Build stronger, connected, more engaged teams

HeyTaco brings people together and helps teams recognize each other, have a little fun, and celebrate on Slack logo Slack and Microsoft Teams logo Microsoft Teams.

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Invigorate your team with acts of kindness

HeyTaco sparks conversations and builds stronger relationships with its fun and unconventional kindness currency...tacos! ๐ŸŒฎ

Lars 9:31 AM
Thanks Koko for having close attention to detail and going the extra mile! taco emoji
Felix 9:32 AM
Ned taco emojitaco emoji for adding the best employee recognition app ever!
Tilly 9:34 AM
Fitz taco emoji for taking this project and running with it, even if it feels like youโ€™re running in place.

How HeyTaco works

Time traveling toaster

Welcome to the Taco Economy! You're bestowed with five virtual tacos to distribute daily among the taco-deserving populace. taco emojitaco emojitaco emojitaco emojitaco emoji

Shower people with tacos as a grand gesture of gratitude, appreciating everything from little triumphs like untangling headphone wires to monumental achievements like inventing a time-traveling toaster. Accumulate tacos to build your taco empire and be crowned a Taco Legend.

Steps to success

Step 1. Add HeyTaco to either Slack or Microsoft Teams.

Step 2. Write glowing messages and include a taco emoji example in your messages to show praise and appreciation or to just simply put a smile on someone's face.

Step 3. Watch your team connect and thrive.

Supercharge engagement with gamification

Your team will have fun recognizing each other with taco giving, receiving, and combined leaderboards.



Rank Person Total Tacos
1 Avatar Tilly 75 Taco
2 Avatar Fitz 65 Taco
3 Avatar Koko 49 Taco
4 Avatar Angus 35 Taco
5 Avatar Ned 26 Taco
6 Avatar Lars 25 Taco
7 Avatar Zane 22 Taco
Rank Person Total Tacos
1 Avatar Ned 102 Taco
2 Avatar Koko 100 Taco
3 Avatar Tilly 36 Taco
4 Avatar Zane 33 Taco
5 Avatar Lars 12 Taco
6 Avatar Fitz 11 Taco
7 Avatar Angus 3 Taco
Rank Person Tacos Given Taco Received Combined
1 Avatar Koko 100 49 149 Taco
2 Avatar Ned 102 26 128 Taco
3 Avatar Tilly 36 75 111 Taco
4 Avatar Fitz 11 65 76 Taco
5 Avatar Angus 3 35 38 Taco
6 Avatar Zane 33 22 55 Taco
6 Avatar Lars 12 25 37 Taco

Transform your team with Giver Mode โœจ

Giver Mode helps cultivate a giving-minded team by focusing on your givers. When enabled, only the taco-giving leaderboard is visible.

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Unlock powerful insights and bring values to life

HeyTaco's Open Tagging System allows you to track tacos tagged with custom values, initiatives, or anything else you can think of.

Tilly 12:42 PM
Thanks Ned for your #tacotastic leadership and always going the extra mile! taco emoji #taconaut #thankful

Custom-tailored rewards your team will love ๐Ÿ’

Just like your team, rewards should be special and unique. With HeyTaco, you can create meaningful rewards that are custom-built for your team.

Mystery box
Virtual cooking class
Music subscription

How much can HeyTaco save you on staff turnover?

Companies using HeyTaco report that 83% of their people feel appreciated. HeyTaco helps create recognition-rich cultures that retain employees and reduce turnover costs.

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HeyTaco can reduce turnover by 26%

Investment return
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What HeyTaco customers are saying


"HeyTaco has been brilliant as it's such an easy (and fun) way to build culture and camaraderie within our team. I love the tool and so does the rest of the team!"


"HeyTaco allows our staff to publicly recognize and appreciate each other with virtual tacos. This not only fosters a sense of camaraderie and appreciation within the team but also gives them the opportunity to redeem their earned tacos for rewards, making it a valuable addition to our positive work culture."


"Going on 3+ years of HeyTaco and <3 what it does for our team with every ounce. The brilliance of the tacos for employees is its simple, drafts off real workflows, and is a great async way to teach/learn what good behavior is."


"HeyTaco allows me to notice the recognition team members are giving each other. Before, I had no way of knowing and wouldn't be able to recognize things myself. We're having a lot of fun with it."


"I don't know whose idea HeyTaco was, but it's sooooo cool. I love that Slack is blowing up with positivity. And I've gotten tacos for things I didn't realize were so important to certain people. And have loved having something I can give folks who go above and beyond."


"What I saw in the days, weeks, months and now years since we installed HeyTaco is incredible. I saw peers, coworkers on different teams, management, executives, everyone โ€“ all giving teammates shout outs for their awesome work. From highlighting out company values, helping out peers and going above and beyond, to generally being awesome humans. The channel turned into a showcase of the best of our team. Pure gratitude and appreciation of the work teammates were doing."


"Itโ€™s so easy to acknowledge co-workers this way that Iโ€™ve offered more praise in eight weeks than I likely did in eight years."

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