What happens when restaurants go tip-free

The idea of the “tipless” restaurant has been spreading over the last 5 years, and has gained steam recently. The move towards gratuity-free restaurants began in California’s Bay Area, in several popular restaurants in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. What drives the switch from a traditional staff-compensation model to a tipless one? Internally, it’s an […]

by Will Harmon on Jul 20, 2017 - 0 comments
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6 easy self-care tips for restaurant-related stress.

It’s Friday afternoon. While most of your friends are on the homestretch to the weekend, you’re gearing up for back-to-back doubles. Sleep is merely a concept, and it’s been replaced with copious amounts of caffeine. Your first table is full of impossible-to-please customers; they won’t return a smile, but they sure will return their food. […]

by Jessica Reimer on Jul 19, 2017 - 0 comments
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Ontario minimum wage increase: what does it mean for restaurants?

Restaurateurs throughout Ontario are reeling after the May 2017 announcement of a drastic 31.6% provincial minimum wage hike. Because the restaurant industry relies on minimum wage labor to stay profitable—particularly in light of rising input costs—the upcoming overhaul of both the Employment Standards Act and Labor Relations Act poses a significant threat to restaurants’ already […]

by Jessica Reimer on Jul 12, 2017 - 0 comments
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June update: POS integrations, enhancements and more

The 7shifts team has been hard at work this month prepping some new integrations and improvements to help with your restaurant employee scheduling. We focused primarily on POS integrations but we were also working on updates that will have a big impact on how you use 7shifts in the future. Here is a rundown of what you can […]

by Chris de Jong on Jun 29, 2017 - 2 comments
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Restaurant Staff Productivity by the Numbers

Great staff are invaluable – they are the ones championing your products, values, and service. Equipping them with the tools they need to create memorable customer experiences is integral to customer retention. It’s simple to measure your sales from your POS or expected revenues by taking inventory, but are you tying those numbers back to […]

by Will Harmon on Jun 12, 2017 - 0 comments
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Introducing the new 7shifts dashboard

The new 7shifts dashboard gives you a quick look at the most important things in your restaurant – your sales, labor and staff requests – so you can get more done in less time and make better scheduling decisions. Restaurants are complex operations. There are typically so many things happening at once that it’s tough to know what to pay attention […]

by Chris de Jong on Jun 1, 2017 - 0 comments
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Conshy Girls Restaurant Group – a Philadelphia staple

Conshy Girls Restaurant Group began when owners, Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere met 20 years ago and decided to open a restaurant together. Today, with 4 locations and a full service catering business, Conshy Girls have become a staple in the Philadelphia restaurant scene. Their restaurants include Stella Blu, Gypsy Saloon, Southern Cross Kitchen and Gypsy Blu – […]

by Stacey Lawrence on Jun 1, 2017 - 1 comment
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Restaurant Lingo: BD, Clopen, Split Shift and More, Defined

Among the many skills you’ll gain working in a restaurant, a lesser known (and, unfortunately, seldom celebrated) skill is the ability to understand restaurant lingo, or speak “restaurantese.” Whether you’ve worked as a line cook, a server, a manager, or a bartender, chances are words like “86”, “all day”, and “crop-dusting” are now and forever […]

by Jessica Reimer on May 18, 2017 - 0 comments
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7shifts adds Micros 3700 POS integration

You requested it and we listened! We’ve excited to announce that we now offer sales data integration for Oracle Hospitality RES 3700 – or more commonly known in the industry as Micros 3700. Micros 3700 is one of the most popular POS systems on the market and is used in thousands of food and beverage operators around the […]

by Chris de Jong on May 11, 2017 - 0 comments
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How To Write A Better Restaurant Job Posting

It is generally agreed that, in business, your people are your greatest resource. Unfortunately, employee retention in the hospitality industry is an ongoing issue. Turnover rates have been on the rise for years, reaching an all-time high of 72.1 percent in 2015. Of this group, food service workers reported the lowest tenure rate, staying on […]

by Jessica Reimer on Apr 25, 2017 - 0 comments
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