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Applebee’s division to manage labor with HotSchedules


Austin, Texas AmRest Holdings’ Applebee’s franchise division said Tuesday it has selected HotSchedules’ Web-based scheduling and restaurant labor management solution.

AmRest is the largest independent restaurant operator in Central and Eastern Europe, and its domestic operations include 104 Applebee’s locations across eight states.

AmRest said it is implementing the solution to update labor-scheduling practices. Currently in the implementation phase, AmRest said it expects to have all locations fully rolled out by the end of September.

AmRest managers are using the online scheduling solution to develop staff schedules and manage shift changes and requests. Forecasting tools aid managers in accurately projecting targeted labor budgets.

AmRest employees can log onto HotSchedules online from a computer or their mobile phone or dial a 24-hour bilingual toll-free automated line to access their schedules, see shifts available for pick-up, check on manager approval of shift changes, request time off and more. They can also opt to have alerts sent via e-mail or to their mobile phones via text message.

AmRest’s Applebee’s division is also using the HotSchedules Digital Logbook to replace paper-based logbooks.

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