Comprehensive Workforce Management for Pizza Restaurants

The Best Labor Management System for Pizza

Doing all we can to help our pizza customers keep America fed.


Workforce Scheduling

  • Build employee schedules 75% faster with modern drag-and-drop interface and ready-made templates
  • Reduce employee scheduling errors, shortages, and overages
  • Limit unplanned overtime
  • Access time-off, PTO, and team member availability in one spot
  • Approve or deny shift transactions on any device—with one click
  • Easy access to the Daily Roster Report
  • Create compliant employee schedules with consideration for minor labor, meals and breaks, predictive scheduling, fair work week, and more

Time and Attendance

  • Enforce clock-ins and reduce time theft
  • Aggregate time card, tip and break entries, and process payroll faster
  • Give employees time card and payroll history within HotSchedules
  • Export aggregated time card information to popular third-party payroll vendors
  • Keep payroll compliant with special pay calculations for meals, breaks and predictive scheduling
  • Add the WebClock for a mobile option with geo-fencing cost controls
  • Stay informed with mobile alerts for overtime, missed clock ins and more (WebClock only)

Forecasting – Eliminate the Guesswork with Advanced Forecasting

  • Forecast adjustments are presented in easy-to-read dashboards accompanied by the contextual data
  • This transparency builds trust between the manager and the application
  • The modern and intuitive interface makes it easy to review forecast adjustments and the associated impact creating a continuous feedback loop and opportunities for coaching
  • Input all promotions and events for a historical understanding of how your projections changed over time
  • KPI dashboard tiles keep managers informed on how actuals compare to the forecast with data updates every 15 minutes

Labor Management

Avoid unnecessary overtime, payroll mishaps, early clock-ins, employee turnover and expensive health care coverage (not to mention sales lost because of poor planning)

  • Put the right number of team members in place at the right time
  • Pinpoint staff needs for holidays and special times
  • Build efficiency, grow revenue, and positively impact sales
  • Calculate shift minimums or maximums from raw labor projections
  • Predict future sales and the labor needed to accommodate those sales
  • Generate suggested team member headcount along with a bucket of hours or actual shift templates

Labor Compliance

  • Configure labor rules by geography and compliance requirements
  • Catch employee scheduling mistakes before posting with built-in alerts
  • Automate the scheduling of meals, breaks and minor labor
  • Continuous updates ensure compliance with evolving fair work week and Predictive Scheduling provisions
  • Ensure payroll compliance after the schedule is posted by adding Time & Attendance

Shift Planning and Communication – Plan for the Day, Reflect on the Past, Improve in the Future

  • KPI Dashboard tiles present hourly data updates so managers know where they stand with their forecast and schedules
  • Actionable Insights leverage two or more data sources to identify trends that require action, such as forecast variances, excessive comps and voids, and out-of-tolerance temperature beacons
  • Combining the store calendar with shift notes enables context for changes made throughout the shift and the results from the previous day
  • Communicate at any time, on any device

Employee Engagement

  • Recognize good work with broadcast messages to a region, a specific location or one-on-one
  • Mobile messaging encourages employees to stay connected – to each other and your brand
  • Shift surveys keep managers informed of what went well during the shift and what didn’t work
  • All communications are electronically documented, archived and searchable

POS Integration

  • Integrate historical labor, sales, and guest data with your chosen POS for savings of up to 2%
  • Enforce clock-in/out times and eliminate duplicate schedules
  • Create schedules based on forecasted sales demand rather than gut instinct
  • Limit the cost of overtime by scheduling with historical sales data
  • Ensure that you have enough staff to keep your customers happy and coming back for more

3-Units or Fewer? Try HotSchedules Essentials for Free.

HotSchedules Essentials is the ideal online employee scheduling solution for restaurants with fewer than 3 locations and fewer than 40 team members per store.

HotSchedules + Pizza = Love

See what pizza customer’s think about HotSchedules, and learn how restaurants of all types are managing this challenging new environment.



Blaze Pizza Case Study

Blaze Pizza is one of the hottest brands in the nation. See how they reduced their time to create schedules from 6 hours to just 1 hour using HotSchedules and removed headaches surrounding shift-swaps and time-off requests.

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HR & Payroll Services for Pizza

You didn’t start your pizza business because of your passion for HR, payroll or benefits administration. That’s one reason why outsourcing HR & Payroll Services just makes sense. It allows you to focus on what you do best, while ensuring compliance with ever-changing legislation.


Escape Employee Scheduling Hell

The road to restaurant employee scheduling hell is paved with mediocre solutions. Each circle down reveals a new challenge for your restaurant, impacting morale and hurting your bottom line.


A Message on Coronavirus

As Coronavirus continues to impact the restaurant and hospitality industries, we’d like to remind you of some tools that can support your teams.


Interview and Hire Virtually

Practicing social distancing by interviewing and hiring new employees virtually is increasingly important. This free quick guide will help you identify new employees who are not only highly qualified, but who fit well with the team.


Manager of Learning & Development, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro

“We use many forms of communication with HotSchedules. Task lists, logbooks, bulletins, surveys. It is great. Amazing communication tool for managers and team members.”


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