Restaurant Manager - Top 4 Alternatives (Jun 2022)

Restaurant Manager Review
ITQlick Score: 83/100
ITQlick Rating: (2.8/5)
Pricing: 3.6/10 - low cost
Category: Restaurant POS -> Restaurant Manager -> Restaurant Manager competitors
Ranking:Ranked 7 out of 35 Restaurant POS systems
Company: Restaurant Manager
Pricing: starts at $199 per license
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Restaurant Manager review, Restaurant Manager alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 23, 2022

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The key competitors for Restaurant Manager are MaitreD and POSIst.

MaitreD is a point of sale system for restaurants which can be customized to meet process & branding requirements. Its options include floor management, sales & payments, marketing & promotions as well as loyalty programs. The product can also handle online ordering & deliveries with dispatch and route management, while restaurant dining can be managed with mobile POS devices that integrate with kitchen display units for food preparation.

Restaurant Manager on the other hand is offered in the cloud and as an on premise solution. While it can handle table service & food delivery, it also supports customer management, employee payroll, as well as self service kiosks for order placement. Additionally the product provides customer loyalty programs, inventory management, resource scheduling and online reservations as well.

Then there is POSIst which is offered only as a cloud solution but is mobile device ready like Restaurant Manager. It offers some additional features such as recipe management which matches menu items & ingredients for more accurate purchasing & sourcing options. Additionally it has an integrated accounting system and also connects with mobile SMS platforms for customer marketing requirements. There are also reporting tools to monitor financial & operational performance with customer smart cards to manage loyalty rewards.

Restaurant Manager does not address all of these features, but does provide its own reporting solution. However it also supports integration to third party applications such as accounting, ERP and others, as well can handle multi-store operations with a Central Manager module to manage the chain head quarters.

Restaurant Manager alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Restaurant Manager that are worth checking out:

Lavu for SMBs, Yelp Reservations for large size business, TouchBistro for growing companies, and SlickPOS for startups and SMBs.
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Restaura...
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
3.6/10
License pricing
$199 per license
Functionality
32
Best for SMBs
Lavu
ITQlick rating
3.5/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2.4/10
License pricing
$59 per month
Functionality
13
Review
Best for Enterprise
Yelp Res...
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
9.4/10
License pricing
$249 per month
Functionality
9
Growing
TouchBistro
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
10
Free version
SlickPOS
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
77/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$19 per month
Functionality
3

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.