About Toast POS

Toast is a Point of Sales (POS) software which allows business owners to reduce operational costs, increase staff efficiencies, and improve customer experience. The software can be paired only with an Android tablet and offers no support for iPad at present. The software caters to the needs of several outlets in quick service restaurants (QSR), fine dining restaurants, coffee outlets, bakery’s, pizza chains, and breweries & bars.

Toast POS offers menu management features that include setting up the entire menu including all the groups & sub-groups, customizing menu’s separately for online & offline audiences, and adding time specific pricing for menu’s such as happy hour menu. The product provides a restaurant ordering feature that offers capability to take orders on the fly, sending automatic notifications to the server when the order is ready, and splitting bills & menu items among customers. The solution simplifies payments for the customers & business owners by offering features such as 'pay at the table', tipping servers directly from the tablets, emailing receipts or printing them through integration with an external printer, and the ability to turn payments into loyalty points redeemable on future visits. The product also tracks real-time menu sales and provides users with detailed reporting of product mix across all menus.

Toast POS operates on a subscription based pricing model based on the core software in addition to offering add-on modules such as online ordering, loyalty programs, and digital & physical gift cards. The product also offers bundled hardware with a one-time pricing option. Some of the key customers of ToastPOS include Lakewood Brewing Company, Paris Creperie, Beach Hut Deli, and Fresh City.

Pricing starting from:

US$165,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Toast POS

- Toast POS allows food servers to take orders directly with the POS tablets, avoiding the hassles of them running back and forth between kitchen, terminals, or the serving tables.

- The product offers an intuitive interface with features such as adding or removing menu items, changing interface layouts, marking stock outs, all from the tablet’s interface.

- The solution enables users to pay bills, sign receipts, and offer tip right at their tables using the tablet’s interface.

- Toast POS allows the users to perform extensive customizations on its interface. It provides options to customize the entire menu, adding role-based permissions and automating discounts & loyalty program workflows.

- The product also enables restaurant owners to track staff performance on key metrics by sending daily email digests on the key parameters.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$165,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Toast POS: 74

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Estimate
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Food Delivery Dispatching
  • For Bakeries
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Kitchen/Menu Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Menu Builder
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Scheduling
  • Order Tracking
  • Ordering Automation
  • POS Integration
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Reports
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Status Tracking
  • Table Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • Wait List Management
  • Website Personalization
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(455)
Value for Money
3,9/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
3,7/5

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heather
Overall rating
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Toast is a modern and still growing POS and restaurant management product

Reviewed on 2019/03/28

Toast has helped us organize and stay nimble through aggressive company growth. Looking forward...

Toast has helped us organize and stay nimble through aggressive company growth. Looking forward to the next period with Toast where we adopt their HR, payroll, and scheduling features.

Pros

Toast allows users to log on to its website to edit menu items, run reports, track punch-in's. In the past, POS systems were loaded into desktops in the back office. It's so refreshing to update, edit, and from anywhere because it's based off a website.

The devices that Toast has selected for installation in the restaurants are modern, slim, and highly functional.

Cons

Toast can slow down, which isn't good news when the restaurant is busy.

The sales tracking is still not as robust as I would hope from a product that does so much else so well. For instance, it can be hard to get results on the sales of a menu item for an entire year.

Response from Toast

Hi Heather, Jasmine from Toast here. I'm thrilled to hear you are seeing the benefits of a cloud-based software and enjoy our hardware. We also look forward to continuing to work with you and helping your restaurant thrive!

Elaine
Overall rating
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Brought us into this millennium

Reviewed on 2023/03/17

Excellent.

Excellent.

Pros

The handheld Toast device has revolutionized how we do business in our cafe. So much more efficient than handwriting orders! Being able to pay at the table rather than going to a cashier has made life so much easier.

Cons

Honestly can't think of anything I don't like.

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Horrible software and platform

Reviewed on 2023/01/28

Pros

This platform is not user friendly and does not provide anything more than other providers

Cons

The customer support is really poor. Online chat guys do not have enough knowledge and experience. Toast does not care about its customers. They promised me price match but they did not accept it. I asked them to eliminate a couple of subscriptions from my account two months ago. They did not take it serous and keep charging me each month for it. This company and platform is horreble. Stay away from this platform. There are a lot of bug in their platform and is not user friendly. Stay away from this processing fee company.

Sam
Overall rating
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best POS out there

Reviewed on 2022/12/14

Overall, Toast is the most comprehensive POS, best value for the cost, and has great community...

Overall, Toast is the most comprehensive POS, best value for the cost, and has great community support.

Pros

Software is user friendly. It has vast functionality and great reporting. I also use Toast Payroll which has been amazing.

Cons

Support is not efficient. It is time consuming to get problems resolved sometimes. Also the equipment did not hold up well- possibly due to the volume of our business.

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Reasons for Choosing Toast POS

Constant issues. Toast combines all the different functions in one compared to the several others we had.

Reasons for Switching to Toast POS

Cost
Christopher
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Toast is the best choice

Reviewed on 2023/03/06

Overall I would recommend this product to all restaurants. It can do it all and allows me to focus...

Overall I would recommend this product to all restaurants. It can do it all and allows me to focus on bigger things. The customer service is great.

Pros

The software is incredibly versatile. There is not much it cannot do. Highly customizable and very easy to teach to teams.

Cons

I would like the daily reports to be a little more customizable.

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Toast POS FAQs

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Toast POS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$165,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Starter: From $0 per month (Flexible payment options available) Essentials: $165 per month (3 months free on Online Ordering) Custom: Custom Price New Restaurant Basics: $110 per month

Toast POS has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Toast POS supports the following languages:

English

Toast POS supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

Toast POS integrates with the following applications:

7shifts, Avero Slingshot, BevSpot Food and Beverage Management, Chowly, Cirrus, Cohesion, Como Sense, Compeat, Craftable, CrunchTime, CrunchTime TeamworX, DAVO, DolceClock, DoorDash, Envysion Managed Video Solution, GrubHub, Harri, Homebase, HotSchedules, Incentivio, LevelUp, Marketman, Odeko, Olo, OpenTable, Paytronix, PeachWorks, Proliant, Punchh, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Raydiant, Repeat Returns, Restaurant365, Resy OS, Sauce, SevenRooms, Sling, Solink, SynergySuite, TapMango, Tock, Vestwell, Yellow Dog Inventory, xtraCHEF

Toast POS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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