Franchises Across the Country Turn to Leading Workforce Payments Platform to Accelerate and Streamline Payments
Minneapolis, Minnesota (RestaurantNews.com) Plugged, the leading workforce payment platform, announced that it has partnered with more than 500 Jimmy John’s locations to provide faster, streamlined tip payments to their employees and other free financial services. , at no cost to owners or employees. With Branch, Jimmy John’s franchisees can make digital tip and mileage reimbursement payments to workers right after each shift, saving additional time and administrative costs.
As the pandemic has dramatically altered cash availability, Branch has seamlessly integrated with Jimmy John’s company-wide PDQ POS system from PDQ Signature Systems to provide franchises with seamless financing and automated driver tipping and mileage. Owners and managers no longer have to make tedious trips to procure extra cash or delay paying tips due to lack of cash. Instead, they can pay employees’ salaries, tips, and mileage instantly to the branch’s digital wallet and debit card, without requiring pre-funding, cash reserves, or payroll changes. Employees have quick and easy access to their funds with the ability to spend using the Branch debit card, Apple Pay and Google Pay or transfer funds to another account.
Jimmy John franchise groups such as Blue Boiler Cats, Fox Companies and Submasters have already adopted the solution with great ease and success. “I tested three vendors to help me manage the amount of cash handling at my restaurants, and Branch was clearly the best option,” said Ted Louis, managing partner of Jimmy John’s Submasters franchise. “Because it’s the only platform integrated with our POS system, setup was easy and there was no cost to me or my employees. Additionally, Branch provides employee benefits and meets banking needs.
“The branch has saved us a lot of time and hassle – we no longer have to run to stores and bring cash,” said Molly Dobbins, operations manager for Fox Companies. “It’s even easier to update information and make prompt payments to workers without delay. And our employees no longer have to carry cash, everything is in one place. It’s been a great partnership and I’m really happy that we made this transition.
In addition to cashless advice, franchises can provide other useful cash flow management tools to employees through Branch. Backed by an Evolve Bank & Trust FDIC-insured checking account, Branch’s digital wallet offers employees, including minors, a no-fee banking option so workers can not only have a direct deposit option on day one, but also eliminate unnecessary bank charges. Other financial wellness tools include free, instant access to earned pay, cash flow insights, personalized insights based on branch wallet expenses and deposits, and a personal finance resource center .
“Across franchises and locations, Jimmy John teams are consistently known for their fast and reliable delivery experience,” said Jeremy Langness, Director of Partnerships at Branch. “We’re excited to partner with franchises to extend that same speed and consistency to their own workforce by providing fast, flexible payments and other compelling personal finance tools to employees.”
The branch is available to Jimmy John franchises and locations across the United States. To learn more, visit https://www.branchapp.com/industry/restaurants.
About the branch
Branch is the leading workforce payment platform that helps businesses accelerate payments to empower America’s workers. Businesses turn to Branch for a faster, more cost-effective way to pay workers and reduce the costs of paper checks and payment cards. Employees and independent contractors who sign up for Branch can receive a no-fee bank account, free instant access to earned wages, and personal finance tools to help them manage their cash between paychecks. Branch partners with some of the nation’s leading payroll and workforce technologies to support businesses in retail, food service, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare. To learn more about Branch, visit https://www.branchapp.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
For over 34 years, PDQ Signature Systems has been a leading innovator of technology solutions. Its flagship product, the award-winning PDQ POS, is a point-of-sale system for premier restaurants, retail stores and casinos. With essential native integrations and seamless integrations to leading third-party platforms, our highly scalable hybrid platform is designed for freelancers, franchises and chains of all sizes, scopes and concepts. Learn more about PDQ’s all-in-one solution with all-in-house development and 24/7/365 live support at PDQpos.com.