How ShiftPlanning Helps Your Fast Food Business
use one tool to easily handle all aspects of team management.
Enhance team efficiency
staff members can remotely request shift changes or arrange swaps.
automatically notifies staff of their schedules via email or text messaging.
Improve Operational Efficiency
Ensure adequate staff
ability to optimize staff and customer ratios based on business forecasts.
automatically keeps track of employee scheduling preferences.
Simplify management duties
frees up time for managers and team leads to attend to core business operations.
Enhance Bottom Line
avoid unauthorized or unplanned overtime costs.
Monitor employee clocking
managers can remotely check daily, weekly, and monthly attendance and forecast labor costs.
Comply with health and safety laws
avoid fines and downtime with proper staff and crew scheduling.
When you create work schedules for your fast food restaurant staff, you not only have to consider the needs of your employees, but also those of your customers. You likely spend hours deciding who gets what shift, attending to shift change requests, and assigning staff to appropriate areas of responsibility.
That’s where ShiftPlanning fast food employee scheduling software steps in to the rescue.
ShiftPlanning fast food employee management software is a powerful tool, especially designed to streamline the process and meet the unique scheduling demands of fast food restaurants. Try a free trial version of ShiftPlanning today and start transforming your fast food business.
ShiftPlanning has helped numerous fast food restaurants and we can help yours too.
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With ShiftPlanning, it’s much easier to manage availabilities and day off requests.
Scheduling staff for your fast food restaurant requires the ability to achieve a balance between meeting the needs of your customers and the needs of your employees every day. Your fast food restaurant’s employee scheduling program must be a powerful management tool designed to streamline the process and free up your business’s managers and supervisors to spend less time scheduling and more time attending to the business of running a restaurant.
People everywhere love to go to fast food restaurants, whether it’s for burgers, pizza, or a bucket of chicken. Fast food restaurants compete for customers every day, and adequate staff scheduling is critical to providing the kind of quality customer service that brings people to your establishment and keeps them coming back. ShiftPlanning scheduling software provides the customizable platform you need to match forecasted dining room numbers with adequate counter and kitchen staff.
Depending on the size, many fast food restaurants operate with various management levels. The average restaurant staff is comprised of the owner, manager, franchise/branch managers (where applicable,) counter and kitchen staff, wait staff and customer support specialists.
Meeting the unique scheduling demands of any restaurant can be daunting. Fast food restaurant scheduling managers need to plan for every single shift to be covered by a host of staff of varying skill levels and job descriptions.
Staff supervisors must assign team members to various shifts in different areas of responsibility: taking orders, cashiering, food preparation, cleanup – a well-run fast food restaurant can require the skills of a dozen or more staff members at once, and scheduling them all efficiently is perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by supervisors and managers.
ShiftPlanning’s powerful online scheduling and management tools combine so many amazing cost-cutting and time saving features, it has caught the attention of some of the world’s biggest fast food chains.
ShiftPlanning’s staff portal offers remote access for staff members to access and view their work schedules, request shift changes, swap shifts, review time cards, change availability and receive daily schedule alerts via text messages or email.
ShiftPlanning is designed to handle an unlimited number of employees to cover every position and every shift. Every staff member is notified of their schedule electronically, and can access their schedule online from any computer, leaving no room for error. Supervisors can easily schedule their shift teams and notify them without worrying about tracking down phone numbers or requiring employees to come in on off hours to collect their schedules. ShiftPlanning has made fast food restaurant staff scheduling easy and efficient.
SHIFTPLANNING ADDRESSES THE SPECIAL DEMANDS OF FAST FOOD RESTAURANT SCHEDULING WITH:
- Automated shift scheduling for every employee in every capacity.
- Streamlined employee rotations.
- Streamlined vacation scheduling.
- Incorporated overtime and regulatory rules.
SHIFTPLANNING IS USED IN THE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT BUSINESS IN MULTIPLE WAYS:
- Sets up a separate schedule for trainees.
- Easily creates separate schedules for every sector.
- Gives individual schedule management to team or shift leaders
- Allows sector managers to oversee and control the shift trades, vacations, open shifts, etc.
- SMS notification system makes scheduling fast and easy.
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- Improve customer service by keeping adequate staff on hand at all times.
- End unnecessary overtime costs.
- Reduce employee turnover by scheduling around each crew member’s individual shift preferences.
- Reduce unauthorized absences.
- Comply with Health & Safety laws through scheduling.
ShiftPlanning allows you to manage your counter staff and kitchen staff simultaneously, crucial to maximizing the standards of operation in your business.
Managers can remotely check on individual employees while they are clocked in, and monitor daily, weekly, and monthly attendance trends and labor costs through the ShiftPlanning application on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
ShiftPlanning is a total staff management solution for the fast food restaurant industry, offering a seamless and intuitive approach to employee scheduling, attendance, time and payroll reports.
Click here to find out more about what ShiftPlanning can do for your business. Since the custom set-up is free, you have nothing to lose except your old, costly scheduling process.