or call 800-610-6734.

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