Toast POS vs Clover

Toast is used by tens of thousands of restaurants. Toast is cloud-based, offers real-time software updates and provides industry-leading uptime, with 24/7 support.
See how it compares to Clover.

Top reasons to go with Toast POS

Toast products include point of sale and kiosk in the front of house, kitchen display and inventory management in the back of house, with payroll and reporting in the back office. Toast is the platform that gives you everything you need to power your restaurant.

Built for the Restaurants

Toast software and hardware are designed specifically for restaurants. Created with tight margins in mind to maximize efficiency. Toast products are built for front of house, back of house and back office operations.

Industry-Leading Handheld Point of Sale

Toast Go™ is a fully functional point of sale in the palm of your hand. Toast Go™ can fire orders and accept payments at the table. Serve more guests, turn more tables and connect your entire restaurant in real-time with Toast Go™.

Integrations with 70+ Technology Partners

Build your ideal technology stack on Toast. Integrations with 70+ of the most popular restaurant technology providers, including best-in-class partners for online ordering, scheduling, inventory and reservations.

Commitment to Restaurant Success

With Toast’s 24/7 customer support, resolve issues in real-time. Toast continually rolls out new product releases and offers cloud-based updates so your restaurant is always running as efficiently as possible.

Why choose Toast over Clover?


Handhelds with tableside ordering and payments

Toast Go™ is a custom-built 6" handheld designed for comfort, complete with a strap to make one hand use easy. Toast Go™ syncs with all other devices in the restaurant and give servers the ability to take orders and accept payments at the table.


Online ordering optimized for restaurants

Clover no longer offers an integrated online ordering option. Toast builds an online ordering site for each customer and does not charge 3rd party commission fees. Toast online ordering has a direct integration with the point of sale that automatically syncs any change to your menu or pricing.


24/7 support and services

Toast won the 2019 G2 Crowd support team of the year. Toast has a nationwide network of in-market support specialists who partner with restaurants to ensure better service and response times.


Reliable network complete with offline-mode

Toast is cloud-based, with industry-leading uptime. When Wi-Fi is down, Toast has an automatic, synchronous switch to offline mode. You can continue to accept credit card payments and run operations seamlessly during offline mode.


Training and support from Toast team

Toast has a local presence in 230+ cities across the United States. These local sales, support and implementation specialists allow Toast to support every restaurant on the platform and make sure they are getting the most value from Toast.


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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