Square Café

Pittsburgh, PA

Lots of great features. Helps managers stay connected as well as all employees. No more slips of paper with requests for days off. It's all submitted and approved through the app. We are also able to block days that we don't want anyone to take off. 7shifts also is integrated with our POS Toast. They continue to develop more and more features

Sherree Goldstein | Owner | Cafe/Bistro

Chez Billy Sud

Georgetown, WA

7shifts has made my life so. much. easier. Employees have more control over their schedule - they can enter their availability, time off requests, put their shifts up for grabs and bid on open shifts all in one place. Its easy to use for the staff and for the scheduling manager (me). All requests are in one place so instead of me having to check emails, text messages, and notes, all I have to do is log in and start scheduling. The template and drag/drop functions make creating a schedule a cinch. The chat and announcement functions are great too - I can tell staff about meetings, training classes, specials and general announcements all in one place instead of having multiple email threads and text message chains going and the staff can communicate with one another easily. In addition to how easy the app and website are to use, the customer service has been excellent. Any time I have a question or a problem I receive timely responses from the 7shifts team. I recommend this app to every manager I know.

Kate McCormick

ThaIndia

Las Cruces, MN

I looked into a lot of other scheduling apps, they all left lot to be desired, or if there are ones comparable to 7shifts they nickle and dime you to death. I like 7shifts for its simplicity and economics.

Arif Bashir Khan

Black Rock Coffee

Portland, OR

This app is a fantastic time saver for very easy and intuitive labour management.

Mike Svechnikar

Harbor Watch

Ocean City, MY

Hands down the best time management app I have ever found. As a manager of over 100 employees I have eliminated the confusion and surprises in my employee scheduling. The staff loves the app and the labor management features pay for the software in just a few weeks. We implemented for one week and never looked back. My staff loves 7shifts and I can imagine ever going back to life without this technology.

Jeb Vetock

850 Degrees Pizzeria

Toronto, ON

Having used the other “top” scheduling software... this is simply the best, for value, customer service and product features

Chris Beard

Beans N Cream

Sun Prairie, WI

I looked at several different apps before I decided on 7shifts, bit it really was no contest. The price was right, and it was so user friendly. I have had little to no issue figuring the software out on my own. My employees love that they get notified as soon as the schedule is posted. It's so easy for them to change their availability and switch shifts. I love that I can accept or decline shifts being traded based on who is working.

Myndi Pergram | Manager | Coffee Shop

Zapien's Salsa Grill

Pico Rivera, CA

Its easy to use and if I didn't understand something my rep was very helpful and went through things more than once. I have nothing bad to say about the program nor the employees. Highly recommend to anyone that is considering using the program 7shifts.

Katie Caraballo | Assistant | Full Service

Ebenezer Foods

Hastings, ON

Scheduling staff has never been so straightforward. Budget and costing is easily managed and ALL confusion between staff and management is completely eliminated. Experience has been 100% positive and exceeded expectations and experience with comparable software.

Aaron Webster | Owner & Operator | Catering

The Tin Pan

Richmond, VA

I own two restaurants - one, a 200-seat music venue, and the other a small but high-volume bakery. Before 7shifts, I was constantly fielding emails with time off requests, scrambling to find coverage for shifts, and worrying about whether everyone had the latest version of the schedule (which often ended up as schedule_v16.xls).

7shifts has completely changed the efficiency of my businesses and changed the way I personally spend time managing employees. It's even allowed me to identify key shifts and figure out the exact hours when I need to have certain roles arrive for work. This app is so much better than any manual scheduling methods - total lifesaver!

Kevin Liu | Owner | Bar/Pub

Rio San Antonio Cruises

San Antonio, TX

Though not a restaurant (we are a tour company on the San Antonio River in TX) this product has been a lifesaver and we were able to easily adapt it to our needs. Shift pool and Announcement features were game changers in how we connect with our employees.

Brandon Oliver | Director of Operations | Scheduling

Moja Coffee

Vancouver, BC

7shifts platform and the support staff behind the program have made it very easy for our business to schedule our employees. Although we currently do not use the budget or labour tools we are finding that the communication and ease of use from smartphones with 7shifts is invaluable to our business. We have 2 locations across town from each other, with 7shifts it has made it incredibly easy for scheduling and communication for managers and staff. They feel 'linked' together through this program.

Maria Wentzel | Admin | Coffee Shop

Red Brick Tavern

Conroe, TX

Our bar is in a college town with over 40 employees and we receive tons of shift changes every week due to changing schedules. 7shifts helps me to stay organized with all the requests and changes. Prior to 7shifts it would take me 3 hours per week to make the schedules. Now I create the monthly schedule in 30 minutes and just moments a day to approve requests.

Aaron Ward | General Manager | Bar/Pub

Mercy lounge

Nashville,TN

No glitches, easy to plug in data, many features. I can add an unlimited amount of employees and you can't beat the price. Phone app is excellent

Matthew Bell | General Manager | Bar/Pub

Andy's Frozen Custard

65+ locations

7shifts has made scheduling and communicating two things that went smooth when dealing with all the issues that are common with new openings. Also, it has made a scheduling a task that went from taking hours to do to something that can be done in a fraction of the time. That's because the interface makes everyone's availability easy to access.I am a regional manager in a new market. We have opened 3 stores in 9 month period. 7shifts has made some of the challenging tasks easier.

Gary Marker | Regional Manager | Fast Casual

The Plaza Suites

Santa Clara, CA

I don't know any other software that has made scheduling this convenient. Sends you alerts when someone has overtime.

Vanessa Fernandez | Guest Services | Full Service

Pizza Studio

20+ locations

I've been scheduling using 7shifts for the past 8 months and I totally love it. The new update makes it so much more efficient to schedule my staff! It takes less time due to the new organization and layout

Chad Madore | Assistant Manager | Pizzaria

Lexie's

NH

As we have grown from a 2 location business to a 5 location one, it is absolutely necessary for me to be able to see where everyone is throughout the week. 7shifts allows me to move employees around to fill shifts easily & to keep a close eye on the number of hours they are working. It has helped keep overtime in check which is critical. Honestly, I couldn't do my job without this program.

Michelle Hastings | Director of Operations | Fast Casual

Mr. Mac's

Manchester, NH

Program is user friendly and has exceeded all my needs. When I have an issue because of something I did wrong, service is impeccable! Full visibility of what is happening in the restaurants at all times. Schedules, manager log book, requests for time off, availability changes... system shows you everything immediately. It's amazing!

Harry Cheema | Owner | Fast Casual

Happy's

Detroit, MI

The efficiency, flexibility and accessibility it gives team members. It allows me to keep their schedules straight and make weekly shifts available from the comfort of my home or office at work. I've been a part of 7shifts nation for 7+ months now. After piloting 5 different programs I settled in with them due to the fluidity of their software and app.

Tyler Griffis | Owner | Pizzaria

Morano Gelato

Chesnut Hill, MA

After researching scheduling apps for my business, 7shifts proved to be the best and easiest to use. Customer service is outstanding - I was walked through the whole setup (they set it all up for me based on a simple scheduling template I had been using). My employees love it and it's made my scheduling time much shorter. They seem to be constantly improving and developing new features - all of which, I'm certain, will be helpful. Most important, they offer different packages based on the business's needs and all are well-priced.

Morgan Morano | Owner | Cafe/Bistro

Ricky's All Day Grill Victoria

Victoria, BC

"the ease of use, the daily roster helps us see staffing at a glance, the labor cost tool, the app makes you think in 15 min increments and the time clock is great showing the scheduled shift vs clocked in shift to help prevent theft of hours, making a change is instant to the staff. The instant support chat option on the bottom no searching for emails or phone numbers and if no one is on the chat they are very quick to answer your query. helps us control our payroll, allows us to instantly see where we can save hours, no more sticky notes on the board requesting time off. Staff love it and when they love something they use it! Staff are all aware of their shifts even if we are behind and publish late, no more staff calling in sick they use the app to give away their shifts it has taken the HR management of our business to a new level one without as much stress or work needed by the managers "

Darell Crawford | Co Owner

Duke's Barefoot Bar and Restaurant Waikiki

Honolulu, HI

"As long as you put in the initial hours to program 7shifts, then you will save yourself so much time in the long run. We are now a more cohesive restaurant because of the way 7shifts has allowed us to communicate with each other. It's like a group Facebook page. We call each other out, post postive reviews for everyone to see and everyone is up-to-date with what is happening within the restaurant. "

Rebecca W.

Original Chimneys Inc.

Toronto ON

The App!! Keeping us all connected, it's current always accurate. Saves us so much time. To be honest, I cannot think of anything we do not like about 7shifts. It's incredibly convenient and easy to use! Saving time, seeing everyone's availability, it's always current and up to date. Everyone is connected and can access schedule and posts instantly through the app.

Kristin Butler | Managing Partner

The Beer Research Institute

Prescott, AZ

Smart interactive software that helps me manage my business and save labor.

Zachary F. | The Beer Research Institute

Brass Tap

Tampa, FL

When we implemented 7shifts our staff was delighted - the communications tools are fantastic. Now that we've integrated our Toast POS with 7shifts, we're getting even more out of it - managing and controlling our labor costs has never been easier.

Barry Lowenthal

Pizza Inn

As a Pizza Inn franchisee, 7shifts has been a tremendous benefit to my business. We have been able to significantly streamline our scheduling and staff communication with the free mobile apps. In addition, the software is extremely easy to use and setup. I would recommend 7shifts to any Pizza Inn franchisee or restaurant operator!

Kaleb Herrley | Franchisee Operator

1000 Degrees Pizza

Utah

7shifts makes scheduling so much easier at a very reasonable price. Employees have no excuses to not know the shifts they are assigned. Allows for time off requests and shifts to be placed up for grabs. Lots of manager controls to be as strict or as flexible as you need to be. Highly recommended

Jim Samples

City Perks Coffeehouse

Saskatoon, SK

Absolutely my favorite tool as a manager for staffing. Helpful and the company listens to suggestions and is the best. Highly recommend

Daryl Grunau

Dairy Queen

Glen Ellyn, IL

Everything I need to create the weekly schedule for DQGE with very little hands-on work. Employees submit their availability via mobile app, and 7shifts populates the schedule from my weekly template - I may give it a tweak or two, but 7shifts gets me very close to where I need to be every week. I used to spend 3-4 hours a week creating the schedule by hand. With 7shifts it's under ten minutes. There is some initial set-up time to enter employee information and create schedule templates, but it's a very straightforward process and 7shifts support is very responsive.

Jon Luttrell

Vincenzo's

Waterloo, ON

This app is indispensable. I use it daily for making schedules and as a time clock for my employees. Easy to set up and to use. Much better than paper time cards and printed schedules. I would recommend to any business owner that needs to keep up with multiple employee schedules and hours.

Richard Patella

Bonfire Restaurant Group

Myrtle Beach, SC

Great customer support, continued improvements, easy to use.

Dan Weaver

Purebread

Vancouver, BC

Great product with even better customer service, the team is always on the ball and happy to help

John Crehan

Inn at the Forks

Winnipeg, MA

It's a great product, operates as a punch clock, scheduler, and labour cost calculator. Makes life a lot easier for everyone involved. Management has an easy tool to set and change schedule and send messages to the entire staff. Employees have their schedules available instantaneously and can easily swap shifts and book time off.

Jay Hallam

Pizza Hut

Overall good program with restaurant in mind. Good support staff. Abundant features to get the job done. I wish a few of the features were user defined.

Bobby Brewer

Two Tuff Meatballs

Chilliwack, BC

Their customer service is very knowledgeable and helpful, even with small questions. After initial set up, the website and app are really easy to use. I've managed to schedule the entire week, around different availability and days off in under 7 minutes. I love the announcement system. It makes communications with all staff very easy. Lastly, it's affordable! When i researched similar companies, they typically charge a high fee based on a per employee/ per month model. 7shifts charges a low monthly rate. This is great for restaurants as we tend to have more part time employees. It's also specifically designed for restaurants whereas other companies try to service many verticals at once. When that happens, people get charged for many features that aren't required for they specific needs.

Keith Caravetta

The Monarch Bar

Kansas City, MI

Pretty Outstanding Service. Solid interface, easy to use, and my staff really enjoys it. Alleviates MGMT time in scheduling and has upped communication. Haven't had a problem.

Mark Church

Drift

Saskatoon, SK

We went through multiple different scheduling platforms before finding 7shifts. Once we started using 7shifts life became much more simple. They are always there for support, improving their system and listening to what the restaurant needs! I could not be happier.

Amy Holowach

Leinugugel Brewing Co.

Chippewa Falls, WI

We love 7shifts! It has saved me time in my weekly schedule for over 50 people. My employees love it also.

Kirsten Schoenberg

The Cornucopia Cafe

Grantsville, MD

7shifts has made managing my employees much easier than in the past and has made them more reliable. They are more likely to find coverage for shifts and to show up because of it.

Emily Newman-Edwards

Twin Kiss

Clayton, NJ

Absolutely love using this program. It works perfect for the restaurant I manage.

Tylor Yarrison

San Fransico Brewing Co

San Francisco, CA

Great App!! It's helps my staff and me be all On the same page for shift and vacations!!

Joshua Leavy

21eleven

I enjoy using 7shifts...it is simple, easy to use and keeps everything organized. The app on the phone makes it easy to check things and manage in the go. Totally worth the small monthly fee!

Stephanie Cass Holiman

Tin Kitchen

Charlotte, NC

7shifts is a restaurant manager's dream application for scheduling. 7shifts simplifies the task of scheduling both for management and for the employees. I have been using 7s for a little over 2 years and in that time the developers have made dozens of time-saving improvements to the desktop and mobile applications. On the rare occasion you will need support, the team is very responsive. Most of my communications have been to suggest tweaks and I can say they give all recommendations serious consideration. With the latest improvements to the mobile app, you can do almost everything on the fly and react immediately to staff changes without having to go to the desktop. I researched all of the choices and I could not be happier with 7shifts. I highly recommend 7shifts.

Sean O'Malley

Paddlers Restaurant and Bar

Kaunakakie, HI

7shifts is one of the best investments I've made for my business. By having a cloud based software program that allows my Employees to enter in their availability and requested time off on their own, I no longer have to remember anything regarding scheduling issues and it requires them to be responsible for their own scheduling needs. I simply just start making the schedule and when I schedule one of our staff on a day that conflicts with their days off it gives me a conflict error. This is probbly one of the best investments for keeping employee morale high! Thanks 7shifts.

Jason Chong

Blue Moon Brewing Company

Denver, CO

Always fast to respond if I have a question, always making improvements to an already very nice product. Definitely a tool that I would never want to be without! Saves so very much time and headache.

Ryan Fountain

Pickleman's Gourmet Restaurant

Montana

7shifts has totally transformed scheduling at our restaurant! Super easy to use on the administrative side, as well as for employees. We've been using it for about a year and I couldn't imagine going back to our old ways. Love it!

Ann Stippec

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7shifts is a reputed scheduling software solution for restaurants, bars and similar hospitality venues, designed to improve employee attendance, evenly and effectively distribute workload among available workers, and significantly reduce labor costs. Managers love 7shifts as it takes care of their scheduling processes with ease, giving them more time to focus on quality customer service.

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7shifts is an online employee scheduling software system designed for shift workers operating in the restaurant industry. The solution allows employees to check their upcoming shifts, scheduled availability and time-off requests from the 7shifts home screen using a mobile app.

If a worker is unexpectedly unable to make it to their assigned shift, the app allows employees to offer their shifts to other workers who are available, who can then bid on that shift. The unavailable employee can then reassign their shift to another worker with a single click.

If an employee’s availability changes, they can make a note within the app, which managers can then view and approve. Workers can even request time off, and managers can view and approve these requests from their own mobile device.

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Managing a restaurant, or multiple restaurants, can sometimes feel like the modern equivalent of the traveling salesperson problem. Most of the time there is a solution to the problem of staffing, but finding the most efficient and cost-effective solution can mean the difference between a net profit and a net loss for the day. That can make the difference between success and failure for the restaurant itself.

As if it weren’t difficult enough to attempt to schedule staff around peak and light traffic times, a workable schedule has to factor in holidays, vacations, and personal time off requests. And, of course, all of that work can be immediately thrown out the window when a key resource calls in sick at the last minute or has to leave unexpectedly.

Even if all those logistics are navigated successfully and the restaurant makes it through the week staffed appropriately at all times, the manager then has to take all those adjustments and figure them into payroll.

Fit Small Business

7shifts is a mobile and web-based employee scheduling tool designed for the restaurant industry. It features automated scheduling, calendar management, shift scheduling, time tracking, an employee database, and more. We compiled user reviews from around the web and determined that 7Shift has a mix of positive and negative ratings. We also cover the pricing options for small business owners.

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7shifts has essentially simplified the scheduling process and made it quicker and more time-efficient through the features and capabilities it offers. The way schedules are created, shifts are adjusted and updated, the way managers and their employees communicate and the way labor-related costs are effectively reduced—all of these are made possible with the design and functionality brought about by the 7shifts restaurant and hospitality software solution.

7shifts is a robust and comprehensive system that isn’t just designed to be used for employee scheduling. It has a wide range of tools that empower workers to be more productive in their work and allow them to submit requests for time offs and trade shifts with other qualified co-workers.