Home HR HotSchedules
HotSchedules reviews


Restaurant and hospitality business platform
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

HotSchedulesProduct Overview

  1. About HotSchedules
  2. Pros of HotSchedules
  3. Cons of HotSchedules
  4. Breakdown of core features

HotSchedules product overview

HotSchedules, powered by Fourth, is a restaurant and hospitality business solution that connects organizations with their data, giving the visibility, insight, and control needed to achieve more. It delivers tools that help restaurant managers to recruit the workforce, develop and share training courses with employees, monitor business productivity, and handle day-to-day operations.

This software-as-service (SaaS) solution suite includes scheduling, time & attendance, forecasting, task management, and payroll services. It allows managers to create schedules based on forecasted sales and compliance requirements. Additionally, it enables staff members to manage shifts and time off. HotSchedules gives business owners actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance.

Pros of HotSchedules

Back to top ↑

  • HotSchedules consults with labor attorneys, industry associations, as well as government relations experts in the restaurant industry to stay ahead of legislation and compliance issues impacting its customers.
  • Employees can clock in, clock out, and view pay and Time & Attendance with the HotSchedules mobile app.

Cons of HotSchedules

Back to top ↑

  • Users reported experiencing glitches whenever the software updates.

Breakdown of core features

Back to top ↑

Wage and schedule compliance

HotSchedules allows operators to navigate the dynamic legal environment and schedule with confidence. Operators can configure labor rules and mobile alerts to ensure schedule compliance, shift transaction documentation, and labor cost control. The solution lets managers electronically document and archive all shift transactions while giving team members the freedom to be in charge of their schedules.

Labor analytics

The software’s workforce management analytics turns data into understandable information. HotSchedules empowers users to understand the impact of employee projects and policies and spot key trends. Team members can visualize, interrogate, and interact with vital information in seconds. Furthermore, managers can view HotSchedules data in one place, including forecast projections, optimal labor, and benchmarks.


HotSchedules’ digital Logbook ensures meeting team objectives of operational consistency, productivity, and food safety compliance. It eliminates back-and-forth emailing with a centralized, mobile communication that enables restaurants to create, track, and record Tasks, To-Dos, Follow-Ups, and maintenance. The Logbook keeps shifts running smoothly without anything falling through the cracks.

Store-level forecasting

The solution facilitates forming weekly forecasts for managers using historical sales data from the POS. Managers can build forecasts from scratch or use templates. They can create accurate and compliant schedules to minimize overtime and limit changes throughout the week. As a result, businesses can consistently follow best practices, replacing manual work and saving time.

(Last updated on 06/14/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    Food and Beverage
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses


HotSchedules 1HotSchedules 2HotSchedules 3HotSchedules 4



  • Forecast
  • Scheduling
  • Team engagement
  • Payroll
  • Performance monitoring
  • Logbook
  • Task management
  • Health Survey
  • Mobile applications


  • Future POS
  • Brink POS
  • Heartland Digital Dining
  • Revel Systems
  • Oracle MICROS
  • OnePOS
  • NCR Aloha POS
  • Revention
  • Squirrel Systems
  • API integrations


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish