Scheduling for events: how’s that workin’ out for ya?

2/15/18 8:00 AM Lindsay Gillanders

Let’s talk Valentine’s Day. We know that you’re probably sitting in your restaurant (or if you’re lucky, still lounging in bed!) exhausted from the gong show that just exploded in your dining room and kitchen. There may have been proposals, or break ups, or just heaps of mushy love, but we KNOW that it was an intense day for you and your staff.

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Topics: Guest Experience, Improving Restaurant Profit, About Ameego, Restaurant Scheduling, Restaurant Labor Control

Struggling with employee retention? We have an app for that!

2/2/18 6:59 AM Lindsay Gillanders

Are you glued to your phone? It’s okay to admit that you are, and you’re not the only one. We all know that mobile devices are here to stay, but did you know that they’re actually replacing desktop devices when it comes to accessing the web? According to Entrepreneur Magazine Online, in December 2017, 56.74 percent of internet traffic came from mobile devices (including tablets). That’s huge! While mobile responsive websites were once a nice to have now they’re a requirement, and companies are adding app versions of their sites alongside them as a clean and efficient way to access their content.

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Topics: Restaurant Culture, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting, Restaurant Labor Control, Staff Communication Tools, Manager Time Savings, Time and Attendance

One touch scheduler: bye bye spreadsheets and hours of aggravation, hello one touch and done!

1/17/18 8:00 AM Lindsay Gillanders

Once upon a time in a land called Winnipeg, a bunch of young adults met while working in a downtown restaurant. Bartenders. servers, cocktailers, and supervisors, these dedicated employees loved everything about their job and were the best of friends. Life was wonderful.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting, Guest Experience

Cutting the floor: metrics that will keep your restaurant profitable

4/11/17 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

Here's the scenario.

It's almost nine o'clock. Two chits. Eight tables.

The rubble of the dinner rush: bent coasters on the seats, a nearly empty pint glass at the bar, crumpled receipts by the cash machine.

And if you're a manager, those gnawing questions: What did we ring? Do I need to start cutting staff?

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control

Planning your 2017 restaurant budget? Five common mistakes to avoid

9/21/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

The time when restaurant owner/operators hole themselves up for days with charts and reports and more charts and reports to come up with the magic numbers that will determine how this restaurant is going to swim for yet another year.

While we all know it’s a gruelling and time-consuming task you’ve done time and again, you might think it’s pretty straight forward: Here’s our sales. Here’s our costs. Here’s our profits. Let’s do it.

And yet every year, for many restaurants, ‘unexpected’ numbers creep through cracks and targets go off-course and/or unnoticed by managers.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting

What do the upcoming minimum wage hikes mean for your restaurant?

8/23/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

When you look out onto the floor and see a half dozen of your servers carrying trays of drinks, laughing with their tables, lifting plates off the line for each other, you wonder, after these minimum wage hikes, will things be the same?

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control

Considering a food delivery service? Consider the impact on your in store guests

8/9/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

It’s a phrase uttered in countless households every night.

“What are we having for dinner?”

For years, most families would have had three choices:  Heat up leftovers, cook a meal from scratch, or dial Dominos.

Today, however, in a world where families have computers at their fingertips and expect to be able to buy anything with them in seconds, a fourth choice—hundreds of choices, in fact—have emerged: Order from anywhere.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Improving Restaurant Profit

How Are Restaurants Faring in the Wake of Minimum Wage Increases?

12/8/15 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

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The cooks you’re already struggling to keep.

The grass-fed beef on your signature burger.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Scheduling

Consistently Crush Your Restaurant Labor Goals Using These 4 Steps

10/28/15 7:00 AM Krista Hillis

It's no secret that a well-functioning restaurant is highly reliant on who's working.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Sales and Labor Forecasting

We’ve Got a Secret that Can Improve your Restaurant Labor. And it’s Soooo Easy.

7/14/15 6:00 AM Jason Wagenaar

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Time and Attendance

Restaurant hiring for the season: summertime

6/30/15 9:00 AM Tyler Edwards

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In the immortal words of the Fresh Prince

Summer, summer, summertime!

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control, Restaurant Staff Hiring

Improve Your Restaurant Labor Using These 3 Best Practices

6/23/15 10:53 AM Jason Wagenaar

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Let me guess – you don’t need help with your restaurant labor.

You run some of the best labor of anyone you know and there’s no way it can get any better. That’s what Tom said too.

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Topics: Restaurant Labor Control