One more tribute to Sup Dogs

We’re finishing our next film, The Story of Bida Manda. That means The Story of Sup Dogs will be removed from our Home page, where it’s been since the summer of 2017. I wanted to display it here again because it deserves a proper sendoff. You may have already seen it, but I guarantee you…

Friends of Schedulefly: Tad Peelen

“In many ways we are friends with Schedulefly because they remind us a lot of ourselves. We like the simplicity of the product, and the caring nature of the staff that makes it all happen.” ~ Tad Peelen. This is the first in an ongoing series of posts about restaurant owners we’ve become friends with…

Your customers are where?

Occasionally I’ll meet someone new in a small talk kind of situation and they’ll ask what I do. I’ll say something along the lines of “I own a company that sells software to restaurants”. The first response to this is usually either “Oh, you mean like Open table dinner reservations?” or “Oh, like POS software…

We’re it

We just posted an episode to our podcast titled, “We’re it.” The short version is it occurred to me yesterday that 1,700 independent restaurants became Schedulefly customers in 2017, but we haven’t raised a dime of venture capital. Meanwhile, every single other company in our space has raised millions of dollars (for a total of…

Sam was a good girl

Most marketing and advertising is very ordinary and predictable. In many cases – the product or service is really unique but the marketing is not. Why is that? Used up all their creativity on the product? Laziness? Reluctant to do things that are not measurable? Who knows, but I think maybe competition is to blame…

The difference between successful people and really successful people

Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the most successful investors in the world. I love his simple quotes about life and investing – there are some great ones. This one is my favorite: “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” I’m…

Happy 2018

What’s up y’all? Just a quick note to thank all of you who rely on Schedulefly for your restaurant’s staff scheduling and communication. There are about 279,000 of you at almost 7,000 restaurants, and we couldn’t be more proud than to serve you. Independent restaurant people have always inspired us, and it’s so exciting every single…

25 podcast episodes in, and we’re just getting started

Wes and I have recorded 25 episodes of our podcast, “Wil and Wes and the Schedulefly journey.” We started out with some stuff about the back story of Schedulefly, but most of the episodes feature one of us sharing a philosophy we have or an experience that helped us shape the way we do things…

Schedulefly Podcast with Wil and Wes

Wil and I recently started a podcast that was inspired by years of communication we’ve had back and forth via voice notes. Instead of bothering each other with phone calls – we almost always send voice notes. In fact – we were laughing today when we realized we have not talked live to each other…

Our next film…

We are working on The Story of Bida Manda, about Van Nolintha (below) and how Bida Manda, one of the most popular and respected restaurants in N.C., came to be. It’s a story of deep parental love, hard work, deflating road blocks, family, friends, and a maker authentically expressing his vision and the feelings rooted…

We don’t back down to corporate bullies

​”Wil, independent restaurants understand that large fifty million dollar companies like mine get better pricing.” That’s what the director of operations of a large restaurant group told me this week. He was pressing me to give his restaurants a better multi-unit discount than the standard 10% discount we give all customers with more than one…

It’s still the "good ole days" at Schedulefly

In the hilarious movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s character wakes up every day and it’s Groundhog Day. No matter how he spends his day or what he does, he wakes up the next morning … and it’s Groundhog Day. Even walking front of a moving train doesn’t matter – he dies, but wakes up again…