Restaurant Manager Checklists

Kitchen Checklists

Why Leading Restaurants Managers Love Jolt:

· Smooth and seamless shift changes
· Key duties and tasks made easy to prioritize
· Opening and closing has never been easier
· Eliminate pencil whipping and have worry free inspections with 100% accuracy.
· Get reporting and notifications on task completions from wherever you are at.


Advantages of Jolt's Restaurant Manager Checklists

Jolt’s restaurant management checklists provide numerous advantages for your establishment:

  • Save Time & Money: Consistent and standardized task completion results in a more efficient workplace, potentially allowing you to reduce staffing requirements and cut costs.
  • Pass Inspections with Confidence: Maintain consistent compliance with health department standards, ensuring a favorable impression during inspections
  • Create a Safe Environment: Jolt’s tools and checklists help ensure that your restaurant adheres to best practices, resulting in a safer environment for both employees and customers. With Jolt’s manager checklists, the chances of hazardous oversights are significantly reduced.
  • Boost Employee Morale and Accountability: When managers use checklists to maintain order and provide clear expectations, employees feel more secure in their roles and are more likely to take responsibility for their tasks. This leads to a more motivated and satisfied team, which directly impacts customer satisfaction.
  • Enhance Customer Experience: By using Jolt’s restaurant management software and checklists, managers can focus on providing the best possible experience for their customers. With a well-organized and efficient restaurant, customers will be impressed by the quality of service, increasing the likelihood of return visits and positive reviews.
  • Streamline Communication: Effective communication is key to the success of any restaurant. Jolt’s Communication Manager ensures that important updates, policy changes, and new menu items are shared with the team promptly, avoiding confusion and keeping everyone informed.
  • Simplify Training and Onboarding: Jolt’s Information Library, with its easy access to training videos, manuals, and other resources, helps new employees get up to speed quickly, reducing the time and effort spent on training.
  • Smooth Shift Changes: Without an organized system, shift changes can be disorganized and chaotic. Managers must confirm that the outgoing shift has completed all their tasks, including cleaning, restocking, balancing the cash register, and preparing for the next shift. It’s also the manager’s responsibility to hold a brief meeting with the incoming shift to discuss any special concerns or goals for the day. All these activities must be done without compromising customer service. A well-structured checklist can make the transition between shifts seamless and efficient.
  • Opening and Closing Made Easy: A restaurant manager’s opening and closing checklist is a vital tool for simplifying the intricate tasks associated with starting and ending each day. Managers must ensure the restaurant is clean, surfaces are sanitized, registers and receipts are organized, the ambiance is perfect, and everything is stocked and ready for service. A checklist helps maintain order and ensures the restaurant runs smoothly from the moment it opens to the time it closes.

Use Jolt for:

· Training
· Supervising staff
· Creating work schedules
· Addressing customer complaints
· Designing Menus
· Maintaining cleanliness
· Managing the cash registers
· and more


Boost Efficiency with Jolt's Restaurant Management Software

Enhance Productivity using Jolt’s Comprehensive Restaurant Administration Platform

Managing a restaurant can be a daunting task, contributing to the failure of one in three new restaurants within their first year. However, Jolt has developed software solutions to make life more manageable for managers and employees, ultimately increasing the chances of success and profitability. Here are some popular solutions that can revolutionize your restaurant:

  • Jolt Employee Scheduling: This feature saves time by allowing managers to easily see employee availability, shift changes, and time-off requests without having to contact team members directly. Employees can input their available time and submit requests through the app.
  • Jolt Sensors: With these sensors, managers can monitor temperatures in freezers and coolers remotely. They receive notifications if temperatures move outside the acceptable range, ensuring any issues are addressed before inventory loss occurs.
  • Jolt Labeling System: This system enables the quick and accurate printing of labels for prepared food containers. The labels are easy to read, with automatic expiration date calculations and essential information about allergens and preparation details.
  • Jolt Communication Manager: This powerful tool allows managers to send crucial information to employees, attach quizzes to ensure understanding, and track completion in real-time. This ensures the entire team stays up-to-date on any changes or updates.
  • Jolt Information Library: Access all critical documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures, equipment manuals, recipes, training videos, and more, in one easy-to-use digital hub. This feature saves time and keeps everyone on the same page.
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The Importance of a Restaurant Manager Checklist

Restaurant managers have an extensive list of responsibilities. These tasks can range from training and supervising staff, creating work schedules, and addressing customer complaints, to designing menus, maintaining cleanliness, and managing the cash registers. With so many duties to juggle, a checklist can help managers prioritize their tasks and prevent overlooking essential items. This not only makes the manager more efficient but also keeps the entire team on track.

Key Duties for Restaurant Managers

Using a restaurant manager checklist is crucial for the smooth operation of your establishment. The checklist ensures that the manager remains organized and efficiently tackles various tasks throughout the day. As a leader, the manager sets an example for the rest of the team, and following a checklist sends a clear message that adherence to procedures is expected of everyone. This approach helps to create a positive atmosphere and results in the best possible customer experience.

Partnering with Jolt for Success

If you’re interested in learning more about how Jolt can help your restaurant thrive, contact us today to speak with a representative who will be happy to answer your questions. Take advantage of a demo to experience our industry-leading software firsthand. We are confident that once you try it, you’ll see just how valuable it can be for your business.

Adopting a restaurant manager checklist is essential for streamlining operations, improving organization, and maintaining a consistently high level of service. By using Jolt’s restaurant management software and checklists, you can save time, money, and effort while ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for both employees and customers. Don’t hesitate to reach out and explore how Jolt can revolutionize your restaurant’s management practices and set your establishment on the path to success.

“What would you pay to have your best person in every single one of your locations all the time? That’s what you get with Jolt.”

—Sean, McDonald’s Franchisee

An Entire Suite of Products For Restaurants

Jolt Lists

With Jolt Lists, your entire team naturally does the right thing, at the right time, in the right way. Turn guesswork into great work

Jolt Sensors

Discover a remote monitoring solution that protects inventory with alerts when temperatures fall outside of a defined range

Jolt Labeling System

Streamline the label-making process by reducing the time it takes to make labels and eliminating errors. 

Jolt Temperature Probes

Take and record food temperature in just seconds.


Jolt Information Library

Provide employee training and store content in one central hub.


Jolt Employee Scheduling

Scheduling your entire crew has never been easier than with Jolt’s drag and drop interface.

Jolt Time Clock

Monitor employee clock-ins and shift lengths all from home.


Jolt Communication Manager

Ensure that critical information is delivered to the right people, at the right time, in the right way.

Key Benefits from Jolt


Automate task assignment, corrective actions, and notifications for overdue and incomplete tasks.


View real-time reports to track critical tasks and review employee, location, and brand performance.


Attach training videos or documents to any task that employees can reference for on-the-spot training.

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· Automated, consistent record keeping & at-a-glance reporting on all locations

· Worry-free compliance with health & safety regulations

· Text and email notifications for overdue, out of range & incomplete tasks

· Integrated just-in-time training

· Including work orders, opening/closing checklists, employee write-up forms & more

· The Jolt Platform includes: Tasks & Checklists, Temperature Logs, Labeling, Employee Scheduling, Forms & Inspections, Information Library, Time & Attendance, Message Blast, Employee Announcements, and Logbook

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“Not only has Jolt saved my managers over two hours of work every day, but I have seen a direct increase in my profitability per store.”

– Garrett S., Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee

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We are beginning to use Jolt for so many things at Chick-fil-A. It has cut down on paper cost, it’s super convenient, and it just makes my life a whole lot easier.

– Kasey,  Chick-fil-A Franchisee

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Now daily food labeling is a snap. No more trying to decipher messy handwriting… I hate to think of life without it.

– Taran, Costa Vida Franchisee