ROI is nice, but it’s not why I use Schedulefly

Every now and then we get a testimonial from a customer that I want to display on our homepage all by itself – because it just gets to the core of how we help restaurants and why restaurant owners keep paying us every month. I seriously want to have a blank white page with only…

Traffic, Data, Files, Oh My! Doing the Schedulefly Server Dance

We made a quick trip to our data center in Raleigh to slide a new database server into our rack and I thought I’d take a few minutes to blog about what we’ve built so far. Most people don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes of a database intensive web application like ours and…

The Stars of Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Dave Query

Dave has built a highly successful restaurant group at Big Red F. His restaurants (Zolo Southwestern Grill, LoLa Coastal Mexican, Jax Fish House – two locations, West End Tavern, Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace, Happy and The Bitter Bar) are extremely popular and very successful, and if you’re in Denver or Boulder, you’d be…

Arch Rock Fish is "On the Fly"

Today we’re starting a new blog series featuring short profiles about our customers, aka restaurants that are “On the Fly.” Each post will include the customer’s answers to a few questions about their restaurant. We’re doing this to help show people who are considering using Schedulefly what kinds of restaurants enjoy our software. We tend…

Why restaurants use Schedulefly

Want to know the #1 reason restaurants use Schedulefly? (Hint – it isn’t measurable for an ROI analysis) Last week I spoke to a Cornell hospitality school student who is working on a project in which he has to pitch an imaginary business on a product. He decided to pick our restaurant staff scheduling software….

Schedulefly and Notepad, a (simple) match made in Heaven.

Today I was writing some code and I realized that I have written every last line of code for Schedulefly in notepad, the most basic text editor. Our outside website, the Schedulefly app’s UI, the middleware and the SQL back end. All of it. I likely sound like a idiot to many developers, but it’s…

Double click here, double click there

A few years ago we started asking restaurant staff that use Schedulefly to say a few words about it on camera. We don’t send them a script. We don’t do anything more than hold up the camera and say “Why do you like it?” or “How does it make your life easier?”. The first time…

The Stars of Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts is a legend in the restaurant business, having launched over a dozen successful restaurants, including Buca di Beppo and The Oceanaire Seafood Room, which both went public. He owns Parasole Restaurant Group, which has 10 extremely successful restaurants (Mozza Mia, Pittsburgh Blue, Il Gatto, Burger Jones, Manny’s Steakhouse, Chino Latino, Uptown Cafeteria, Muffuletta,…

Fly Tips – A few ways to maximize Schedulefly

We decided to start sending an email 3-4 times per year to our Admin users, to make sure you know how to fully leverage Schedulefly to make your lives easier. We’re calling the broadcasts “Fly Tips.” Here’s the first one. Enjoy… Fly Tips from Schedulefly April 2011 Sfly Admin users, we’ve built some simple tools to…

How many softwares do you love?

We always get a kick out of hearing people use the word “love” to describe their feelings towards our software. After all, it’s just a software, right? Well, it is, but it’s a software that truly makes people’s lives easier. And when you can do that, they’ll love ya… The Schedulefly Crew