6 Advantages of Automating Your Restaurant Staff Schedules

2/8/17 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

If you asked your managers, ‘What’s the one task you do every week that you dread, and that takes you off the floor for far too long?’ there’s a good chance they won’t even have to think before answering:

'The Schedule.'

For many restaurants, scheduling manually takes hours every week, and in the end, it may not be serving anyone very well, leaving a trail of inefficiencies as well as disgruntled team members and customers behind it.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling

Seattle Passes Secure Scheduling Law: Is Your City Next?

10/25/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

While worker advocates were celebrating Sept. 19 as Seattle became the second US city to pass a law that regulates how large restaurants and food chains schedule staff, restaurant owners in this Washington city—and beyond—were crunching numbers and asking a single question: Now how are we going to pull this off?

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling

How Can Restaurants Win Over Sports Fans?

10/4/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

When it comes to sports fans, we know this much:

  1. They like to watch the game live.
  2. They like to drink while they watch the game.
  3. They like to eat while they watch the game.

In short - sports fans are good for business.

What do you need to know about getting more sports fans in your door?

To give you a sense of who your sports fans are, the impact they can have on your restaurant, and how you can best prepare for them, we’ve profiled four unique sports species: NFL fans, fans of that other kind of football, MLB fans, and NHL fans.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Guest Experience

Top 3 Considerations for Buying Restaurant Scheduling Software

9/7/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton


There has to be a better way.

You’ve said it before.

Your managers say it all the time as they emerge like zombies bearing this week’s schedule after four hours in the stuffy back office littered with time-off requests written on napkins.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Manager Time Savings

4 Expensive Problems Created by Scheduling Your Staff Outside Their Availability.

7/5/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

This is how it starts: Your eyes dart back and forth from the blank schedule on your screen to the notebook filled with handwritten time-off requests from everyone, it seems.

Cheryl has an exam. Jeff’s grandma died. Erica’s sister is getting married in Mexico.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Restaurant Culture

Three Powerful Ways POS Integration Can Maximize Your Restaurant’s Profit

4/26/16 7:00 AM Ted Vrountas

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Those who have worked in the restaurant industry agree – it’s not for the faint of heart.

Whether you’re a line cook or an owner you probably know what it feels like to be overworked and under the gun. And if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to serve in a management role, you’ve probably been unfortunate enough to know the frustration of creating a schedule.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Improving Restaurant Profit, Integrations

Patio Season is Upon Us!  3 Ways to Ensure Amazing Service For Your Outdoor Guests

4/19/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

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It’s hot out, you’re hungry, and you’ve just stumbled upon a patio where people are tipping back cold margaritas and soaking up the sun.

We’ve all been there: Despite knowing full well that the service on patios is often sub-par, we ask for a table outside.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Guest Experience

Usability=Use: Why The Restaurant Scheduling Software You Choose Needs Simplicity

4/5/16 7:00 AM Natalie Appleton

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If we asked a handful of restaurant managers and owners what’s important to them when choosing scheduling software, they’d probably mention cost, they may ask about integration with their point-of-sale system, and they might even inquire about features—labor forecasting or time tracking.

And somewhere down the list would be, It has to be easy to use.

And yet, in the long run, ease of use might be the most important factor of all.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Manager Time Savings

Before you post that restaurant schedule, are you sure everything is perfect? [Checklist]

2/2/16 7:00 AM Richelle Starke

How do you feel about brain teasers?

Or how about a logic puzzle where you’re given a fictional situation (like a row of five different colored houses) and a bunch of strange restrictions (the white house is to the left of the green house, the owner of the white house has a dog, the cat owner drinks tea, etc.)  And then you have to answer an equally ridiculous question like, “Who owns the zebra?”

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling

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

Five Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Scheduling

12/1/15 7:00 AM Tiffany Mueller

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling

6 Common Restaurant Scheduling Mistakes

11/24/15 7:00 AM Megan Duffy

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It’s every restaurant manager’s nightmare.

Tuesdays are never too busy, and you scheduled the minimum amount of staff needed to handle the night. However, a few hours after your normal dinner rush, you look up and see a couple standing at the door.  

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Manager Time Savings, Improving Restaurant Profit

6 Technologies That Can Boost Your Restaurant's Bottom Line

11/10/15 7:00 AM Ted Vrountas


We at Ameego believe technology has the potential to make restaurants a whole lot better…and we’re not the only ones who think so.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Improving Restaurant Profit

How To Avoid Bad Yelp Reviews and Enhance Your Guest Experience

11/3/15 7:00 AM Kris Edwards

At Ameego, we invest a ton of time and money on market research to ensure we know exactly which restaurant industry challenges matter most.

One of the fastest-growing trends in the restaurant industry is the rapid sharing of guest experiences online.  Consumers sharing their guest experience online can be both, a great opportunity or a great challenge for restaurants.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Restaurant Culture, Improving Restaurant Profit

Excel, POS or Online: Which restaurant scheduling software is the best for you?

10/7/15 7:00 AM Tyler Edwards

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Are you still using a pen and paper to create your employee schedule?

How about an abbreviated method where you print out a blank spreadsheet, sit down to write out the schedule - by hand - and then transfer it back into your computer? Yikes.

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Topics: Restaurant Scheduling, Manager Time Savings