Noodles & Company Accelerates Performance with Clarifi™ Intelligent Operating Platform
Noodles & Company chooses HotSchedules’ leading intelligent cloud-based restaurant platform to support its people, product, and operational initiatives.
AUSTIN, Texas and ATLANTA, May 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HotSchedules®, the leading provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced that Noodles & Company has selected the Clarifi™ Intelligent Operating Platform as its back-office technology platform. The technology deployment will help Noodles & Company optimize revenue opportunities, increase operational visibility, manage labor costs and reduce food waste across the company’s 413 company-owned and 66 franchise restaurants.
Clarifi is the first cloud-based intelligent restaurant operating platform specifically designed to help operators, managers and their teams prepare and perform in the face of the unpredictable. Through its six modules – Foundation, Labor, Inventory, Financials & Cash, Asset Management and Talent Development – Clarifi delivers actionable insights to help managers forecast needs, drive consistent operations, maintain compliance and grow top-line revenue.
“We chose HotSchedules because they are an established technology partner with strong executive leadership from the restaurant industry. We believe the Clarifi platform will successfully support Noodles & Company’s growth strategy by providing more operational visibility and consistency,” said Brad West, executive vice president of operations at Noodles & Company. “The technology is going to enable and empower our managers to make decisions that will delight guests and positively impact unit-level sales.”
For 2018, Noodles & Company announced an increased focus on its people, product, and operations, including new investments in technology as well as new, healthy menu offerings.
“Noodles & Company understands the importance of their restaurant managers to overall performance and unit-level profitability,” said Sean Fitzpatrick, chief operating officer and head of product at HotSchedules. “We built Clarifi for great brands like Noodles & Company to maximize the effectiveness of their managers and teams, so that they can consistently provide the great experiences and levels of service that keep guests coming back.”
HotSchedules works with over 33,000 customers – from large international chains to some of the hottest new concepts. With a continual focus on innovation, HotSchedules provides innovative technology, services and user experiences for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries, including Clarifi™, the first cloud-based intelligent operating platform. Designed for independents, multi-unit franchise operators, and international enterprise brands, HotSchedules serves over 2.8 million users across 159,000 locations in 56 countries helping them control costs, maintain compliance, engage and retain employees, improve visibility, increase profitability and drive operational consistency. For more information visit: https://www.hotschedules.com.
About Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create a World Kitchen. Recognized previously by Parents magazine as a Top Family Friendly Restaurant and by Health magazine as one of America’s Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants, Noodles & Company is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, but where world flavors don’t end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodles & Company’s menu offers soups, salads and shareables. Noodles & Company makes everything fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Servers deliver dishes to the table, allowing guests to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 400 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location near them and tour the global menu by visiting www.noodles.com.
Tim Streeb, ICR