scheduling nirvana

Employee scheduling just got smarter, faster, easier

The restaurant industry’s most preferred employee scheduling app.

This is the freedom, flexibility, and connectivity that managers and staff never thought possible – no wonder it’s the industry’s favorite app for intuitive employee scheduling and communications. One-click shift swapping with management approval. Managers create more accurate schedules up to 75% faster, with time-off requests and availabilities built right in. Now that’s hot.


HotSchedules makes it easier for managers to create more accurate schedules with ease and efficiency—about 75% faster than traditional methods


HotSchedules delivers mobile and online employee scheduling functions that allow you reduce the time it takes to create and maintain the schedule by up to 75%, all while keeping up with availabilities, time-off requests, employee certifications and the daily roster. 


Quickly and easily message your team about the schedule or important store updates using the platform, or through email and text alerts.  Have a super important message?  Create a preloaded splash screen or broadcast message so everyone will be in the know.


Changes to the schedule can’t be avoided, but with HotSchedules, your team can request to swap or release a shift so co-workers can pick it up.  With manager approval, the schedule and roster are instantly updated. 

Forecast and Report

Easy-to-access advanced sales forecasting reduces your labor costs – by up to 2% - in a snap, by helping you generate more accurate schedules. Have multiple units?  No problem – our Above Store Console will provide you with all the high-level, cross-location data you can dream up. 


Drop your phone in the soup?  Not to worry – HotSchedules bilingual Customer Care is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to everyone from the corporate office to the kitchen staff.


Access schedule info and other messages right from the HotSchedules app, for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and BlackBerry.  No matter where you are or what’s going on, you can easily stay in touch. 

Create dynamic schedules

The Schedule Template Generator is interactive, intelligent, real-time

Above Store Views at a glance

Analyze labor variance across locations with a single login

Forecast based on past performance

Learn from the past and plan for the future

Right People, Right Places

Optimize staff counts for the best guest service

Freedom and flexibility

Get the info you need, take the actions you want

Instant access to projected labor costs. Inventory your labor cost; understand your labor spend. Give your managers a labor plan instead of a blank check.
Compare labor performance across locations. Compare forecasted, scheduled and actual hours, as well as pay at each location and in total. Recognize things that need your immediate attention.
Compare year over year, month over month, week over week. Layer in tables, entrees, guest counts and more.
Instant snapshot forecasted vs. scheduled vs. actual vs. optimal staff counts. Determine at a glance if staff levels need to be adjusted based on forecast
View Sales and Labor right from your phone (Projected vs Actual). Permissions for regional manager to review multiple stores. View your schedule and swap or release shifts. We make it easy to get off on your phone.

"I employ a lot of younger employees that are very tech savvy and having the app feature is ideal. They all have iPhones and really like being able to jump on their phones to check their schedule at any time."

– Jamie Lynn, VP of Store Operations,
Forever Yogurt

"Mobile access is one of our franchisees favorite functions. Operators are often out in the field and can operate strictly from their smartphone. Hourly partners appreciate it too – they can download the app and see their schedule with a push of a button."

– Adam Karveller, Director of IT,
Newk’s Eatery

get the inside scoop


Single sign-on goodness

Find out why the MarketPlace Grill and MarketPlace Express locations rely on Red Book Connect for single sign-on, mobile solutions to manage their hiring, training, scheduling and communications needs.

Meet Ray Honeycutt

Ray Honeycutt, scheduling coordinator, clearly demonstrates the best way to manage the sometimes cumbersome process of scheduling your staff.

Take a quick tour of HotSchedules

This 9-minute tour will provide you with an overview of our employee scheduling, labor management and communications solution, HotSchedules.


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