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Toast Review: A Great All-in-one Point-of-sale Solution

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Toast is a complete mobile point of sale (POS) solution designed specifically for restaurants and bars. The new release adds additional functionality, including online ordering and menu management, to the company’s already impressive array of features.

A fully integrated POS system like Toast is a great way to maximize efficiency and customer satisfaction. This review will cover all the features of Toast, including its fixed restaurant POS system, mobile tablet POS for tableside ordering and payment, customer loyalty program, and more.

Toast Features

Toast offers a full suite of features to help your restaurant operate more efficiently, including:

  • Toast Go: A standalone order and payment terminal that allows you to process transactions without an internet connection.
  • Toast Pay: A contactless payment solution that works with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and chip cards.
  • Toast Order Ahead: This allows customers to order online for pickup. Toast integrates with UberEats for third-party delivery options.
  • Toast Inventory: Track inventory with a configurable par level and automatic alerts when stock runs low.
  • Reporting: Generate customizable reports from sales data to analyze your business performance across multiple locations and time periods.

Toast Pricing

Toast takes the guesswork out of choosing a POS system by offering a comprehensive all-in-one solution that includes hardware and software. 

Toast offers three plans: 

  • Toast Go ($79/month), 
  • Toast Kitchen Display System ($149/month) and 
  • Toast Table Service ($199/month).

In addition to the software subscription, each plan requires customers to buy a base package that includes an iPad stand and Toast’s payment terminal. The base package costs $1,299 for the Go plan, $1,699 for the Kitchen Display System plan, and $2,999 for the Table Service plan.

Last Words

In addition to the POS system itself, Toast offers an Android tablet as a hardware option. This is a huge departure from the usual model for POS systems where you have to buy your own hardware or go with the dedicated hardware that comes with your system. With Toast, you can order your preferred tablet from Amazon, rent from Toast, or buy from Toast at a discounted price.