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05/27/2021

7shifts Raises $21.5 Million

Series B funding is led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments, the growth equity fund affiliated with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. The investment follows a "very successful implementation" of 7shifts across USHG's brands.
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EHI’s investment follows a very successful implementation of 7shifts across USHG’s portfolio of cafes, bars and restaurants and will add EHI to 7shifts’ Board of Directors.

7shifts has raised $21.5 million in Series B funding led by Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI), the growth equity fund affiliated with Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).

Founded by restaurateur and industry visionary Danny Meyer in 1985, USHG operates some of New York City’s most beloved restaurants including Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe. EHI was formed in 2016 to make strategic investments in best-in-class companies that have excellent management teams and corporate cultures. EHI’s investment follows a very successful implementation of 7shifts across USHG’s portfolio of cafes, bars and restaurants and will add EHI to 7shifts’ Board of Directors. The round also includes participation from existing investors Ten Coves CapitalRelay Ventures, and Conexus Venture Capital.

7shifts is experiencing record new client onboarding, as restaurateurs seek out tools to simplify team management and increase profitability, all of which has become even more critical during the global pandemic and as their businesses begin to rebound. 7shifts’ network now comprises more than 500,000 restaurant professionals across 18,000 locations around the world. 

 

“The restaurant and hospitality industry is about to experience one of the biggest periods of growth and hiring we’ve ever seen, and having the right technology in place to manage this process will be a crucial component to succeed,” said Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of USHG and a co-founder and Managing Partner of EHI. “Our business leaders have been uniformly impressed and inspired by the staff management platform 7shifts has built, and we look forward to our work together to help further propel 7shifts into becoming our industry’s gold standard.”

7shifts will use this latest round of funding to further fuel its mission to provide restaurant operators with best-in-class workforce management tools, a priority for restaurants now more than ever as they rebuild from the devastating impact of COVID-19. The proceeds will be used to continue scaling its passionate team and expand its product offering, including deepening its capabilities in the core areas of scheduling and employee communication, accelerating technology integrations to provide a more holistic view of the business, and rolling out the next generation of tools purpose-built for restaurateurs and their teams.

 

“The restaurant and hospitality industry is about to experience one of the biggest periods of growth and hiring we’ve ever seen, and having the right technology in place to manage this process will be a crucial component to succeed.”  
Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of USHG and a co-founder and Managing Partner of EHI

“The restaurant and hospitality industry is about to experience one of the biggest periods of growth and hiring we’ve ever seen, and having the right technology in place to manage this process will be a crucial component to succeed,” said Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of USHG and a co-founder and Managing Partner of EHI. “Our business leaders have been uniformly impressed and inspired by the staff management platform 7shifts has built, and we look forward to our work together to help further propel 7shifts into becoming our industry’s gold standard.”

7shifts will use this latest round of funding to further fuel its mission to provide restaurant operators with best-in-class workforce management tools, a priority for restaurants now more than ever as they rebuild from the devastating impact of COVID-19. The proceeds will be used to continue scaling its passionate team and expand its product offering, including deepening its capabilities in the core areas of scheduling and employee communication, accelerating technology integrations to provide a more holistic view of the business, and rolling out the next generation of tools purpose-built for restaurateurs and their teams.