Since 1978, the D’eon Family have owned the A&W Restaurant on the Crowsnest Highway near Fort Macleod, Alberta. A&W Food Services of Canada is Canada’s second-largest fast food burger restaurant chain with over 800 locations.
When Dave’s father ran the restaurant ‘everything was paper’ at least where the accounting was concerned. Back in those days, Dave’s father would bring the accountant the ‘books’, and bills, then come back pick everything up and begin signing cheque after cheque. Then he would deliver the cheques to the mail.
Times changed; Dave came aboard and the business continued to grow. Soon Dave was responsible for running the restaurants and managing ‘the books’. With approximately fifty staff and dozens of supplier payments, Dave quickly realized the manual cheque process needed to be replaced with a better way.
Dave had heard that direct deposit for payroll could save time and money. When he contacted Telpay he was pleasantly surprised the Telpay system could pay suppliers and employees electronically, virtually eliminating the cheque process. What’s more, Telpay also includes the ability to approve bills by email while away from the office.
Almost overnight Dave went from being stuck at home on a Sunday signing cheques to automating his entire payment system, while giving him the freedom to approve payroll while on vacation in Barbados, Las Vegas and Australia. “Telpay is not super expensive, but my time is,” stated Dave, “and my time is worth more to me.”
Dave loves Telpay’s remote authorization feature. Every two weeks he approves payroll and payables from his smart phone. He is so impressed with Telpay that he hands out Telpay business cards at franchise conventions! If it works for Dave at A&W, it will work for your franchise and business too.