Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announces the implementation of Altametrics’ e*Restaurant and e*SmartClock to improve labor, food, human resources and administrative costs at all of its cafes. Through a variety of increased process efficiencies, these solutions will improve the franchise’s overall economic model beginning in August.
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. The company looked for a new time-keeping platform that would fully integrate the timekeeping and scheduling functionalities. After a three-month test in 10 company-owned stores, Corner Bakery Cafe found its solution with Altametrics’ e*SmartClock technology, which features an easy-to-use touchscreen, and provides real-time visibility, monitoring and alerting of critical labor elements such as pro-active notification of an employee approaching overtime.
Corner Bakery Cafe also looked 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’ e*Restaurant technology. In addition to leveraging the powerful forecasting engine to deliver a more accurate and efficient crew schedule, e*Restaurant is fully integrated with e*SmartClock. The two elements work in concert to help managers ensure crew schedules are properly executed and ultimately provide improvements in labor costs. Similarly, e*Restaurant allows for simplified product ordering and inventory management resulting in improvements in food costs.