Toast POS - Top Competitors (Mar 2022)

Toast POS Review
ITQlick Score: 98/100
ITQlick Rating:
(4.3/5)
Pricing: 2.8/10 - low cost
Category: Point of sale -> Toast POS review -> Toast POS competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 75 Point of sale systems
Company: Toast, Inc.
Pricing: starts at $165 per month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile
Links: Toast POS review, Toast POS alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 09, 2022

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Toast POS VS Alternatives in 2022

Toast POS is currently in competition with some of the best restaurant POS systems in the market. Some of its close competitions include Square Point of Sale, Upserve, and Tray. Below is how Toast POS compares with them:
  • Functionality: Toast POS provides features like Payroll and Team Management, Delivery Services, Order and Pay, Guest Engagement, etc. Compared to its alternatives, Upserve lacks the Payroll and Team Management feature. Tray and Square Point of Sale offer the Digital Kitchen Display System, missing from Toast POS and Upserve.
  • Customer/Industries: Toast POS is designed for the following restaurant types: Fine Dining, Casual Dining, Fast Casual, Bar & Nightclub, Cafe & Bakery, Enterprise, Food Truck, and Pizza restaurant types. In contrast, Square Point of Sale targets Retail, Food & Beverage, and professional Services. Tray targets only the Restaurant industries, and Upserve targets the following restaurant types; Bar, Coffee, Brewery, Hospitality, Pizza, Bakery, etc.
  • Cost: Toast POS has a license price starting at $165 per month, Upserve has a license price starting at $59 + $60 per POS terminal, Square Point of Sale has a license price starting at $60 Per month per location. Toast POS is currently cost rated at 4.3 out of 5 (where 1 is low cost and 4-5 is high-cost), indicating that it is a high-cost restaurant POS software.
  • Cloud-Based/On-premise: Toast POS Square Point of Sale, Upserve, and Tray are all cloud-based systems.
  • Popularity: Toast POS is averagely popular amongst its competitors as it has over 2,000 Total Employees, 70,000 Technology Partners and is used in over 230 US Regions. Tray has over 4,000 customers with approximately 11,000 employees, and Upserve has only about 200 employees.
  • Support: Toast POS has the Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, and 24/7 (Live Rep) support channels. Upserve has the Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live Rep), Chat support channels, and Tray supports; Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live Rep), and Chat support channels.

Toast POS alternatives - for small & large Business

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Toast POS that are worth checking out: LightSpeed for SMBs, Clover for large size business, PHP Point Of Sale for growing companies, and RetailEdge for low budget organizations.

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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Toast PO...
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$165 per month
Functionality
10
Best for SMBs
LightSpeed
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$69 per month
Functionality
44
Best for Enterprise
Clover
ITQlick rating
3.7/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$9.95 per month
Functionality
5
Review
Growing
PHP Poin...
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$28.25 per month
Functionality
19
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Free version
RetailEdge
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$495 per license
Functionality
32

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