Monday, December 9th, 2013

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar franchisee, Mohammed Khcheiche, operates three stores in Queensland and New South Wales. Coming from a corporate background, he knew how important it was to run a small business as if it were a big corporation - in the most efficient way possible to ‘gear for growth’.


Beginning in 2010 with one store in Grange, Qld, Mohammed quickly looked for a rostering solution that would give his managers control over both staff and labour costs. Labour cost is one of the ‘big three’ controllables in any Food and Beverage (F&B) business, the other two being food costs, and fixed overheads such as rent and electricity.


Mohammed’s three biggest savings have been in:

  • Measurability of labour cost & time savings
  • Administration overhead – store managers find it really easy and quick to put together a roster
  • Having immediate access to labour costs and staff hours without having to copy & paste and apply rules & formulas in spreadsheets


The time savings in processing payroll with Roster with ROSS’ payroll integrations, coupled with the labour cost savings led to Mohammed taking on a second Crust store in April of 2011, and third in May of 2013.


Mohammed’s next step will be to investigate cloud solutions to improve business processes such as using Xero for accounting, with the Roster with ROSS integration that syncs staff data, hours worked, roster units, and classifications to earnings rates.

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Crust Franchisee

At Crust we've said ciao to the days when pizza was a cheap and nasty experience

Pizza shouldn’t leave you feeling greasy and ashamed. It should be a delicious way to eat when life’s too busy or you simply just fancy your favourite. It used to be that you had to choose between a quality pizza or home delivery. Not any more. At Crust we bring restaurant quality gourmet pizzas, piping hot to your door. Join the legions of Crust fans and sign up to enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of the best home delivered pizza you’ve ever eaten. Really.

Mohammed Khcheiche
M: 0404882891

ZUUSWorkforce Inc

ZUUS Workforce is schedules, time & attendance and advanced labor reporting in the cloud. Established and growth businesses alike can leverage ZUUS Workforce. Improve transparency of labor cost data across the organization. End inefficient data entry and speed up workforce management processes. Integrate major point of sale, business intelligence and HR systems. Integration means no more redundant, double-entry data.

ZUUS reduces labor cost percentage by 3-5% and reduces payroll admin by more than 85%.

Rachael Skinner, CEO
P: +1 702 494 8731
M: +61 404 299 166


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