Toast POS vs TouchBistro

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 TouchBistro.

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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 TouchBistro?


Integrations with market-leading partners

TouchBistro does not offer integrations with GrubHub, OpenTable, HotSchedules, SpeedETab or any payroll/labor management partners. Toast offers integrations with 70+ of the most popular restaurant technology partners.


Industry-leading handheld point of sale

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.


More software modules available

Toast offers software modules which TouchBistro does not. These include gift cards, loyalty, online ordering, delivery and option to pay-at-the-table.


Hardware built for a restaurant environment

While an iPad is a great consumer product, it often proves unreliable in high-heat, high-impact restaurant environments like the kitchen. Apple only provides specific hardware specs and sizes with no ability to add capabilities or customize the form factor. Toast allows users to choose between 10” and 15” screen options.


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 TouchBistro to Toast


Tios Mexican Cafe, a full service concept in Ann Arbor, Michigan switched from TouchBistro to Toast in 2019. 

Learn why they switched to Toast.

If we were slightly less busy, TouchBistro would be fine. Yet on Friday nights, we were overwhelming our network, and it couldn’t keep up. It seems like it was designed for a lower volume setting.

Jeremy Seaver

Owner, Tios Mexican Cafe

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