Restaurant Payroll Software: Powerful, Market-Driven Solutions

Restaurant payroll software is an essential information technology that enables restaurant owners and managers to implement a payroll system that is responsive to their various goals for productivity, operational-efficiency, and employee recruitment/retention. At Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS), we recognize that many restaurants have special payroll considerations and calculations. Know that our software products and services are up to the task.

A server-specific hourly wage is one obvious difference, but it’s far from the only factor that makes the restaurant business unique. If your restaurant provides delivery service, for example, this can raise its own set of payroll issues including tip-outs to the cook staff, tip reporting guidelines, and vehicle offsets. Moreover, some of the most valuable employees in the restaurant tend to be cross-trained in multiple skill areas. There may be several hourly rates and other payroll considerations that apply within the same pay period that are specific both to the employee and the shift that’s being covered.

It’s not unheard of for someone to clock-in as a driver on Wednesday, a line-cook on Thursday, and a server on Friday. At the same time, restaurant managers and other key staff may also be compensated with health insurance, 401k retirement programs, and other employee benefits that require their own payroll files.

AMS Payroll Software

Our restaurant payroll software can handle complex and dynamic payroll operations. The menu-driven platform is easy-to-use, while the 40 User Defined Fields within our payroll software empowers restaurants to build a system that’s truly customized for their payroll and employee management initiatives. AMS Payroll provides a number of software features including:

  • Processing for direct deposit payments and more than 30 different types of checks, including MICR checks.
  • After-the-Fact payroll for those restaurants that need to catch up on their payroll management and data reporting.
  • Easy, automated calculation of federal, state, and local payroll taxes.
  • Nearly universal compatibility with printer hardware and data files.


At AMS, we’ve focused on delivering a combination of modular software products and dependable support services. Thus, you can bring additional software functionality to your restaurant business over the years as it continues to grow and evolve. Our Testimonials reflect our track record of consistent performance and superior client satisfaction.

Here’s another point of pride at AMS that demonstrates the versatility of our restaurant payroll software: It’s used by both restaurant chains that maintain their own payroll and accounting departments, as well as third-party payroll firms that look to market their services to the restaurant and hospitality industry.

AMS Payroll for Restaurant Payroll Software

W2/1099 Forms Filer is our base software program. AMS Payroll Software is an optional add-on module. With this platform and software module, your payroll data is automatically tied to a system that’s designed to help with all of your tax reporting and forms filing needs. Here’s a list of the other AMS products that may be relevant to your business:

  • E-File Direct
  • Software Generated Forms
  • Forms Filer Plus
  • Affordable Care Act Filer

Know that any product purchase from AMS includes access to our Support Knowledge Base for basic queries, as well as email contact, tech support, and Live Chat feature. Get your initial questions answered now by contacting our Sales and Information line at (800) 536-1099.