Restaurant scheduling software

Restaurant employee scheduling made easy. Get started with the best restaurant scheduling app — for free!

Thousands of restaurants like yours use Sling for their employee scheduling.

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Easily create restaurant schedules

Restaurant scheduling doesn’t need to be complicated. Simplify your employee scheduling tasks today

  • Use simple and efficient tools to schedule employees

  • Save time with employee schedule templates

  • Let employees schedule their own shift swaps

  • Manage your restaurant schedules from anywhere

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Share schedules with restaurant employees instantly

Reduce restaurant management confusion and increase efficiency

  • Increase employee attendance and reduce no-shows

  • Send notifications for updates to employee schedules

  • Check staff availability as you schedule

  • View employee schedules from anywhere

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Eliminate restaurant scheduling conflicts

No need to manually remember staff availability

  • Let staff choose available shifts they’d like to work

  • Easily manage time-off requests and find replacements

  • 86 double-bookings and employee overlap

  • Easily view work time and track employee hours

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Control your costs and time with restaurant scheduling software

Make the most of your employee work time with Sling’s easy-to-use restaurant scheduling app

  • Create and reuse your perfect scheduling template

  • View all staff schedules in one place

  • Assign shifts by location, however many locations you have

  • Eliminate the back and forth while creating your perfect restaurant schedule

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Pairs perfectly with Toast

Fire up your workforce and delight your guests with the perfect pairing of restaurant management tools.

  • Sync restaurant employee profiles from Toast to Sling

  • View sales data from your Toast POS and compare it to your restaurant labor costs

  • Instantly upload restaurant employee timesheets to Toast Payroll for quick and easy processing

  • Easily integrate and sync your Toast and Sling accounts

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Integrate with other software

Connect Sling with other common tools you already use for a more complete way of running your business

  • Toast

  • Gusto

  • Shopify

  • Square

  • And more

Easy-to-use restaurant scheduling app

Build smarter schedules

Build smarter schedules

Your optimal employee schedule is waiting. See who’s available, who’s worked recently, and who you need most.

Eliminate time theft

Manage time-off requests

View your schedule and employee availability to better manage time off requests, all in one place.

Reduce absenteeism and tardiness

Reduce no-shows and tardies

Automatically remind employees of upcoming shifts to increase on-time arrivals.

More than restaurant scheduling software

Everything your restaurant management team needs to schedule employees and keep them coming back — all in one platform.

Fantastic scheduling software!

Easy to create shifts, user friendly and great to message employees individually or by group.

Frequently asked questions

What is restaurant employee scheduling?

Restaurant employee scheduling is the process of creating and putting together shifts for when and where your employees will work at your restaurant.

How to make a restaurant employee schedule?

Sling makes every part of the restaurant scheduling process easy with automation, real-time updates, and visibility across your entire restaurant.

Why choose Sling employee scheduling?

Sling is loved by thousands of restaurants, just like yours, that have simplified their employee scheduling process. Plus, scheduling is free.

How does restaurant employee scheduling work?

View your restaurant employees’ schedules and availability, all in one place. Read more about how to make a restaurant employee schedule.

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Schedule faster, communicate better, get things done.

Scheduling is only the start.

Shift scheduling with Sling is free. But that’s only the beginning of what you can accomplish. Sling comes with a 15-day free trial so you can choose the plan that works best for your needs.

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Bill annually

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Unlimited managers, employees and locations


Unlock your team’s potential with easy-to-use scheduling and communication features.


Key features

  • Shift scheduling

    Organize and manage employee work schedules

  • Time-off requests

    Approve or deny employee requests for time off

  • Available shifts

    Easily see which shifts still need to be filled

  • News sharing

    Share news with your team through targeted pages

  • Long-term scheduling

    Build employee schedules months in advance

  • Private messaging

    Communicate with employees one-on-one

Plus many others


Take it to the next level by adding tools for tracking time and optimizing labor costs.


per user per month

Key features

  • Mobile time tracking

    Accurately clock in and out of shifts from a moble device

  • Labor cost management

    Keep track of your labor costs and compare against sales

  • Overtime tracking

    Track, analyze and prevent excessive overtime

  • Private and group messaging

    Communicate with employees in private or group conversations

  • Calendar synchronization

    Keep track of your scheduled shifts on any calendar app

Plus everything in Free



Understand your labor data, pull reports for payroll, and run your business efficiently!


per user per month

Key features

  • Kiosk time tracking

    Use a shared device for employees to clock in and out

  • Reports

    View reports of total hours worked and wages earned

  • No-shows

    Track and manage shifts employees miss

  • Sick call-outs

    Track and manage employee sick call-outs

  • PTO management

    Approve and track paid time off requests

Plus everything in Premium

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Increase revenue, streamline operations, and delight guests with Toast POS — A point of sale platform powerful enough to run your entire restaurant.

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Payroll & team management

A restaurant-focused platform integrated with Toast POS that gives you everything you need to hire, manage, pay and retain your teams.

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Highly recommend for small businesses.

The scheduling and group messaging features are some of the best.

Sling Free is available at no charge; Sling Premium and Sling Business are available for a fee after a 15-day trial.