HotSchedules, a leading provider of mobile and web-based employee scheduling, forecasting and paperless hiring solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, and a Red Book Connect company, announced today it has been named a ‘Vendor of the Year’ by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Bloomin’ Brands, which owns Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Roy's restaurants, chose HotSchedules as a ‘Vendor of the Year’ due to its technology solutions, and the exceptional customer care it extends to the Bloomin’ Brands team.

“It’s an honor to be recognized not only by one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world, but also by a company that has a reputation for outstanding management,” says Ray Pawlikowski, CEO of HotSchedules. “Bloomin’ Brands is leading the industry in technology adoption, realizing the role smart technology can play in process and performance improvement. This award is a validation of our mission to continually innovate to address our customers’ changing needs.”

“HotSchedules was selected as a ‘Vendor of the Year’ because the cloud-based solutions have enabled us to better run our operations and become more efficient,” says David Whitaker, vice president of Field Productivity for Bloomin’ Brands. “The mobile app, which is our team members’ preferred method of accessing the HotSchedules platform, gives us a powerful access point for engaging our employees.”

“We create beautiful, elegant, and intuitive software that improves the work experience for both restaurant employees and employers,” says Larry Abramson, CEO of Red Book Connect. “We believe that software should enable terrific customer experiences and that service employees should have easy, mobile access to their systems while serving customers.  In fact, today over half of our 1.2 million users access the Red Book Connect Cloud from our mobile applications.”

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