Awesome Indie Restaurant Series – Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert AZ

This series profiles restaurants that are creating a buzz in their cities and towns. With each Awesome Indie we profile, we’ll check in with owner (“The Head Honcho”), the GM (“The Fearless Leader”), and an employee who personifies their brand (“The Evangelist”), to pick their brains and find out what they’re doing that makes their…

Where We’re Heading with Schedulefly…

We always try to be very open about what’s happening at Schedulefly, including our plans for the business. So here’s a simple list of what Wes, Tyler and I are working towards every day, one customer at a time. Become the Most Beloved Brand in the Independent Restaurant SpaceWe love indies. Everything we do is…

Delivering Happiness In A Box

While on vacation at the beach – I read Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. It is the story of Zappos and how he and his team made the online shoe buying experience easier, better and more fun than actually visiting a shoe store! They did this by…

Wil’s Whiteboard, Volume III – Free Tastes of Schedulefly

We recently launched a web site that enables restaurants to post job openings for free. Here’s the story behind why we are doing this…. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13339759&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 Keepin’ Our Business Decisions Wide Open,Wil ——————————————- Restaurant with Open Jobs to Fill? Check out Restaurant Jobs by ScheduleflyThe easiest way for restaurants to find and hire great people Is…

Waterman’s Surfside Grille Staff Says Schedulefly Rocks

If you’ve been to Virginia Beach – I bet you’ve been to Waterman’s Surfside Grille. Since 1981 this family owned and operated oceanfront venue has been serving up steaks, ribs and local seafood – as fresh as it gets. Literally. To get the full experience of Waterman’s – you can book an offshore fishing charter…

Rolling Back the Curtains on Schedulefly’s New, Free Restaurant Jobs Site

Social networks are changing the way businesses find and recruit new staff. Many restaurants are letting their Facebook fans and their Twitter followers know about job openings instead of posting to the big search engines like Monster and Yahoo. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars to post a job that is immediately seen by thousands…

Common Traits of Schedulefly Customers

We have recently been working to understand the common traits that our restaurant customers share. And we’ve learned that outside of the obvious desire they all have to improve their restaurant staff scheduling and communication, the commonalities are pretty easy to determine… Independently Owned RestaurantsAlmost all of our customers are independently owned restaurants. Most of…

People Don’t Come for the "Flare"

It’s funny how many restaurants try to concoct “fun” atmospheres and make customer service a process. There’s nothing genuine about it, and we all know it when we see it. It’s so common that the movie “Office Space” has a few “Flare” scenes to mock the approach. Here’s one of them…. Then there are places…

Intense Focus and Patience Equal Success

I recently started keeping a fly fishing for Redfish journal. I keep detailed notes on each trip I make. I jot down the date, the tide, the temperature, the time of day, who I was with, the spots we fished or checked, wether or not there were clouds hampering our effort etc. Lots of stuff….

Restaurant Job Openings

Here are a few of the restaurants that have recently started using Schedulefly to post and share their job openings on the web. Our simple job post tool allows them to create a page with the job details and a way for people to apply online. They simply share the URL of the page on…