ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Deputy, the cloud-based mobile workforce management platform, today announced significant adoption in the food service industry, garnering 875 new restaurant and grocery store customers within the past 12 months. Large restaurant businesses, including McDonald's, Burger King and Moe’s Southwestern Grill, use Deputy’s all-in-one mobile app for employee scheduling, time-tracking, communication, tasking and performance management.
Over 35,000 workplaces globally use the Deputy solution and 17 percent are in the restaurant industry, one of the largest industries for hourly employment in the United States with over 11.5 million hourly employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From restaurant franchises to large-scale grocery operations, coffee shops to cafes, the Deputy platform meets and exceeds the needs of this constantly evolving and increasingly mobile industry.
“The food service sector continues to experience growing pains trying to manage employees while streamlining operations,” said Jason Walker, President of the Americas, Deputy. “It’s a lightning-speed industry, and businesses can’t afford to struggle with workforce management. By empowering restaurants, managers and owners with an accessible and mobile way to simplify laborious tasks, Deputy provides them with what they need to excel at running their business, freeing up valuable time and resources to focus on growing the bottom line.”
Meeting Restaurants’ Evolving Workforce Management Needs
Deputy delivers an easy way to stay connected to essential workplace tasks and conversations, all in a mobile-friendly platform. From creating fully costed employee schedules with a click, to capturing time clock tasks for HR compliance, payroll accuracy and workforce productivity data, Deputy provides seamless integrations with POS vendors like Square, Revel, Vend and Kounta, to inventory management, sales forecasting and event management capabilities—all integral tasks central to optimizing workforce management.
Restaurant Customer Quotes
“The idea that my employees are able to manage their entire work life through their smartphones is pretty exciting,” said Chuck Jones, owner of Jones Coffee Roasters. “Deputy has made all of our lives a lot easier by streamlining employee scheduling and improving productivity and communication, empowering our entire team to effectively manage the business from their phones.”
“Before Deputy, our managers would spend hours creating employees’ schedules via spreadsheets, which had to be manually redone when employees changed their availability or needed to swap shifts,” said Hitesh Sanghvi, managing partner of three Masala Woks in Houston. “Now Deputy’s mobile scheduling feature allows our managers to make any necessary adjustments instantly from their smartphones. It truly provides us with a 360-degree view of our business, and allows us to stay on top of company and labor costs in real-time.”
“I depend on Deputy for a majority of my business operations,” said Rebecca Gray, founder and owner of Blue Cat Cafe. “Leveraging the Deputy platform has allowed me to streamline management and communication among my employees while creating accurate scheduling based on business forecasts and true employee availability, while freeing up my time to focus on overall business performance.”
To see Deputy in action for restaurants, view The Farmer & The Larder Case Study or visit https://www.deputy.com/restaurants-cafes-bars-coffeeshops-scheduling-software.
Founded in 2008, Deputy is headquartered in Atlanta, U.S., and Sydney, Australia, with offices in the United Kingdom and the Philippines. As the ultimate workforce manager, and an Apple Mobility Partner, Deputy offers best-in-class technology in a cloud-based solution that simplifies scheduling, timesheets, tasking and other employee communication. This, coupled with brilliant mobile apps and one-click payroll integration, equips business managers with the tools they need to get out of the back office and into the action. More than 35,000 workplaces in 73 countries use Deputy to manage their employees. For more information, visit Deputy.com and follow @DeputyApp.