Toast Introduces Payroll & Team Management for Restaurants

May 14, 2019

Solution eliminates paperwork, simplifies HR, and reduces the time required to run payroll by up to 60 percent

Boston, MA—May 14, 2019 - Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the U.S., today unveiled Toast Payroll & Team Management, an all-in-one payroll and HR solution built specifically for the restaurant industry. The new solution simplifies payroll and employee management for restaurants of all sizes by automating payroll, streamlining onboarding, and reducing compliance risk. When combined with Toast Point of Sale, Toast Payroll & Team Management’s deep integration with the point of sale enables restaurateurs to instantly onboard and manage employees, accurately track hours across locations, and ensure their team is paid both accurately and on-time.

Simplified Payroll and HR for Restaurants

With Toast Payroll & Team Management, Protein Bar & Kitchen—a restaurant concept with 19 locations across the U.S. in cities like Denver, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.—digitized the employee onboarding experience, systematized payroll, and empowered front line managers to help their team progress and grow professionally.

“We used to spend over 10 hours per week managing payroll and auditing hours worked for our team of more than 250 employees,” says Kevin McTigue, Senior Finance Manager at Protein Bar & Kitchen. “With the addition of Toast Payroll & Team Management, we reduced the time spent on payroll runs by up to 60 percent. In addition, we streamlined onboarding and eliminated paperwork so our front-line managers can focus on developing their teams and delivering a great guest experience.”

Benefits of Toast Payroll & Team Management

Designed from the ground-up to support restaurants of all sizes, Toast Payroll & Team Management provides a rich set of features designed to simplify how restaurants recruit, onboard, manage, and pay team members. New capabilities include:

  • Streamlined employee onboarding: eliminate paperwork, reduce the risk of manual errors, and automate employee onboarding access within Toast Payroll & Team Management

  • Unified payroll and point of sale: employees clock in via Toast Point of Sale and hours automatically track—including blended overtime—so employees are paid accurately

  • Programmed compliance risk management: restaurateurs can easily navigate federal tax filings and state-specific regulations like New York’s “Spread of Hours Law” and California’s “Meal Break & Rest Break Law”

  • Integrated team development capabilities: with built-in features like applicant tracking and performance management, restaurateurs can recruit, manage and develop employees on a single system

“In an increasingly tight labor market, workforce management is a key challenge that keeps the collective restaurant industry up at night. In fact, almost two-thirds of Toast customers listed this as their top challenge in the Toast Restaurant Success Report,” said Steve Fredette, president and co-founder of Toast. “Building on our deep knowledge of the restaurant industry, Toast Payroll & Team Management provides a single system for recruiting, onboarding, managing, and paying teams.” 

Restaurant owners and operators can learn more about Toast and schedule a personalized demo here. See Toast Payroll & Team Management in action at the 2019 National Restaurant Show at booth #6265, May 18-21.

About Toast

Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a comprehensive platform of software as a service (SaaS) products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, payments, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. We serve as the restaurant operating system, connecting front of house and back of house operations across service models including dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering, and retail. Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences. For more information, visit