March 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX – In an effort to retain the best and brightest employees, Gatti's Pizza, a forty-two year old pizza brand known for their famous pizza throughout the Southwest, Southeast, and Midwest, is the first multi-unit pizza chain to partner with YouEarnedIt®, an award-winning employee recognition software startup. Gatti's Pizza uses the employee recognition program to encourage team members across multiple locations to practice a positive company culture.
Through a combination of peer-to-peer and top-down acknowledgement of all employees, especially critical front-line staff, the restaurant chain has taken the first step to realizing their goal of increasing retention rates and boosting customer service figures.
Last month, Gatti's Pizza partnered with its Round Rock franchise partner, Gatti's Management Group, and YouEarnedIt to launch an Austin-metro pilot program across 26 stores. These first 600 employees are pioneering this integrated solution, which will ultimately be rolled out across the entire 104-store franchise system, helping employees create a better work environment and foster a culture of recognition.
"We are so proud that Gatti's Pizza is the first multi-unit pizza chain to partner with the innovative YouEarnedIt employee recognition program. This is a strong partnership and will help us to nurture and retain our best people as we continue to grow," said Mr. Gatti's President Steve Burt.
To learn more about Gatti's Pizza and to find a location near you, visit www.gattispizza.com and for more information about YouEarnedIt, check out www.youearnedit.com.
Through its more than 125 Gatti's Pizza, Gattitown and Gattiland locations, Gatti's Pizza is committed to offering its dine-in, pickup and delivery customers the freshest, best-tasting food at each of its stores in thirteen states throughout the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest, just as the first location did in 1969. Purchased by Blue Sage Capital in 2004, the Austin-based company is privately held. For more information, visit www.gattispizza.com.
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YouEarnedIt fosters happiness at work through a simple, fun, and flexible employee recognition software. With real-time peer recognition and custom rewards, YouEarnedIt allows companies to implement a simple yet powerful approach to recognition, reward, and employee engagement. The YouEarnedIt team believes in the science of happiness to foster better work environments and more engaged employees all around. YouEarnedIt is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.youearnedit.com. Follow YouEarnedIt on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/YEI.happinessatwork], Follow YouEarnedIt on Twitter [https://twitter.com/youearnedit]
SOURCE Gatti's Pizza
Steve Burt, President
Gatti's Pizza, LP
Autumn Manning, CEO
Mr. Gatti's first opened its doors as The Pizza Palace in Stephenville, Texas, in 1964.