HotSchedules, a leading provider of mobile technology for the restaurant and hospitality industries, and BiRite Foodservice Distributors, a leading northern California foodservice distributor, today announced a partnership to automate food ordering and inventory management for their customers. Restaurants can now order and receive BiRite products through HotSchedules Inventory. The integration saves time and eliminates errors from inventory counts.
HotSchedules Inventory helps restaurants manage their second largest cost: food. A substitute for clipboards and spreadsheets, the application enables team members to count inventory on mobile devices, and through a POS integration, it can adjust inventory levels based on sales. This closes the gap between theoretical and actual food costs so that managers can identify waste, theft, and inefficiencies.
HotSchedules is integrating with BiRite and other foodservice distributors to simplify this process. Restaurant managers can now view their specific BiRite catalog in Inventory and place digital orders as needed. Rather than count new items during receiving, team members can let Inventory automatically adjust counts based on the order. When items fall below par levels, Inventory will auto-generate orders for replacements. The manager can send the order with one tap and receive confirmation in Inventory.
“By partnering with HotSchedules, we can automate new orders yet still own our relationships with restaurants,” says Michael Pendergast, vice president of sales at BiRite. “And by making ordering and inventory easier for customers, we can distinguish our service from competitors’. For busy managers, tapping a smartphone once is far more efficient than faxing or calling in every new order.”
“For us, it’s an honor to launch this new service with BiRite because they are highly respected in the foodservice industry,” adds Anthony Lye, CEO of HotSchedules. “They understand that consumers want fresh, farm-to-table foods, and through this integration, they’re making it simple for restaurants to order often and with minimal waste. We hope to work with distributors like them throughout the U.S.”
Family owned and operated for 50 years, BiRite is the largest privately held broadline foodservice distributor in Northern California. BiRite offers nearly 14,000 nationally branded, artisanal, imported and locally manufactured products and is the preferred food supplier to the Bay Area’s independent restaurants, caterers, universities, hotels, and country clubs. For more information, visit www.birite.com.
HotSchedules provides mobile, cloud-based technology for the restaurant, retail and hospitality industries. The company delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to automate operational challenges, making working for and in restaurants easier and more efficient. Its world-class products include social recruiting, e-learning, comprehensive labor management, BI, inventory, print and digital logbooks and various applications built on their self-publishing API platform. HotSchedules is proud to serve more than 2 million users in over 150,000 locations across 26 countries. For more information visit www.hotschedules.com.
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