ShiftZen Technologies

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Customer Spotlight (Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Raleigh)


Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a national franchise that focuses on serving folks food quickly made from fresh, natural ingredients. Just the other day I was on my way back from an appointment and stopped by for a smoothie and to catch up on a few work items. Doreen was at the counter with a smile, the customers were happily eating inside and out and the place just had a positive vibe. I don't actually live particularly close to this location but I sure wish there was one closer to me. I'd go there every day! I find a lot of restaurant customers run organizations similar to this. They only have 18-20 staff at any given time but owner Gail Farinella understands the value of scheduling and communication software. Open since 2010 Farinella said, 'We no longer have post it notes for time off requests and random text messages. All employee communication is stored in one place and I am also using the labor forecasting to predict and make changes where necessary'. That is our dream here at ShiftZen. A customer able to spend less than a dollar a day on employee scheduling and save time and money. I was so impressed I asked if I could take a picture of the team and they readily accepted. Thanks Gail, Doreen and the whole team!

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