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2024 Categories and Prizes

All winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to our local community event, Spark on Tour Boston, an exclusive dinner with Toast leaders, and a physical award in
addition to the prizes listed below. Get the full rundown of contest prizes, terms, and conditions here.

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Hospitality

Celebrates a restaurant going above and beyond to delight their guests.
Award: $10,000 and a menu refresh (~$1,000 — $2,000 value)

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Impact

Celebrates a restaurant uplifting their local community.
Award: $10,000 and a donation to their charity of choice (~$1,000 value)

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Growth

Celebrates a restaurant growing their business in innovative ways.
Award: $10,000 and one month free of software (~$1,000 value)

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2024 Toast Community Awards
Nomination Form

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Once submissions are in, here’s what happens next.

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A panel will choose three finalists for each category based on this criteria.

Voting opens

Finalists will be notified July 15 and public voting opens July 25.

Winners are notified

Winners will be notified directly and shared on both this page and Toast’s Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

A panel of Toast team members will choose three finalists for each category based on this criteria.

Criteria for written entries: 

  • Quality of written submission (i.e. easy to read, thoroughly explained, well-supported, free of typos and spelling errors).
  • How successfully does the submission, and the content in the submission, embody or symbolize the category
  • Does the submission grab your attention and excite/inspire/interest the reader?
  • Was the submission from a customer or an employee/owner of the restaurant? Did a restaurant receive multiple unrelated nominations? Does the submission in other ways embody the ethos and experience Toast wishes to associate with?

The general public will then vote on the finalists; the votes for each finalist will then be tallied and the Finalist with the most votes will be declared the winner. One winner from each category will be notified. Please note: If selected as a finalist, you will be asked to create a short video with your story to help the public vote!

Only existing Toast customers, located within the United States, who have used Toast Services (as defined in the Toast Merchant Agreement, available at https://pos.toasttab.com/merchant-agreement) for a period longer than six (6) months may apply for and be eligible to win the Contest. However, anyone may vote for a Finalist during the Voting Period to determine the Winner. Restaurants owned by employees of Sponsor or their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible for the Contest. Incomplete, unreadable, unintelligible, and fraudulent entries and any entries that violate these Official Rules will be disqualified.

The winner of each category will receive the following prizes:


Hospitality: Celebrates a restaurant going above and beyond to delight their guests.

  • Award: $10,000 and a menu refresh (~$1,000 — $2,000 value)
  • Recognition of the winner at Toast’s Spark on Tour: Boston event.
  • Round-trip travel to Boston and 2-night hotel stay for Toast’s Spark on Tour Boston event 09/15/24-09/17/2024)***


Impact: Celebrates a restaurant uplifting their local community.

  • Award: $10,000 and a donation to the winner’s charity of choice ($1,000 value)
  • Recognition of Winner at Toast’s Spark on Tour: Boston event
  • Round-trip travel to Boston and 2-night hotel stay for Toast’s Spark on Tour Boston event 09/15/24-09/17/2024)***


Growth: Celebrates a restaurant growing their business in innovative ways.

  • Award: $10,000 and one month free in software (approximately a $1,000 value)

  • Recognition of Winner at Toast’s Spark on Tour: Boston event
  • Round-trip travel to Boston and 2-night hotel stay for Toast’s Spark on Tour Boston event 09/15/24-09/17/2024)***


***Airline/carrier and hotel will be determined solely by Toast. Toast will pay for one person per winning restaurant. Winner is responsible for paying for and arranging travel accommodations for any additional individuals. Attendance/admission of any additional individuals at Toast’s company event is in Toast’s sole discretion, and Toast reserves the right to remove any individuals from the company event at any time and for any reason.

We won’t be sharing the number of votes publicly or with the winners.

Finalists will be notified by Monday, July 15, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST via email.

To be considered for the Toast Community Awards, you’ll have to be a Toast customer for at least six months prior to June 17, 2024. (The day nominations open!)

Feel free to email ToastCommunityAwards@toasttab.com with your question, and we’ll do our best to respond in a timely manner.