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HotSchedules CEO Shares Secret Sauce of Restaurant Software with Built In Austin

Spoiler: You can’t buy it at your local grocery store. Photo courtesy of Built In Austin The restaurant and hospitality industry is sizing up the competitive landscape and building a battle plan to combat the war for talent, bridge the gap between siloed systems and solve the unrelenting issue of optimizing sales, labor and operations. […]

Spoiler: You can’t buy it at your local grocery store.

Photo courtesy of Built In Austin

The restaurant and hospitality industry is sizing up the competitive landscape and building a battle plan to combat the war for talent, bridge the gap between siloed systems and solve the unrelenting issue of optimizing sales, labor and operations.

Built In Austin, Austin’s hub for startups and tech, gathered with HotSchedules CEO, Anthony Lye to discuss what was, is, and will be the answer to today’s most pressing issues.

“Running a restaurant is really hard. People work 60 to 70 hours a week to make no money. We focus on their two biggest expenses: People and food. Anything we can do to save money on labor.”

– Lye

In the past few years, our toolkit has grown to include software that solves challenges across the restaurant. Let’s face it, the workforce is shifting, and it’s time traditional communication and daily operations follow suit.

Meanwhile, mobile devices are saturating the market, allowing for instant, real time data to effectively keep restaurateurs conscious of their business operations. These challenges are complex and require strategic partnerships with other leading companies like PeopleMatter, PAR Technology and Cooper-Atkins .

As Built In Austin pointed out in the article, we’re focused on finding, building and growing an ecosystem of restaurant technology to match and support the rise and role of the tech-savvy restaurateur (and tech-savvy team member for that matter.)

The HotSchedules (not so) secret sauce? Stitching together POS data, labor, inventory, supplier, hiring data and even weather, traffic as well as fryer and refrigerator forecasts in a single cloud platform.

And of course, we continue to innovate on the labor and forecasting solution that helped Austin-based Tacos and Tequila restaurant group save over $17,500 annually per location .

If you’re curious what else we’re up to, definitely go read the full story over at Built In Austin .

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