Dallas -- Corner Bakery Café has implemented Altametrics' E-Restaurant and E-SmartClock solutions to improve labor, food, human resources and administrative costs at all of its cafes, with full launch beginning in August. After a three-month test in 10 company-owned stores, Corner Bakery Cafe implemented ESmartClock technology, which features an easy-to-use touch-screen and provides real-time visibility, monitoring and alerting of critical labor elements such as proactive notification of an employee approaching overtime.
Corner Bakery Café also sought a new time-keeping platform that would fully integrate the time-keeping and scheduling functionalities, and to change the way it projects labor needs and expedite basic accounting and human resources functions. The company looked for a precise model that could forecast labor based on tasks required, and could pull invoices and pay partners more easily.
After exploring several platforms, Corner Bakery Cafe chose to adopt Altametrics' ERestaurant technology. In addition to leveraging the forecasting engine to deliver a more accurate and efficient crew schedule, ERestaurant is fully integrated with ESmartClock. The two elements work in concert to help managers ensure crew schedules are properly executed and ultimately provide improvements in labor costs. Similarly, ERestaurant allows for simplified product ordering and inventory management resulting in improvements in food costs
"Our ability to adopt forward-thinking technology has put us in the position to more than double our national footprint by 2017,” said Gary Price, president of Corner Bakery Cafe. “For that reason, we knew there was room for growth in the way we handle a number of our staffing, scheduling, human resources and administrative functions. Through a lengthy research phase, and due diligence of a number of different cloud-based solutions, we knew Altametrics' technology platforms would meet and exceed our needs."
To maintain its rapid ascent atop the nation's list of fastest growing fast-casual brands, Corner Bakery Cafe needed help to strengthen its economic model as well as create operational enhancements for its general managers.