Restaurant Manager - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 18, 2021

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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.

2021's Top Restaurant Manager Alternatives

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)
Functionality
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Restaurant
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
$69 per user/month
Functionality
13
Review
Best for Enterprise
Yelp
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
9.4/10
License pricing
$249 per month
Functionality
9
Review
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

1. Lavu - Best for SMBs

Lavu is an alternative Restaurant POS software, Lavu installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Lavu, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

Lavu is rated 3.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Lavu offers 13 main features). compare head to head: Lavu Vs Restaurant Manager

2. Yelp Reservations - Best for Large Business

Yelp Reservations is an alternative Restaurant POS software, Yelp Reservations installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Yelp Reservations, with a pricing score of 9.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

Yelp Reservations is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Yelp offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Yelp Reservations Vs Restaurant Manager

3. TouchBistro - Best for Growing Companies

TouchBistro is an alternative Restaurant POS software, TouchBistro installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TouchBistro, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

TouchBistro is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TouchBistro offers 10 main features). compare head to head: TouchBistro Vs Restaurant Manager

4. SlickPOS - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

SlickPOS is an alternative Restaurant POS software, SlickPOS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SlickPOS, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

SlickPOS is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SlickPOS offers 3 main features). compare head to head: SlickPOS Vs Restaurant Manager

5. CAKE Point of Sale

CAKE Point of Sale is an alternative Restaurant POS software, CAKE Point of Sale installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. CAKE Point of Sale, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

CAKE Point of Sale is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (CAKE offers 7 main features). compare head to head: CAKE Point of Sale Vs Restaurant Manager

6. POSbistro

POSbistro is an alternative Restaurant POS software, POSbistro installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. POSbistro, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

POSbistro is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (POSbistro offers 3 main features). compare head to head: POSbistro Vs Restaurant Manager

7. MarketMan

MarketMan is an alternative Restaurant POS software, MarketMan installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. MarketMan, with a pricing score of 8 is considered more expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

MarketMan is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (MarketMan offers 11 main features). compare head to head: MarketMan Vs Restaurant Manager

8. SynergySuite for Restaurants

SynergySuite for Restaurants is an alternative Restaurant POS software, SynergySuite for Restaurants installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SynergySuite for Restaurants, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

SynergySuite for Restaurants is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SynergySuite offers 15 main features). compare head to head: SynergySuite for Restaurants Vs Restaurant Manager

9. Squirrel POS

Squirrel POS is an alternative Restaurant POS software, Squirrel POS used on the cloud, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Squirrel POS, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

Squirrel POS is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Squirrel offers 9 main features). compare head to head: Squirrel POS Vs Restaurant Manager

10. BIM POS

BIM POS is an alternative Restaurant POS software, BIM POS used on the cloud, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BIM POS is considered same cost to implement ($500 per license) as Restaurant Manager, both with a pricing score of 3.6.

BIM POS is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BIM offers 11 main features). compare head to head: BIM POS Vs Restaurant Manager

11. Schedulefly

Schedulefly is an alternative Restaurant POS software, Schedulefly installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Schedulefly, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

Schedulefly is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Schedulefly offers 4 main features). compare head to head: Schedulefly Vs Restaurant Manager

12. Sapaad

Sapaad is an alternative Restaurant POS software, Sapaad installed on-premises or used cloud based, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Sapaad, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

Sapaad is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Sapaad offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Sapaad Vs Restaurant Manager

13. 2TouchPOS

2TouchPOS is an alternative Restaurant POS software, 2TouchPOS installed on-premises, Restaurant Manager can be used on-premises and on the cloud. 2TouchPOS, with a pricing score of 6.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Restaurant Manager with a score of 3.6.

2TouchPOS is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (2TouchPOS offers 17 main features). compare head to head: 2TouchPOS Vs Restaurant Manager

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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.