Obsessed with the success of independent hospitality brands.

Imagine transforming your hospitality business into a seamlessly efficient operation with happier staff and loyal customers, all through the power of AI and automation.

Kinetic Management Systems, or KMS, is an integrated solution specifically designed for hospitality operators looking to scale their businesses.

Jason Littrell, a hospitality management consultant has over a decade of real world experience helping bars and restaurants increase their profitability and streamline their operations.

We've seen firsthand how these challenges can limit the success of even the most passionate operators. We care about helping you achieve your full potential because we believe in the impact a well-run hospitality business can have on its community and its employees.

By leveraging KMS, you have the opportunity to boost your revenue by up to 30% within just three months, while reducing operational headaches and enhancing guest satisfaction.

To get started, visit our website and sign up for a free demo. Our team will walk you through the system and show you how KMS can be tailored to meet your unique needs.

We're not just offering a set of tools; we're providing a path to a more profitable and enjoyable business. This is a movement towards smarter, more efficient hospitality management, and we want you to be a part of it. Whether you join us now or later, the shift towards automation and AI is happening. We'd love to have you with us from the start.

Core Values

1. Innovation:

We continuously seek and implement cutting-edge technology to provide independent restaurants and spirits brands with the most effective tools for success.

2. Integrity:

We operate with honesty and transparency, ensuring our clients receive genuine value and trustworthy support.

3. Collaboration:

We believe in the power of teamwork, both within our organization and with our clients, to achieve shared goals and create a supportive community.

4. Excellence:

We are committed to delivering the highest quality services and support, striving for excellence in everything we do to elevate our clients' businesses.

5. Client-Centric:

Our clients' needs and success are at the heart of our business. We tailor our solutions to meet their specific challenges and objectives, ensuring personalized and impactful results. Solving the problem will always be the direction of our products and services.

6. Adaptability:

We embrace change and are agile in our approach, ready to adapt to the evolving needs of the hospitality and spirits industries.

7. Sustainability:

We promote sustainable business practices that benefit not only our clients but also the broader community and environment, supporting long-term success and responsible growth.

8. Continuous Improvement:

We are dedicated to learning and growing, constantly enhancing our coaching, strategy, systems, and support to better serve independent restaurants and spirits brands.

9. Empowerment:

We aim to empower our clients with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to independently drive their businesses forward, fostering a culture of self-reliance and innovation.

10. Strategic Guidance:

We provide insightful and actionable strategies to help our clients navigate their business challenges and achieve their goals effectively.

11. Comprehensive Support:

Our commitment to ongoing support ensures that our clients always have the assistance they need to implement and sustain our solutions successfully.

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Restaurant Recruitment and Supplier Management Systems

July 08, 20244 min read

Restaurant Recruiting and Supplier Management Systems


In the dynamic world of bars and restaurants, success hinges on two fundamental aspects: attracting and retaining exceptional staff, and efficiently managing supplier relationships. Jason Littrell, an expert in beverage brand sales and marketing and a seasoned management consultant for Kinetic Management Systems based in NYC, dives into his latest project designed to address these challenges head-on. His enthusiasm for his work is palpable as he discusses the development of a groundbreaking Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and a Supplier Management System aimed at transforming the way independent bars and restaurants operate.

The Importance of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Jason's primary focus is on creating an ATS that streamlines the hiring process for bars and restaurants. This system isn't just a digital repository for applications; it’s designed to ensure every applicant is genuinely interested in the role and fully understands the establishment they’re applying to. By soliciting questions from applicants and providing them with detailed information upfront, the ATS fosters better-informed and more enthusiastic candidates.

"I've started building out this Applicant Tracking System, and it's really, really powerful," Jason shared. “It just makes sure that all applicants are red hot about why they're applying.”

Legal and Organizational Benefits of an ATS

Jason emphasizes the legal advantages of a well-structured ATS. In conversations with a restaurant attorney, he learned about the significant risks of lawsuits related to employment practices. By documenting the entire hiring process comprehensively, bars and restaurants can shield themselves from considerable liability.

"A lot of times, bars and restaurants, they get sued for dumb stuff," Jason noted. "We are tracking every step and documenting every step of the way, ensuring transparency and shielding them from a considerable amount of liability."

Enhancing Staff Engagement

The ATS isn't just about recruitment; it’s about the entire employee lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding. By integrating features like training modules, performance reviews, and internal staff communities, Jason’s system ensures staff are continuously engaged and valued.

"The cost of not doing something like this is extremely high," Jason points out, illustrating the financial impact of high staff turnover and the benefits of a happy, well-trained team.

Always Be Recruiting

A key strategy Jason advocates is perpetual recruitment. By leveraging multiple channels such as Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Google Business Profile, and website chat widgets, bars and restaurants can maintain a steady pipeline of potential hires. This approach ensures that when vacancies arise, there's a ready pool of candidates.

"We want to always be recruiting so that whenever that the time comes, when you're looking for a bartender or a server, you send out the bat signal to everybody in your database," Jason explains.

Introduction of the Supplier Management System

In addition to the ATS, Jason’s innovative thinking extends to supplier management. By building a comprehensive Supplier Management System, he aims to streamline the interaction between bars/restaurants and their suppliers.

"You depend on your suppliers. So people coming to sell you stuff is essential for the business. But this is a way to manage them," Jason elaborated.

Benefits of Supplier Management

The Supplier Management System allows establishments to define clear guidelines for suppliers, book appointments, and manage interactions efficiently. This not only saves time but also ensures that supplier relationships are consistent and beneficial.

"This is the resource that I want to provide for independent bars and restaurants doing at least half a million dollars a year because any less, and you probably have other bigger problems," Jason asserts.

Creating a Competitive Edge

Jason shares an anecdote about a nightclub buyer who leveraged supplier competition to their advantage by sharing order details across multiple vendors. While not necessarily a strategy for everyone, it underscores the importance of having a well-organized supplier database.

"Having a database of your suppliers that stays with the business is a very, very valuable asset," Jason concluded.


Jason Littrell’s enthusiasm for his innovative solutions in the restaurant and hospitality industry is infectious. His commitment to creating systems that enhance recruitment, staff engagement, and supplier management promises to deliver significant benefits to any bar or restaurant willing to adopt them. By focusing on these critical operational aspects, Jason is helping to pave the way for a more efficient and legally safeguarded hospitality sector.

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About KMS

Jason Littrell - Management Consultant & Industry Innovator

With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Jason Littrell has established himself as a leading consultant and strategist, specializing in helping bars and restaurants maximize their efficiency and profitability. His expertise spans a wide range of essential areas, including operational management, staff training, customer experience, and technology integration.

Jason is the founder of Kinetic Management Systems, a cutting-edge suite of tools designed to automate and optimize the day-to-day operations of hospitality businesses. Through his systems, Jason offers solutions for everything from staff recruitment and onboarding to customer retention and feedback management. His approach combines innovative technology with proven strategies to deliver results that are both measurable and scalable.

A passionate educator and speaker, Jason regularly hosts workshops and seminars, sharing his knowledge on how to leverage AI and automation to thrive in a competitive market. His insights are rooted in practical experience, having worked on the ground in various capacities within the industry—from bartender to manager, and now, consultant.

Jason also manages a vibrant online community, "Bar Teams," where he fosters discussions and collaboration among hospitality professionals. Here, members gain access to exclusive content, including training sessions, industry news, and peer support.

His commitment to excellence and innovation in hospitality has not only transformed the operations of numerous establishments but has also inspired many to pursue and achieve greater success. Jason's work is driven by a core belief: that the right mix of people, processes, and technology can turn any hospitality business into a thriving, profitable enterprise.

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