Guest management & booking software for restaurants


Tock is a comprehensive toolbox built to fundamentally change the way restaurants think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for restaurants of all sizes across the globe.

Tock was founded in 2014 but the idea originated years before out of a simple frustration. Nick Kokonas and Chef Grant Achatz opened Alinea to international fanfare in 2005 – now a perennial Michelin three star and widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world. For years they were spending $140,000 a year on staff dedicated to managing reservations and losing an average of $260,000 a year on cancellations. Convinced there had to be a better way, Nick started work on a crude ticketing system. The homemade platform was a success. Soon after Nick founded Tock with Brian Fitzpatrick, founder of Google’s Chicago engineering office, to turn this simple idea into a robust product complete with all the tools a restaurant needs to succeed.

Tock is building a product that gives our customers a cutting edge experience with tried and true reliability.

Smyth & The Loyalist on Tock

With 30 years of shared culinary experience, Chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields (#couplegoals) have created one of the warmest dining experiences we've ever seen. We couldn't be prouder to have them as parters on Tock.Let us show you more at

Posted by Tock on Monday, February 27, 2017



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