Press Releases

Toast Restaurant POS Announces Massive 2016 Growth with Over $2 Billion in Transactions

Posted by Karen DeVincent on January 17, 2017 9:00 AM

Market-leading Point of Sale System Used by Restaurants in 49 States across the Nation

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Toast goes big at “BostInno 50 on Fire 2016”

Posted by Karen DeVincent on December 8, 2016 10:00 AM

Toast customers Barismo, Flour and Porto/Trade/Saloniki have been named winners alongside our very own Ellie Mirman, VP of Marketing

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Toast Inventory Solution Delivers Improved Operations, Transparency and Cost-Savings to Restaurants

Posted by Ellie Mirman on November 1, 2016 9:36 AM

Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform, today announced the rollout of Inventory, a unique product solution that provides restaurant operators with consistent and accurate inventory management and reporting, resulting in improved operations, better transparency and a more profitable business.

“We’ve seen incremental improvements in inventory variance ever since we implemented Toast inventory,” says Mike Peasland, business manager of Sambazon. “We’ve reduced variances from five percent to below two percent by more closely adhering to recipes and controlling waste.”

“Having accurate, consistent and accessible information in the restaurant industry is critical. Toast’s Inventory solution empowered us to make better sense of our data so we could then make more intelligent decisions to improve our bottom line,” said Max Seel, co-founder & chief financial officer of Oath Craft Pizza. “We can notice when there’s something wrong and then we can go figure out how to fix that. Restaurants that aren’t utilizing Toast Inventory are missing out on a really powerful feature.”

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Seventy-Nine Percent of Diners Say Technology Improves Their Restaurant Experience

Posted by Ellie Mirman on October 12, 2016 9:30 AM

New Study from Toast Reveals Consumer Preferences for Technology in the Restaurant Space

Seventy-nine percent of consumers agree that technology improves their restaurant experience, according to a survey conducted by Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform. The finding was unveiled as part of the Toast Restaurant Technology in 2016 Dining Report, released today, which analyzes responses from more than 1,100 diners, revealing how they feel about consumer-facing technologies in the restaurant space – including identifying the technologies they use most frequently, and those they could do without.

According to the study, a significant 88 percent of participants report that they have placed an online order through a restaurant’s website, with 27 percent stating they use online ordering on a weekly basis. Further, 62 percent of respondents have chosen to place mobile orders using their smartphones or tablets when this technology option has been available.

Among the technology features consumers find most important, online reservations topped the list with 36 percent of votes, followed by free WiFi at 23 percent and mobile or online ordering at 19 percent.

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Pieology Pizzeria Partners with Toast POS

Posted by Ellie Mirman on September 26, 2016 9:40 AM

Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform, announced today that it has partnered with Pieology Pizzeria, a leader in the fast casual pizza segment, to serve as the company’s point-of-sale (POS) platform. The agreement includes Pieology’s nearly 130 restaurants currently in operation as well as future locations, which is expected to reach more than 200 units by 2017.

“Pieology was in need of a technology platform that served as the basis for everything happening in our restaurants,” said Rich Long, director of IT for Pieology Pizzeria. “We needed a system that streamlined orders, was the right fit for our franchisees, increased our capacity for online orders and above all else – helped us best serve our customers. With its cloud-based functionality, flexible hardware options, and customer-focused support, Toast is helping us meet our business and growth goals, both immediate and long-term.”

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Toast Wins 2016 Mass TLC Award, Innovative Mobile Technology of the Year

Posted by Allie Tetreault on September 15, 2016 10:47 AM

BOSTON – This Wednesday, MassTLC named Toast, Inc. the winner of the Innovative Mobile Technology of the Year award at the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala. The event celebrated the state's spirit of innovation, as hundreds of the region's most influential executives, community leaders, business luminaries and media gathered at the Seaport World Trade Center. 

"We're out to make the lives of our customers easier through innovation and to make the customer experience better," said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast, as he accepted the award. "That's what drives us; that's what excites us. Thank you, Toasters. We're buliding a great team here." 

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Toast Restaurant POS to Enhance the Dining Experience with Samsung Pay

Posted by Derek Stangle on September 13, 2016 8:55 AM

Toast Restaurant POS, a mobile restaurant technology company, today announced compatibility with Samsung Pay to enable tableside payments using tablet POS devices.

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

Posted by Ellie Mirman on September 7, 2016 10:46 AM

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.”

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Restaurants Using Toast for Online Ordering See 23 Percent Larger Check Size Online Over In-Store Orders

Posted by Ellie Mirman on August 24, 2016 9:35 AM

All-in-One Restaurant Technology Platform Optimizes Online Ordering Capabilities for QSR and FSR Operators 

Toast Restaurant POS, an all-in-one restaurant technology platform, unveiled today that its online ordering restaurant clients see a 23 percent larger average check size on online orders over in-store orders. The finding comes as part of Toast’s analysis of its customers’ performance and success related to sales transactions via the Toast Online Ordering Platform. The Company recently rolled out new and enhanced features designed to help streamline process and optimize capabilities for restaurant operators in the full-service and quick-serve categories.

“The demand for and use of online ordering is driving impressive numbers for our customers and is among the most significant growth opportunities facing restaurants industry-wide,” said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. “With these new enhancements to Toast’s online ordering platform, we are arming our clients with the best technology and greatest ability to capture that demand, seamlessly execute service, and provide the best brand experience to customers who order online.”

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Toast Named Finalist for Innovative Mobile Tech of the Year and Coolest Company in Boston

Posted by Ellie Mirman on July 20, 2016 3:39 PM

Toast, the rapidly growing POS system company founded in Massachusetts, was named as a finalist for MassTLC's Innovative Mobile Tech of the Year Award and BostInno's Coolest Companies competition yesterday. The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council gathered on July 19 to announce finalists for their technology leadership awards. The awards shine a spotlight on the best of the region's internationally respected tech industry in 16 categories. Toast was named a finalist in the Innovative Technology of the Year: Mobile category, and Toast co-founder Aman Narang was named a finalist in the Emerging Executive of the Year category.

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