Best Restaurant Scheduling Software

An employee scheduling software designed for restaurants.

ZoomShift helps you save hours scheduling, reduce labor costs, and have confidence that your team will show up on time.

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Restaurant Scheduling App

Building out your restaurant’s schedule is often quite an undertaking. Everyone has restrictions, preferences, and last-minute changes that pop up. Thankfully, ZoomShift empowers you to build out a schedule in minutes, not hours. When changes do occur, you can easily drag and drop shifts around in the app, and your team can swap shifts on their own. No more acting as a middle-man, calling down lists, or endless approval chains.

The best part? Everyone communicates through the app, and ZoomShift will notify people when their shift’s about to start, when the schedule’s published, and when shift cover requests go out. That means less time worrying about the schedule and more time doing what you do best.

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Restaurant Scheduling Templates

The restaurant industry is notorious for staffing issues. Restaurant owners and managers alike spend far too much time updating spreadsheets to build out a schedule that works for everyone.

ZoomShift takes the legwork out of restaurant employee scheduling by letting you easily copy shifts from day-to-day or even week-to-week. ZoomShift also allows for unlimited templates, which means you can create a template for every shift, location, and season.

Restaurant Scheduling Templates

Labor Forecast Tool

Labor forecasting is all about maximizing your restaurant’s staffing efficiency so you can save money. Thursday lunch a bit slower? Check the dashboard to see how many people you can afford on each shift. Feel a bit short-staffed on busy Friday evenings? No sweat.

ZoomShift gives you a real-time view of your costs so you can instantly make changes to accommodate a heavy night. With ZoomShift, you can stop guessing and start precisely comparing your labor costs with average revenue for each day of the week to make more informed decisions.

Labor Forecast Tool

Streamline your employee scheduling.

Get everything you need in one place – availability preferences, time off requests, events, shift swaps. Use templates to build schedules, fast.

  • Copy work schedules

    Use templates to schedule in minutes. Drag and drop shifts in place on the calendar.

  • Improve staff accountability

    Share schedules via text message, push notification, and email. Automate reminders from team members so they are alerted before their shift starts.

  • Everything in one place

    Invite your team to view their schedules, set employee availability preferences, request time off, and pick up open shifts.

  • Track labor hours and dollars

    Track labor to sales and keep an eye on overtime. Always stay in control of payroll costs.

  • Improve communication

    Keep your team in the loop with event schedules, group chats, and direct messages.

  • Manage requests with ease

    No more text messages or calls. Respond to shift swaps and time-off requests in one place.

Why do restaurants choose ZoomShift’s employee scheduling software?

Seamless scheduling

The easy drag and drop scheduling tool lets you create conflict-free schedules based on your restaurant’s needs. As per the business need, create custom templates to use for daily, weekly, or monthly schedules.

Eliminate human error

Streamlining the employee scheduling and time tracking. ZoomShift helps restaurant managers save considerable man-hours, stay on top of the labor budgets, and cuts down on human error when calculating payroll.

Efficiently manage multiple locations

Our restaurant employee scheduling software seamlessly manages schedules across different locations and keeps you connected with your teams. Using filters approve timesheets and run the payroll on the go. From a single dashboard, restaurant managers can communicate with employees across multiple teams at different locations.

Employee friendly scheduling

Empower your staff with web and mobile apps to view and access their schedules from anywhere and anytime. Using the restaurant scheduling app, employees receive shift reminders, request PTO, swap shifts, pick open shifts or decline schedules, and communicate with their managers on the go.

Reduce employee cost

ZoomShift employee scheduling solution helps you avoid costly timesheet errors before they happen. It places worker schedulable and overtime hours limits. ZoomShift time clock feature empowers you to block early clock-ins and fix missed punches by editing timesheets when an employee forgets to clock out.

Scheduling Benefits
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Frequently Asked Questions

At its core, scheduling software like ZoomShift keeps your staff on the same page with its feature-rich web and mobile app. The schedule is online and easily viewed 24/7 by both your team and managers. It also makes it easy to communicate when schedule changes, shift cover requests go out or the schedule gets published since ZoomShift has text, email, and push notifications. That means fewer no shows and less back-and-forth email and text chains to cover shifts.
The simplicity of ZoomShift is why people love it so much. Managers enter all employees into the app alongside pertinent info like their job title and wages. Once all your employees are entered into ZoomShift, you can begin schedule creation by clicking Schedule in the navigation bar and slotting your employees for the shifts you need to be covered. Rinse and repeat as necessary and copy schedules daily, weekly, or even monthly to save time.

Prices vary based on which package you select and how many active employees are using the software each month. Check out our Starter, Premium, and Enterprise solutions to see what fits your needs the best.

We offer a full-fledged 14-day free trial you can access here. No credit card is required.

If you have questions about ZoomShift and its resturant scheduling functionalities, you can chat directly with our sales team. Simply book a demo by choosing a date and time that works best for you.

We also have an in-depth Knowledge Center jam-packed with popular articles, guides, and more frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Yes, your employees get instant notifications for all shift updates on the ZoomShift mobile app. The app also allows them to easily view their schedule, pick up shifts, trade shifts, review Timesheets, and clock in and clock out for any shifts right from their phone. The ZoomShift employee scheduling app is available for both Android and iOS. Download on the Google Play Store for Android devices or the Apple App Store for iOS mobile devices.
Along with the scheduling features, ZoomShift’s restaurant scheduling software enhances your employee management and team communication. It helps you catch payroll mistakes, reduces human error, helps your team to optimize their workflows, and acts as an all-in-one mobile solution so your team can stay connected anywhere. ZoomShift is affordable and helps you save on labor costs by streamlining your employee scheduling and payroll tasks.
There is no limit on the number of employees you can invite and schedule. With ZoomShift you can set up a shift scheduling process to manage unlimited employees with unlimited locations and have multiple organizations too.

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