Mario Batali’s Lupa Restaurant joins the Schedulefly family

Let me start by saying every single time a business owner hands over their hard earned dollars in exchange for our software – I am just so proud. I am proud of what Tyler, Wil and I have accomplished so far and that business owners find that our software is worth paying for and makes…

Use images to tell your story…

Last week I posted about dominating a niche, and showed this same candy bar picture. Not only do I like how Salazon focuses on a niche, but I love how they use images, not words, to draw you in. When I stood in front of a slew of choices of chocolate bars, this one caught…

Scratch your own itch: Sam Rubin

Wes created the weekly schedule for a restaurant while in college in the 90’s, and thought the paper-based schedule his restaurant and most other restaurants used was inefficient and frustrating. The schedule was irrelevant within minutes of being posted! He became an IT consultant after graduating, and in his spare time he built an easy…

Coupons and the mad race to the bottom

Recently we asked some restaurant owners and managers 2 questions: Which trends happening in your industry in 2012 excite you most and which ones concern you? The responses have been fun to read and will make for a great article somewhere. There is a common theme occurring with many of them and a handful of…

Dominating a niche…

Recently I was at the store and decided to buy a dark chocolate bar. As looked at the options, this bar caught my attention immediately. While other bars had relatively similar wrappers, mostly with big writing and a focus on how good their chocolate is, the Salazon wrapper uses an image to capture the attention…

We’ll never wonder where to eat again…

It occurred to me recently that no matter where any of us at Schedulefly travel, we’ll always know where to eat. We have customers all all over the map! So when Wes’s dad and sister went to NYC last weekend, they asked Wes if we served any cool places in Tribeca. Of course we do,…

Awesome wine bar in Baltimore joins the family…

13.5 Wine Bar just joined the family. This place has an incredible image gallery on their site, and I just couldn’t narrow down to one pic to feature for this post. So here are three of them, and you can bet that when Wes and I go on our RV pilgrimage, we’ll be stopping in…

That there’s an RV. It’s a good looking vehicle, ain’t it?

Wil and I are kicking around an idea for next spring or summer – a whirlwind trip to visit some really awesome customers on the east coast – likely just places north of NC where we live – but who knows. Every week (every day really) we are growing the Schedulefly family by welcoming amazing…

Tango’s Taco Shop joins the family…

Here’s the cool background story on the Tango’s Taco Shop web site. You can click to enlarge it. Seems like a fun place – stoked to have y’all using Schedulefly! The Schedulefly Crew

Bouldin Cafe from Austin, TX is a cool new family member…

It is incredibly fun to check out the web sites of new customers. I’ll admit I occasionally get caught up sitting at my desk listening to Pandora and clicking on tons of web pages. But heck, it’s a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon! You get to see the personality of each restaurant. What…

Some minor (but still cool) Schedulefly updates

We’ve been working on a few small updates to our software that I’d thought I’d share. Fly Notes EnhancementFly Notes are used by managers in Schedulefly to communicate with each other about things happening weekly at the restaurant – grouped into categories like todos, customers feedback, staff issues, repairs and maintenance etc. We’ve added a…

My precious…

I love my phone (which happens to be an iPhone because I think the stuff Apple makes is phenomenal, thanks to the brilliance of Steve Jobs – may he rest in peace) because it enables me to cut the tether from my laptop and go do fun things, while staying connected. I took the below…