Toast POS vs Square

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 Square.

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 Square?


Able to scale as restaurants grow

Many restaurants outgrow Square as they add more customers, more complex service types, new digital ordering options or new locations. Toast's restaurant specific features (check splitting, modifier options), additional software modules (handhelds, online ordering) and multi-location management tools make Toast the better fit for growing restaurants.


Online Ordering Optimized for Restaurants

Square Online Stores are designed for retail stores, not restaurants. Square lacks features like delivery or ability to modify online orders. 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.


Self Service Kiosks for Guest Ordering

Toast self service kiosks give guests flexibility in how they order. An easy-to-use interface allows guest to place their orders and receive a text notification when their order is ready. Toast kiosks are connected to the point of sale, so any changes are synced between the two.


Synchronous Offline Mode

Toast is cloud-based, with industry-leading uptime. If 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.


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.


Restaurants Who Switched From Square to Toast

Mr. Sandwich, a fast casual concept based in Whittier, California, switched from Square to Toast in 2019.

Learn why they switched to Toast.

After switching to Toast, we saw an immediate jump of 30% in sales. Not only that, but now over 40% of our sales are coming from Toast Online Ordering.

Charlie Lopez

Marketing Consultant, Mr. Sandwich

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