HotSchedules Partners with Ruby Tuesday to Deliver Labor Cost Solutions to 758 Locations

AUSTIN, Texas – June, 2012 — HotSchedules©, which delivers intuitive mobile and web-based labor cost-management solutions for the restaurant industry, has partnered with Ruby Tuesday to help the casual-dining restaurant giant forecast labor needs with the utmost precision, simplify the employee-scheduling process and communicate with speed and ease.

“HotSchedules rolled out its point-of-sale integrated Workforce solution to 758 Ruby Tuesday, Truffles Grill, Wok Hay, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, and Marlin & Ray’s locations. The rollout began in March and was completed at the end of April.

Because HotSchedules products help restaurants lower their labor cost while simultaneously making the job of employee scheduling far more simple to manage, Workforce is a great fit for Ruby Tuesday restaurants, particularly since the company was in need of a scalable solution that could easily accommodate its more than 37,000 team members. Now, restaurant managers and staff can communicate around the clock about scheduling and other important restaurant business via the web and mobile devices.

“We began searching for tools to simplify and streamline the team member scheduling process. We wanted our managers to have more efficient tools so they and their staffs could be more productive,” says Rob LeBoeuf, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Ruby Tuesday. “We appreciate how quickly and easily the rollout has gone and how thorough the HotSchedules training has been.”

Ruby Tuesday has company-owned and franchised Ruby Tuesday restaurants in 45 states, the District of Columbia, 14 foreign countries and Guam. As of February 28, 2012, the company owned and operated 740 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, while domestic and international franchisees, including those in Hawaii and Guam, operated 39 and 46 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, respectively. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: RT).

HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth, was founded in 1999 by restaurant-industry veterans. The company provides intuitive mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions. HotSchedules’ suite of products streamlines the employee-scheduling process, helps reduce controllable labor costs and increases employee retention. Its mobile applications are consistently rated by AppToday as one of the top 10 business apps. HotSchedules also provides training and account management backed by a bilingual support team accessible seven days a week. For more information, please visit