Golden Pantry Food Stores Selects HotSchedules as Employee Scheduling and Labor Management Solution

Convenience store chain and gas supplier leverages the number one rated employee scheduling and labor management solution for 38 stores in Georgia, including the retailer’s first stand-alone deli

AUSTIN, Texas and ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HotSchedules©, the leading provider of workforce and back-office solutions for the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, today announced Golden Pantry Food Stores selected the Company to support its employee scheduling, forecasting, and labor management initiatives across the brand’s 38 locations. The selection was made as part of Golden Pantry’s ongoing efforts to improve employee retention and scheduling efficiency by providing staff with world-class technology that saves time and improves productivity, allowing team members to focus on delivering the best guest experiences.

HotSchedules will be seamlessly integrated with their point-of-sale system at all locations including the Company’s first stand-alone deli opening later this year.

“Since 1965, we have made it our top priority to offer the highest level of service possible. Partnering with HotSchedules is the clear solution to deliver on that promise while also committing to the success of our valued employees,” said Zach Woodard, Human Resources and Risk Manager at Golden Food Pantry Stores. “We were particularly impressed with HotSchedules’ track record with restaurants and are excited to have the number one rated employee scheduling and labor management solution in our arsenal as we launch our first restaurant. This powerful tool will simplify a range of processes to create a better work experience for all of our team members, and ultimately deliver greater customer satisfaction.”

With HotSchedules, Golden Pantry managers will be able to optimize their staffing levels against forecasted sales and reduce administrative scheduling work allowing managers to focus on driving efficiencies, developing their teams, and engaging with their guests. Prior to HotSchedules, Golden Pantry employees used time-consuming paper schedules. Now with the HotSchedules mobile app, already used by over 3 million hospitality employees globally, Golden Pantry employees have seven different ways to access their schedules anywhere, anytime and easily message other team members to ensure shift coverage.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Golden Pantry on their staffing, scheduling, and engagement initiatives at such a pivotal moment as the business expands to operate independent restaurants across the state of Georgia,” said David Cantu, co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at HotSchedules. “Our user-friendly mobile app and efficient labor optimization solutions will help drive store-level efficiency and improve employee satisfaction while increasing profitability.”

About Golden Pantry Food Stores
In 1965, Golden Pantry opened its first store in the Five Points neighborhood of Athens, Georgia to provide area residents and UGA college students with easy access to everyday goods. Today, they operate 37 convenience stores throughout Northeast Georgia with their new Market location opening in downtown Athens in the spring of 2019.  For decades, Golden Pantry has been offering their signature biscuits and fried chicken, made from scratch each morning. The commitments that the founders made over fifty years ago – to provide the freshest and highest quality goods available, at a fair price, with an uncompromising level of service – remain fiercely adhered to today. Eat. Drink. Be Golden.


About HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth
HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, provides end-to-end, best-in-class technology and services for the restaurant and hospitality industries. Their supply chain and workforce management solutions, coupled with the industry’s most complete data and analytics suite, give operators the actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, serves more than 7,000 customers across 120,000 locations globally. For more information, please visit