Toast Customer Story

Daddy O's Implements Toast POS on a Shoestring Budget

Daddy O’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina offers homestyle Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. The daily menu is based on what chef Jesse Lopez feels like whipping up each morning. Toast empowers Daddy O’s to be spontaneous with their menu and offers the type of flexibility a full-service restaurant needs.

Jesse Lopez is a restaurant veteran with more than 35 years of industry experience. A native of Texas, Jesse identified a need for an upscale Mexican restaurant in San Antonio and was equipped with the culinary skills to make it happen. 

A POS System on a Cash Register Budget

Just one week before opening, Jesse and the Daddy O’s team were prepared to rough it with just a basic cash register rather than pay for a traditional point-of-sale system. They learned about Toast just in time.

“I didn’t think we could afford a complete POS system. I’ve dealt with the big vendors before and there was no way we could pay those fees. Toast fits our budget and offers more than I ever expected from a POS system.” - Jesse

The Toast implementation team worked closely with Daddy O’s to completely install the system and train their staff. And, because POS customer support is included in the low monthly rate, Daddy O’s has a reliable resource to call 24/7.

“Toast came onsite and installed the entire system. Then they completely set up the menu and trained the entire staff. As we discovered changes and modifications that were needed, Toast was either onsite or available to help by phone any time of day or night.” - Jesse

Improving Kitchen Accuracy

Jesse doesn’t have to worry about his servers’ legible handwriting because Toast fires tickets – complete with modifiers and special requests – to the kitchen directly from the tablet interface. With a mostly Spanish-speaking staff, Jesse has also found the ability to print tickets in other languages extremely valuable.

“Toast sends all orders right from the terminal to the kitchen. No more chicken scratch handwritten tickets and no more mistakes. That saves me a ton of money!” - Jesse

Flexible Orders & Payments

When it comes to ordering and payment, customization and ease-of-use are crucial for Daddy O’s business. With Jesse at the helm, the menu is constantly changing. Toast’s Quick Edit Mode and 86 Countdown gives manager Melissa Hernandez control over what’s available on the menu in real-time.

“Jesse is very creative and likes to show off his culinary skills and that means I have to create daily specials. With Toast, all my changes are immediately updated on every terminal in the restaurant.” - Melissa

Any server will tell you that check management can be one of the biggest headaches of the job. With Toast, Daddy O’s staff can easily split and combine checks by number of guests, seat number, or individual menu item.

"We get quite a few large parties here and at the end of the meal they will announce wanting split checks. With Toast, that’s no problem. Sometimes a customer will offer to pay for a police officer or fireman’s bill. Our servers can easily accommodate that request by combining tabs in Toast.” - Melissa

Toast is built to accommodate new and creative restaurants like Daddy O’s. By investing in an affordable and innovative restaurant point of sale system from the beginning, Daddy O’s was able to set itself up for success before their doors even opened.

“Toast has exceeded our expectations and been a livesaver for our business. We're so glad we found them before we opened!”

Jesse Lopez


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