Willy Taco

Last week we filmed an interview with Kenneth Cribb, co-owner of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, S.C. Without a doubt, Kenneth is one of the hardest working restaurant owners I’ve come across. The dude flat out leads by example. He welcomed customers, served meals, bussed tables, made drinks, and spent the entire afternoon and evening being…

It’s not worth it for $162,000. Or even $800,000…

Last week we received a nice note from a person who works for a large retail clothing company with hundreds of locations. He believed Schedulefly could be a great solution for his company, and told us he wanted to help us win the business. Using pricing info from our site, he determined it would be…

What I’d tell a young me (new video)

Last week we filmed Chester Kroeger for the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. Chester has owned Fudpucker’s in Destin, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL for thirty years. He started it out of a snack bar in a night club, and has grown it to two locations with a total of over 60,000 square feet….

Our new book

As of today our book, Restaurant Owners Uncorked, has sold 7,713 copies. Paperback = 4,678 copies and Kindle = 3,035 copies. Most people seem to like it. It has 28 reviews on Amazon. Nineteen of those reviews are 5-stars, nine of them are 4-stars. We’re pretty excited that the book keeps selling lots of copies…

Email is awesome

This morning, while most people were sleeping, we sent out more than 6200 emails to restaurant owners and managers. The email is a terribly handy list of everyone who is scheduled to work that day. It includes the schedule that they are on, their shift time and their cell number and email address – just…

5 unconventional tips from successful independent owners

Over the last two years I’ve traveled all over the country interviewing successful restaurant owners for Schedulefly’s “Restaurant Owners Uncorked” video series. Without fail, each owner we film offers a piece of advice that not only seems unconventional and thought-provoking at first, but that also has been a key part of why they’ve been successful….