Project Description

(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association today announced that it is aligning with Zip Schedules, a web-based scheduling and employee communication software service offered by Hubworks.

Zip Schedules provides a streamlined system for operators and managers to create clear, manageable employee schedules. The platform includes scheduling, time off management, self-maintained employee availability, schedule templates, as well as the ability to communicate easily between all team members.NRA Allied 2015

“As we continue our efforts in offering tools and solutions that help our members manage and grow their businesses, we are excited to join with Zip Schedules to provide access to a platform that can simplify the scheduling process, while also streamlining communication among employees,” said Phil Kafarakis, Chief Innovation and Member Advancement Officer for the National Restaurant Association.

“Hubworks has been doing a lot of research into what restaurant operators want and need to make their operations more efficient and control operating costs,” said Erika Jelovsek, Senior Product Manager for Altametrics. “Operators are searching for ways to get control over rising costs. One effective tool our customers have found useful in controlling costs and reversing turnover is a web-based scheduling software that empowers employees to have more control over their schedule and time off requests.”

Zip Schedules also includes a free mobile app, available on iPhone and Android, to facilitate schedule delivery and team communication. Using the app, managers can view current and future work schedules, approve shift trades, receive time off requests and send updates to employees. Employees can view their schedules, offer and accept shift swaps and request time off from their mobile devices.

For more information and to learn about special NRA member pricing, which includes a 30 day free trial, visit

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Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry’s largest trade show (NRA Show May 21-24, 2016, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids’ menu options. For more information, visit and find us on Twitter @WeRRestaurants, Facebook and YouTube.