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What’s in the budget template?

Sections for utilities, marketing, labor costs & wages, repairs & maintenance, technology, and more

  • Separate calculations for your expected spend versus your actual spend, broken down by categories do you can see where you’re coming in under budget or over budget.
  • An easy-to-use template with simple data entry to help you track your restaurant’s financial health.

How To Use the Budget Template

Here’s how to make the most out of your restaurant budget template:

Step 1. Starting with the first category, add in what your expected costs for each section for the month are.

Step 2. Throughout the month, add in your actual costs incurred for each category

Step 3. Calculate what your total expected costs are and what the total actual costs are to see if you’re under or over budget for the month

Step 4. Make adjustments to your budget or spending as necessary to

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How 7shifts compares to the Budget Template

How does this free budget template compare with 7shifts’ easy restaurant scheduling software?

Budget Template

Easy schedule builder

Customizable to your restaurant


POS Integration for automatic sales tracking

Automatic sales and labor reporting

Free mobile apps

Overtime alerts

Shift swapping

Communication tools (chat, announcement)

Sales and weather forecasts

Labor budgeting tool

Labor compliance tools

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Track your labor to grow your business

Staying on top of your budgeting is the key to restaurant success. 

By downloading this budget template, you’ll be able to identify new ways to stay on track and save money in your operations of the restaurant.

If your business is growing, take your labor management to the next level and save $500/month on labor with 7shifts. Easily build staff schedules in minutes, integrate your POS to forecast your labor needs, and monitor your sales and labor performance over time with robust reports. Taking your restaurant’s labor management digital can save your business $1,000s every month and streamline your operations.

Restaurants save with 7shifts


Time saved on managing staff schedules


Labor costs saved


Reduction in phone calls and texts

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