TOOTRiS and Urban Plates Partner to Provide Restaurant Workers with Childcare Services






SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Childcare can be a constant struggle, especially for parents in the restaurant industry who have flexible day, night and weekend schedules . To meet the needs of their employees, Urban Plates, the fast casual restaurant chain, is excited to provide an innovative solution – on-demand childcare powered by TOOTRiS.

As part of the partnership with TOOTRiS, each of Urban Plates’ more than 650 employees across California can now easily find and connect with thousands of child care providers and enroll directly from their computer or his mobile device.

“Finding quality, affordable childcare is an ongoing challenge for our team members with young children, as it is for all working parents,” said Alison Wagner, human resources manager at Urban Plates. “Partnering with TOOTRiS allows them to arrange reliable childcare, whether planned or in an emergency. They no longer have to scramble to get shifts when a child falls sick or their regular caregiver is unavailable. Most importantly, they have peace of mind knowing that their children are being cared for by licensed professionals while they are at work.”

TOOTRiS is providing critical assistance to the hospitality industry at a timely time, as nearly 8 million employees – 2 out of 3 restaurant workers – have lost their jobs during the pandemic. As business returns to normal, TOOTRiS – with more than 180,000 suppliers in its nationwide network – offers unique benefits to the restaurant and retail industries with a childcare benefit that increases their ability to increase staff recruitment, retention and productivity.

“The stress of finding daycare during the fluctuating hours when restaurant workers need it can be a significant challenge to the well-being of their entire family,” said TOOTRiS CEO Alessandra Lezama. “Through TOOTRiS, Urban Plates is enabling its team members to find affordable, high-quality care so they can do their jobs effectively. I applaud Urban Plates for taking this initiative. People are more productive and like to work when they feel their whole family unit is taken care of.”

TOOTRiS is revolutionizing child care by making it convenient, affordable and on-demand with its comprehensive platform. TOOTRiS’s unique technology enables employers to provide fully managed childcare benefits, giving their workforce the flexibility and family support they need to regain employee productivity and increase their return on investment. As the world shifts to digitized services, TOOTRiS helps parents and providers connect and transact in real time, enabling working parents – especially women – to obtain childcare from quality, while allowing suppliers to unlock their potential and fully monetize their program. TOOTRiS is creating a new digital economy that fosters entrepreneurial opportunities for passionate and talented people to become childcare providers, improving their quality of life while increasing the much-needed supply of childcare services to United States. Visit for more information.

About City Plates
Urban Plates started in 2011 with a single restaurant in Del Mar, California; there are currently 16 locations, with more to come in 2022. Based in Solana Beach, Calif., the brand has locations in San Diego, Orange County, the greater Los Angeles area and the northern California. Urban Plates’ extensive menu items are prepared on-site, from scratch, every day using clean ingredients (organic whenever possible). With menus that are gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, pescatarian, low-carb, or any combination of the above, Urban Plates is committed to bringing variety and honest value to our customers. Follow Urban Plates on Instagram or Facebook, or visit the brand online at

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