We've Announced the
2020 Toasty Award Winners!

The Toasty Awards honor the hard work and ingenuity of the Toast restaurant community. To catch the latest Toasty Awards news, follow @toasttab on Instagram and Twitter, and use #ToastyAwards20

Check out the winner of each category below

Herb and Beet

Spring, TX

Herb & Beet is an independently owned, fast casual restaurant serving farm fresh made-to-order food, opened in Woodland, TX in June 2018 by husband and wife team Josh and E’Leece Lorey. Their kitchen line, customer experience, and workflow were built from the ground up with Toast’s technology in mind, making use of multiple KDS terminals, handhelds, a self-ordering kiosk, and Toast’s payroll and analytics tools to maximize efficiency and provide unique customer-facing pizzazz.

Dempsey's Brewery

Watertown, SD

The tight-knit team at Dempsey’s Brewery in Watertown, SD is a well-oiled machine. Most have been on staff for the last 5 years, while others have worked at Dempsey’s Brewery for 10 years! Between an annual highway cleanup, chamber of commerce and visitor bureau support, #publife, and charity/collab brews, this family-focused work environment encourages community engagement both with guests and with each other.

The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI is a craft brewery, pizzeria, and live music venue committed to helping their community wherever they can, in any way they are able. Whether through their monthly Earthworks artists series, or weekly community nights that have seen The Livery partner with a total of 37 different organizations in 2019 alone, or through donating proceeds of an always-on-tap collaboration beer to a local arts center, they work tirelessly to make an impact on local community programs.

Founded in Austin, TX in 1998, Mobile Loaves & Fishes food trucks aim to provide food, clothing and other life-sustaining items to homeless men and women. With over 5.5 million meals served, Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless in Central Texas. Their cooking program provides a way for men and women who have experienced homelessness to earn a dignified income by applying their culinary skills.


Steve Fredette

President & Co-Founder, Toast

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

Owner, Flour Bakery

Emmanuelle Skala

Emmanuelle Skala

SVP of Customer Success, Toast


The panel of judges will review applications and determine the top 5 finalists for each of the four award categories. Our judges have been selected for their commitment to helping restaurants thrive, and for their involvement in the food community.

"As 2019 Toasty Award winners in the ‘Masters of Technology’ category, we see our win as a win for the restaurant community. We’re living proof that Toast’s cloud-based restaurant technology empowers restaurants of all sizes to streamline operations, protect their businesses, and do more for their teams."

Brandon Smith,

Cousin's Bar-B-Q


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I'm A Toast Customer — How Do I Apply?

If your restaurant has been using Toast for 6 months or more, you can submit an application for your restaurant to an award category of your choice. Applications close at 11:59pm ET on 11/22/2019. You may submit an application for more than one category, but your restaurant will only be selected as a finalist for one award category. Follow @toasttab and #ToastyAwards20 on social media to stay updated!

How Are Winners Selected?

Finalists are selected by the Judges from a pool of applications submitted from the Toast customer community. Finalists will be announced on 12/9/2019 and voting will open to the public at that time. A winner is selected based on total votes accumulated for each restaurant finalist in each award category. Winners will be notified 1/6/2020 and publicly announced on 1/31/2020.

Past Winners

Cousin’s Bar-B-Q: Master of Technology

Yours Truly Restaurant: Greatest Staff of All Time

Sidewall Pizza Company: Local Community Advocate

Wurstküche: Food for Thought Leadership