Restaurant scheduling software

Turn more tables and delight more guests with easy and free restaurant employee scheduling. Improve your restaurant management with communication, time tracking and more.

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Thousands of restaurants like yours use Sling for their restaurant scheduling

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Restaurant scheduling software

Use Sling’s restaurant scheduling app to get more 5-star reviews and become your neighborhood’s favorite spot.

  • Build restaurant schedules with ease

  • Publish and communicate employee schedule changes instantly

  • Reduce tardiness and no-shows with shift notifications

  • Allow restaurant employees to swap shifts and find their own cover

Restaurant time clock

Track restaurant employees’ time on the clock and instantly sync with payroll for easy payment processing.

  • Turn any phone into your restaurant’s employee time clock

  • Enable GPS geofencing to ensure teammates are on site

  • Perfect your restaurant schedule by seeing who shows up late or no-call no-shows

  • Instantly upload employee timesheets to Payroll and avoid costly mistakes

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Restaurant communication

Keep your entire restaurant engaged and aware with Sling’s restaurant messaging app.

  • Send private and group messages to your entire restaurant crew

  • Create custom newsfeed pages to segment communications by topic, shift or type

  • Deliver restaurant-wide announcements where they can’t be missed, right from your desktop or phone

  • Go beyond shouting “behind” with restaurant communication for front- and back-of-house

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Restaurant labor costs

86 excessive costs of labor by tracking hours worked and setting the most efficient schedules for your crew.

  • View potential restaurant employee overtime ahead of time as you schedule

  • Stay on budget by comparing your restaurant labor costs to projected and actual revenue

  • Set labor rules to view how much special pay like holidays and overtime might cost your restaurant

  • View your costliest restaurant shifts and optimize your restaurant schedule

Restaurant task management

Turn more tables and 86 restaurant employee confusion.

  • Clearly assign tasks to restaurant employees

  • Assign tasks to employees or restaurant shifts

  • Create a restaurant task from scratch or use a template

  • Accomplish more of your restaurant’s to-do list

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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

Fantastic scheduling software!

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

Spend less time on restaurant scheduling and more time delighting your guests

Make sure your restaurant employees are resting

Give your crew enough time to rest between shifts with clopening alerts and break time built into their shift. Automatically remind employees when it’s time for a break. If anything is out of compliance or needs your attention, Sling lets you know.

Keep track of credentials with employee documents

Attach important files to restaurant employee profiles. Keep licenses, records, or anything else that matters to you right next to your team members’ profiles. Receive alerts when documents are about to expire, so you never have to worry about slipping out of compliance.

Compare your restaurant’s most profitable shifts

Build custom reports to view your restaurant’s costliest and most cost-effective shifts. Compare the value of each shift to what you’re spending on restaurant labor costs. Use reports to optimize your restaurant scheduling and find areas to save.

What can Sling help you save?

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Keep your guests—and employees—coming back

Handle your restaurant management and use your time more effectively with Sling’s restaurant scheduling app. Whether you’re running a corner coffee shop or a regional franchise, free up countless hours of restaurant management each week so you can get back to taking care of your guests.

Highly recommend for small businesses.

Sling has been a great addition to our business and has helped all employees stay up to date. Would highly recommend.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Sling good for restaurant employee scheduling?

If you own or manage a restaurant with team members who work in shifts, then Sling was built for you. Sling is particularly useful for restaurants with help for scheduling, communicating and managing the labor costs of your restaurant employees.

I have multiple locations, will Sling work for me?

Whether your restaurant has one, 100, or 1,000 locations, Sling works for you. Filter schedules, communications and reports by locations or regions, and manage your multi-location operation from anywhere. Learn more about multiple location scheduling software.

What is restaurant scheduling software?

Restaurant scheduling software is a set of digital tools that simplifies the time-intensive process of creating and managing your restaurant employees’ schedules. Learn more about Sling’s employee scheduling capabilities.

How does Sling reduce restaurant labor costs?

Restaurant labor costs are one of the largest expenses your restaurant incurs. By measuring the cost of restaurant employees’ time on the clock and comparing against projected and actual revenue, you see exactly how much help you need to schedule and the cost of that labor.

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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 14-day free trial so you can choose the plan that works best for your needs.

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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.


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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!


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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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