The stepson of a successful restaurateur, Brandon Atwell grew up waiting tables, washing dishes and cooking. As soon as he graduated college, he and two friends opened Murky Waters Blues and BBQ in Gulfport, Miss, a restaurant town known primarily for steaks and seafood. The restaurant was such a hit that the trio opened two more locations and a catering kitchen within five years, rapidly growing from 15 to 90 employees.

Our college friend, Grey, was an ADP representative, and he told me that ADP could have our checks all laser-signed and overnighted. When I learned about all the other things you’re able to do with ADP, it was clear that I’d be getting more bang for my buck. I can use any computer in the world to do payroll, and the checks will just magically arrive by UPS on Friday. Even if I go on vacation, I don’t have to worry about it.

Brandon Atwell, Co-Owner
Murky Waters Blues and BBQ

Business Challenge: Hand-delivering paychecks became too time-consuming after opening a third location, as did printing up FTE reports for multiple lenders.

How ADP Helped: RUN Powered by ADP® (RUN) gets paychecks into employees’ hands quickly and makes it easy to print all payroll reports.