US-based restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has selected Ultimate Software’s UltiPro solution to boost operational performance and improve the employee experience.

The restaurant firm serves guests at over 60 concepts ranging from fast-casual restaurants such as M Burger to fine-dining Michelin-starred establishments such as Everest.

Lettuce Entertain You earlier used a legacy, on-premise solution to administer the human capital management (HCM) for its 8,000 corporate and restaurant employees.

The company’s plan to implement HR technology is part of an enterprise-wide digital transformation. It seeks to better support operations and enhance the employee experience.

UltiPro’s Cloud-based direct access will allow employees to manage their human capital transactions from their phones. Personal information and check pay, benefits, and PTO balances can be updated by employees without the need to contact HR.

Lettuce Entertain You vice-president and deputy general counsel Ethan Samson said: “From an operations perspective, Ultimate’s consolidated solution will enable us to eliminate manual and redundant processes, and we can leverage UltiPro’s APIs to work with restaurant-specific solutions for scheduling, and time and attendance.

“We’re also planning to take advantage of UltiPro’s flexibility to help us with compliance. Our national footprint requires us to contend not only with federal and state regulations, but more recently with municipalities, counties, and cities that are enacting their own regulations.”

Founded in June 1971, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is an independent, family owned restaurant group based in Chicago, US.

It owns, manages and licenses over 130 establishments in the US in Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, California, Virginia and Washington DC.

In August 2019, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises partnered with American online food ordering company Grubhub to offer Whole30 Delivered, Whole30’s first-ever branded restaurant.