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  • Fourth Adds Six New Restaurant Groups to its Growing Client Base, Expanding U.S. Footprint in the Hospitality Management Solutions Industry

    Published on April 19, 2019

    Tampa, Fla.: Fourth, the provider of the industry’s leading hospitality operations platform, today announced the addition of six new restaurant groups to its growing client roster. Bar Louie, Bolay, FoodFirst, Metro Diner, Pinstripes and Shari’s selected Fourth’s end-to-end hospitality management solutions to streamline operations, enhance business intelligence, boost employee engagement, improve customer experience and drive sales. In addition to its hospitality operations platform, clients now have access to Fourth’s full-service HR offering including benefits, payroll and HRO as well as on-demand access to industry-specific HR professionals.

    “FoodFirst Global Restaurants recently acquired two venerable Italian restaurant brands and set out to completely refresh its technology stack. We wanted a cloud solution that could potentially replace a dozen plus disparate systems and processes – including labor and payroll, culinary engineering and product inventory management – to free up our managers to spend more time delighting our guests,” said John Wong, chief marketing and technology officer at FoodFirst Global Restaurants. “Fourth rose to the top of our list as a robust platform designed by operators for operators in hospitality. Its massively accurate forecast intelligence and highly flexible analytics and insights differentiates Fourth from all the rest and made it a compelling choice.”

    As the only provider of combined restaurant and hospitality HR, benefits and payroll services in the U.S., Fourth enables operators to simplify processes, optimize profits and improve employee engagement all while managing complex HR and payroll compliance. Its all-inclusive hospitality operations platform features workforce management and purchase-to-pay & inventory capabilities. Underpinned by predictive algorithms and machine learning, the Fourth platform provides advanced demand forecasting, enabling operators to reduce labor costs and boost sales.

    “Shari’s chose Fourth because of its demonstrated, proven restaurant technology that enables us to replace multiple disparate systems across inventory, labor and payroll management servicing our 144 multi-brand restaurant operations,” said Sam Borgese, CEO & president of Shari’s. “Fourth’s approach to scheduling compliance, payroll processing, intelligent demand forecasting and the quality and immediacy of business intelligence and insights provides Shari’s the ability to reduce operating complexities in a single back office platform that is scalable to our future growth plans. In today’s highly competitive environment compounded by legislated and non-legislative increases in doing business, having an efficient, cost saving single BOH technology platform solution is business critical.”

    Since launching in the U.S. in 2012, Fourth continues to grow and expand its offering, opening three new offices throughout New York and Florida, including its U.S. headquarters in Tampa. Additionally, in 2018, Fourth announced the acquisition of Choice HR, rounding out its full-service HR offering. To accommodate its rapid growth, Fourth will be recruiting an additional 25 employees to add to its 70-person team in New York and Florida.

    “We developed Fourth to help restaurant and hospitality operators more efficiently run their business and scale profitably. As we continue to expand our offerings and enter into new markets, our vision remains the same and we’re excited to bring that vision to our growing list of clients in the U.S.,” said Fourth’s CEO Ben Hood.