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Welcome to Newk’s Eatery!

Editor’s Note: April 2016 A lot of big news has happened since Newk’s Eatery started using HotSchedules restaurant labor management software and HotSchedules Logbook in 2010. The growing multi-unit fast-casual concept (they now have over 90 stores) has been able to reduce the time it takes to create employee schedules by 75%. Their managers have […]

Editor’s Note: April 2016

A lot of big news has happened since Newk’s Eatery started using HotSchedules restaurant labor management software and HotSchedules Logbook in 2010.

The growing multi-unit fast-casual concept (they now have over 90 stores) has been able to reduce the time it takes to create employee schedules by 75%. Their managers have also been to cut labor costs by nearly 1% .

Most recently, Newk’s Eatery won QSR’s 2016 Applied Technology Award for their use of HotSchedules Train, a restaurant e-learning software system.

We’re thrilled to announce and welcome our newest customer, Newk’s Express Café! Created by the founders of McAlister’s Deli, Newk’s is a fast casual restaurant serving fresh, made-to-order salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas, soup and homemade cakes. Newk’s piloted HotSchedules Enterprise at three locations before rolling out to all 27 locations.

Before HotSchedules, Newk’s was using a mix of different scheduling methods, a strategy that was time-consuming for management and required continuous maintenance to remain accurate.

Newk’s co-founder Chris Newcomb told us, “We were looking for a user-friendly solution that would allow our management teams to schedule quickly and more efficiently… HotSchedules has made work easier for our team at all levels.”

Newk’s has seen a variety of benefits, including decreased payroll and a scheduling system that keeps employees happy and frees up more time for management.

We’re happy to welcome Newk’s to the HotSchedules family! You can check out the full story from the Kansas City Star here.

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