What is 7shifts?

7shifts is a robust employee scheduling, communication, and engagement tool built specifically for restaurants. Start for free today.

7shifts empowers restaurants of all sizes to trim labor costs, retain staff, and stay labor compliant with robust employee scheduling, communication, labor compliance, and engagement tools. 7shifts is designed to simplify labor management, one shift at a time.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:

  • Save 80% of your time spent scheduling and get 5 hours back in your week with 7shifts’ intuitive drag-and-drop schedule builder.
  • Cut staff calls and texts by 70% with built-in communication tools like chat and Announcements
  • Trim labor costs by 3% by integrating your POS to sync sales and labor data and build more efficient schedules
  • Reduce employee turnover with proactive employee engagement statistics for each location, plus a leaderboard to highlight most- and least-engaged employees
  • Stay compliant everywhere with compliance features for California, Oregon, Seattle, New York, and more
  • Take 7shifts ‘to-go’ with free mobile apps for managers and employees to manage availability and time-off requests, chat with your team, track restaurant performance, and more

Trusted by over 700,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Jamba Juice, and Five Guys. Start your free trial today to start scheduling for success.

7shifts currently scores 89/100 in the Restaurant Management category. This is based on user satisfaction (90/100), press buzz (49/100), recent user trends (rising), and other relevant information on 7shifts gathered from around the web.

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7shifts Review

Editors' Review by the Restaurant Management Software Review Team

An overview of 7shifts restaurant employee software solution designed specifically for restaurateurs

7shifts is a web-based employee scheduling software specifically designed for restaurateurs and shift workers operating in the hospitality and food service industry. The restaurant and hospitality software solution allows staff and shift workers to view upcoming shifts, scheduled availability and check time-off requests from anywhere at any time using a standard web browser or a mobile app.

7shifts Employee Scheduling Software – Inside and Out

7shifts has essentially simplified the scheduling process and made it quicker and more time-efficient through the features and capabilities it offers. The way schedules are created, shifts are adjusted and updated, the way managers and their employees communicate and the way labor-related costs are effectively reduced—all of these are made possible with the design and functionality brought about by the 7shifts restaurant and hospitality software solution.

7shifts is a robust and comprehensive system that isn’t just designed to be used for employee scheduling. It has a wide range of tools that empower workers to be more productive in their work and allow them to submit requests for time offs and trade shifts with other qualified co-workers.

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The Benefits of Using 7shifts Restaurant Scheduling Software

Designed and developed for the benefit of restaurants, bars and other hospitality service venues, the 7shifts software solution does exactly that and more. The system offers the ultimate scheduling solution for restaurant managers and workers that do more than just create employee schedules on a spreadsheet.

It helps save time and effort in creating workable schedules for employees.

One of the best features of 7shifts is the layout design.There is practicality in the design that allows you to go straight into creating the schedules without having to learn the basics, the things you already know, whether your experience is limited to using Excel or the traditional pen-and–paper combo.

The change is mostly evident in the technical aspect of the program. The intuitive drag-and-drop schedule and auto-scheduling features are what make the whole system easy to learn and use. Users can build schedules in just one click with the auto-scheduling feature and the system can instantly generate schedules based on the availability of employees and workload requirements.

Maintain a constant line of communication between employer and employee.

The instant notification feature allows you to keep everyone, your supervisors and your shift workers, in the loop whenever there’s an update to the schedules. Any changes you makecan be distributed to your entire workforce via instant notification. Or, to just the few who are affected by the changes. Either way, sending out information such as shift changes has never been this simple.

In addition, you also have the ability to approve or decline employee requests on the fly. With the 7shifts mobile app, you get notified instantly whenever there’s a request filed by any one of your employees. ou can immediately approve or decline that request, regardless of where you are in the world.

The 7shifts scheduling app for managers and employees.

Mobile optimized solutions are huge nowadays. No web-based software system can compete in an already packed market without offering customers mobile support. As soon as you sign up with 7shifts, you and your employees will be given access to free mobile applications that will improve user-experience and add functionality to the service.

With the 7shifts app, which is available on both the App Store and Google Play, employees can check their schedules and submit requests for shift change and time off from virtually anywhere using their mobile device. In turn, managers can take care of business, assign shifts, approve or decline requests and more.

You can publish new schedules on the go. With the app, accessing schedules and sorting it by employee, time and department is also made possible. Moreover, managers can add, change and update shifts when necessary, anytime and anywhere.

7shifts Employee Scheduling Software – Pricing Plans

7shifts offers competitive pricing plans built to fit the needs of its customers. There are no contracts, no setup fees or hidden costs. The subscriptions are billed monthly or annually, depending on the client’s preference.

There are three pricing plans available, all of which come with the following features:

Entrée – $43.99 per month per location (billed monthly)
$39.99 per month per location (billed annually)

  • Auto scheduling
  • Availability and time-off requests
  • Events management
  • Free phone, email and chat support
  • Manager training and on-boarding
  • Overtime warnings
  • Shift templates
  • Free trial

The Works – $76.99 per month per location (billed monthly)
$69.99 per month per location (billed annually)

  • All features of the Entrée plan
  • Account activity log
  • API data access
  • Assistant manager role
  • Automatic shift reminders
  • Shift stations
  • Weather forecasting
  • Free trial

Enterprise – Contact the vendor directly for pricing information and free trial.

Bottom Line

7shifts is the ideal employee scheduling software solution for the hospitality and food service industry. It helps restaurant managers to focus their time and effort on other aspects of restaurant management by making administrative processes like creating staff schedules a lot simpler and more efficient. You should at least opt for the free trial to see how 7shifts fits in your restaurant business.

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7shifts Product Overview

  • Intuitive schedule builder

  • Time-clocking

  • Free mobile apps

  • Chat and communications tools

  • Advanced reporting

  • Availability and time-off requests

  • Manager log book

  • POS Integrations

  • Labor budgeting tools

  • Auto-scheduling and templates

Languages Supported: English, French, Spanish

7shifts Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Tax Management
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation & Absence Calendar
  • Time Management
  • Organization Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Shipping Management
  • Order management
7shifts Pricing

7shifts Pricing Plans


Per location, per month!
  • Up to 30 employees
  • Schedule templates
  • Unlimited scheduling
  • Labor budgeting & sales forecasting
  • PTO, break, and overtime tracking
  • Sales + Labor Reporting
  • Read receipts

The Works

Per location, per month!

The Works

Per location, per month!
  • Unlimited employees
  • Schedule with weather, stations, and advanced budgeting
  • Labor alerts (OT, break, clock-in)
  • Manager Log Book
  • Payroll integration
  • State-based compliance tools


per location, per month!
  • Up to 30 employees
  • Schedule templates
  • Unlimited scheduling
  • Labor budgeting & sales forecasting
  • PTO, break, and overtime tracking
  • Sales + Labor Reporting


  • Up to 30 employees
  • Scheduling, time off, and availability
  • Time clock & Timesheets
  • Team chat and announcements
  • Hiring & applicant tracking
  • Employee engagement tracking

The Works

per location, per month!
  • Unlimited employees
  • Schedule with weather, stations, and advanced budgeting
  • Labor alerts (OT, break, clock-in)
  • Manager Log Book
  • Payroll integration
  • State-based compliance tools


Contact us!
  • For Enterprise restaurants and chains
  • Operations Overview
  • Task Management
  • Onboarding & implementation services
  • POS & payroll integrations

Plans starting from: $29.99/month Credit card required: No

7shifts FAQs

What platforms does 7shifts support?

iOS and Android.

Does 7shifts offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Yes. At 7shifts we and invested in our customers success, so we offer a wide array of tools to help our customers succeed. Some of the tools we offer include:

Phone support, live chat, email support, a customer knowledge base, video guides, onboarding training, case studies, user groups, and beta feedback, among others

Does 7shifts offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes. 7shifts offers support for different user-classes as well varied permissions for staff, managers and admins and departments.

What are some applications 7shifts is commonly used in tandem with?

The 7shifts platform is commonly used in tandem with restaurant POS systems, payroll systems, and inventory management systems.

Does 7shifts integrate with any other apps?

7shifts offers integration with world-class restaurant POS systems, including:

Toast, TouchBistro, Square, Cake, Breadcrumb POS by Upserve, Micros, Dinerware, Squirrel, Positouch, and more being added all the time!

Who are the main user groups of 7shifts?

7shifts is used exclusively by restaurants of all shapes and sizes. We support everything from small food trucks to large franchise groups.

Does 7shifts offer an API?

Yes, we offer a completely open partner API built around REST.

What is 7shifts generally used for?

Employee scheduling, labor cost control, and team communication.

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