Toast POS vs. Clover Restaurant POS

Invest in a restaurant point of sale system that’s built for restaurants, not retail. Toast’s all-in-one, restaurant-specific platform provides you with the tools you need to scale and succeed in the restaurant business.

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Top reasons to go with Toast vs. Clover Restaurant POS

Clover won’t bring you luck, just a limited list of products. If you're weighing out Clover for Restaurants vs. Toast, go with the restaurant-specific platform with products available every stage of growth, from a pop-up restaurant to a multi-location business.

Toast is built specifically for restaurants

Toast software and hardware are designed specifically for restaurants and built on Android, providing a more stable and durable experience for your restaurant.

The Toast product suite supports your restaurant as you grow

Invest in a reliable platform with features available to support your restaurant through every stage of growth. 

Toast point of sale system integrates with 100+ technology partners

Our growing list of of best-in-class partners means you'll get access to the partners you need to run your restaurant. From delivery, to scheduling, to inventory and reservations, our integration partners have every aspect of running a restaurant covered. 

Toast is committed to the success of the restaurant industry

Toast is committed to the success of our customers and the restaurant industry as a whole. Speak to a member of our team today about how Toast can help you through the COVID-19 restaurant recovery process.

Why Choose Toast vs. Clover Restaurant POS?



Toast is Designed for Restaurants

Toast products and hardware were specifically developed for the rigors front and back of house face during a shift, while Clover is better suited for small, retail businesses.

Many restaurants outgrow Clover as they expand their business and face new obstacles. Go with the restaurant-specific platform that provides you with tools to help you scale. You’re growing, we’re growing – it's a match made in heaven.

The restaurant-specific benefits of choosing Toast vs. Clover

  • Only Serve Restaurants

  • Kitchen Display Systems

  • Order & Pay at the Table

  • Restaurant Grade Hardware

  • Multi-Unit Management

  • Preauthorization

All-in-one Point of Sale and Restaurant Payroll

Payroll has been clunky and time-consuming for long enough. Don’t waste time and energy looking multiple places for valuable payroll insights and information. Toast Payroll & Team Management automates the complicated, manual processes involved with running restaurant payroll, saving you time and money to devote where it matters most: Your business.

Why to Choose Toast vs. Clover for all-in-one point of sale and payroll

  • Time Cards


  • Multi-Location Employee Management

  • 
Automated In-House Payroll

  • Fraud Reports

  • Employee Scheduling


  • Compliant with Federal and Local Labor Laws



Restaurant Digital Ordering Suite

With Toast Online Ordering, guests can order food online directly from your restaurant’s website. No commissions, no hidden fees. Orders are sent directly to your restaurant point of sale so nothing is lost in translation. Toast provides forced modifiers, pictures for your menu and ordering slots for preordering, while Clover is designed for retail stores, not restaurants, and may lack key online ordering functionality you need. 

Why Toast online ordering is better suited for restaurants than Clover

  • Forced Modifiers

  • Contactless Delivery and Pickup

  • Contactless Payments

  • Integrated Loyalty

  • Delivery Services

  • Takeout & Delivery App

Payment Processing & Financing Options

All in one means all in one: Toast is your single partner for point of sale, payment processing, financing, customer care, and more. Payment processing fees paid to Toast are reinvested to improve the platform you use each day to power your restaurant. Toast provides your restaurant with a custom payment processing rate based on the characteristics of your business.

The benefits of choosing Toast vs. Clover for payments and financing options

  • Integrated Debit and Credit Card Processing

  • 0% Interest Financing Option

  • Simple, Transparent, Customized Rates

  • Pay-As-You-Go, All-in-One Rate Option

  • No Hidden Fees and No Padded Markups

  • Single Point of Contact for Support

Award-winning customer care

While Clover and Toast both offer 24/7 support, only Toast has a nationwide network of in-market support specialists in 230+ cities who can meet in person, ensuring better service and response times.

Reasons to choose Toast vs. Clover for quality customer care

  • 24/7/365 Customer Care

  • Award Winning Support (Silver Stevie)

  • Online Educational Resources

  • Online Customer Community

  • Onsite Support

  • Restaurant Community Awards

Restaurants Who Switched From Clover to Toast

 The Goat & Vine, a full service concept based in Riverside County, California switched from Clover to Toast in 2018. 

Learn why they switched to Toast.



Clover couldn’t keep pace with our business. It may be a good solution for a small retail store, but when you’re dealing with a high-volume restaurant, Clover’s functionality leaves much to be desired.

Nathan Rivera

Director of Operations, The Goat & Vine

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