TouchBistro and 7shifts report reduction in restaurant labor costs with integrated apps
TouchBistro and 7shifts have announced that their integration of the TouchBistro iPad POS solution and the 7shifts restaurant app has delivered a reduction in labor cost of up to 4 percent for restaurants, according to a press release. The tools help restaurateurs schedule shift assignments that optimize the labor-to-cost ratio when plotted against predicted sales, thus improving profitability.
TouchBistro's iPad POS includes cloud reporting tools that provide restaurateurs with the information needed to make decisions to profitably manage the business, from sales analysis and upselling tools to inventory and payroll.
7shifts provides an employee scheduling app for restaurants that helps managers lower labor costs and overtime expenses, while reducing the time it takes to create staff schedules from hours each week to just a few minutes.
"The aggregate reports in TouchBistro enable me to predict sales, anticipate sales of specific items, and determine production schedules," Thomas Gilbert, general manager of General Assembly Pizza, said in the press release. "Employees clock in and out in TouchBistro on the schedule that I can rapidly generate in 7shifts and change with just a few keystrokes. From wherever I am, I can instantly notify everyone of any schedule changes. With the TouchBistro and 7shifts integration, I have a single interface where I can see sales and labor all merged together, making it so much easier to manage all the moving parts of the restaurant."
Phil Gadd, owner of The Loaf Bakery, reported having saved 4 percent in labor costs using the integrated 7shifts and TouchBistro apps. Before using 7shifts, it used to take him three to four hours every week to schedule staff, not including the time spent on schedule revisions. Now he spends 15 minutes.
"With TouchBistro reporting, I can analyze my business and see what decisions I need to make to increase my sales," said Kristin Butler, co-owner of Eva's Original Chimneys. "With the 7shifts integration, I can put in my labor/cost ratio goals and decrease my ratio to increase my overall profitability."