Avant Bicycle & Cafe Case Study
"I love how simple scheduling is with ZoomShift. It just works."
Avant is a coffee house and bike shop located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Their motto, "Drink coffee, ride bikes," says it all. The front half of the building is a café, and the back half is a bike shop.
Avant is coffee-forward; they encourage you to have a drink in a particular way. They feature a variety of brewing methods for those that are serious about coffee – nitro, pour overs, siphons, presses, and Chemex.
It would be easy for a hip spot like this to ostracize casual coffee drinkers, but the staff at Avant is friendly, warm, and accommodating.
Michael, director of coffee operations, says,
“Customer service is the biggest thing for us right now. You don't have to know all the coffee lingo. When you come in, we'll figure out where you're at and meet you there, then guide you where you want to go.”
Avant started as a bike shop and grew into a café. They plan on opening their own roastery so they can create new coffee blends, cut costs, and reach more farmers.
Avant cares about building the right team. They hire friendly people who take pride in their work. As a coffee-forward shop, they look for people who want to level up their barista skills.
"When people are hired here, they become part of the family. We break bread together and share time outside of work."
Avant simplified their scheduling with ZoomShift. Michael says,
"We don't have to print schedules or use an Excel sheet anymore – it's all right there. Publish a schedule, and it's sent out to everybody. On the manager side, it takes pressure off me. On the employee side, it helps them get their shifts whenever they need on their phone and swap shifts. I don't have to think about it."
For more information on Avant, visit their website.
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