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Forbes Names Toast as Rising Star on First-Ever World’s Best 100 Cloud Companies List

Sep 07, 2016

Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform, has been recognized by Forbes as leading the Enterprise Mobile Category on the first-ever Cloud 100: Rising Stars list. The 2016 Forbes Cloud 100 is the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world and its 20 Rising Stars are being recognized as the most innovative and promising young companies in each of their respective categories. The complete list will appear in the October 4, 2016 issue of Forbes magazine.


“From its very inception, Toast was built with a cloud-first mentality,” said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. “With the cloud, our platform is able to provide the most flexible, accessible and easy-to-use interface to our restaurant clients, and a superior customer experience for their guests. We are truly honored to be named a Forbes Rising Star and are proud to represent the Enterprise Mobile category of this prestigious list of companies innovating and transforming business through the cloud.”

The first-ever Forbes Cloud 100 list profiles the world’s top-tier private companies leading the cloud technology revolution, as well as one Rising Star company, chosen as a category stand-out in each of the following business categories: Analytics, Content Management, Customer Feedback, Cyber Security, Data Infrastructure, Design, Developer Platform, Education, Enterprise Mobile, Finance, Healthcare, HR, Industry Software, Information Services, IT Operations, Marketing Automation, Network Security, Nonprofit, Productivity, and Sales.

The Forbes 2016 Cloud 100 and Rising Stars were selected by a panel of judges representing leading public cloud companies, using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees, along with publically available third-party data sources. To view the list, please visit

Toast’s all-in-one, cloud-based platform seamlessly integrates the restaurant point of sale (POS) with other critical management systems, allowing easy access from any internet-connected device and enabling restaurant operators to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. Toast offers advanced functionality to manage the day to day operations of the restaurant, including quick menu modifications, real-time enterprise reporting, online ordering, and labor management on an easy-to-use interface. The platform also features revenue-driving tools including physical and digital gift cards, loyalty programs and online ordering.

About Toast

Launched in 2013, Toast powers successful restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant POS, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications. By pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences. Toast was named to the 2019 Forbes Fintech 50, 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Finals, 2018 Forbes Cloud 100, and recognized as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America on the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500. Learn more at

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