Toast Launches Handheld POS
Restaurant technology platform Toast today unveiled Toast Go, a fully integrated point-of-sale handheld custom-built for restaurants.
Toast Go, designed by Toast, combines hardware, software, and payments in a device built to withstand the rigors of the restaurant industry. When paired with recent advancements made in Toast KDS, restaurants of all sizes can accelerate front and back of house productivity, improve table turn time, grow revenue, and deliver an amazing guest experience. Both Toast Go and Toast KDS are available.Current and prospective customers may take advantage of Toast’s “buy one Toast Go, get one free” promotion through the end of the month.
Toast Go empowers waitstaff to:
● Improved operations for restaurants of all sizes: Waitstaff can access details on which items are in or out of stock, ingredient information, and even suggested drink pairings. Servers can also receive a notification through the handheld when an order is fulfilled on the KDS, ensuring food is served hot and fresh.
● Increased speed of service for fast casual restaurants: Servers no longer need to wait for a terminal to open up; orders are fired from Toast Go directly to the kitchen.
Toast Go also supports line-busting when a queue stretches out the door; guests can order and pay in line.
● Best-in-class design for the restaurant community: Toast Go™ features an ergonomic design that makes it easy to use from open to close, and, a Wifi chipset that provides superior signal strength and fast roaming for busy restaurant staff. The device also boasts a 14+ hour battery life and a generous screen size that is large enough to avoid typos, yet slim enough to slip into a back pocket.
“Our turn times decreased dramatically with Toast Go. On Aloha, we served about 250 guests on a typical Friday night; with Toast Go, we serve over 400 guests. That equates to an extra half million dollars in annual sales,” said Cory Neel, general manager of Odd Duck in Austin, Texas. “And with more tables come more tips: servers each take home about $7,000 in additional gratuities per year with Toast Go, which helps us with employee retention. Our staff has peace of mind knowing they can pay their bills.”
When paired together, Toast Go and Toast KDS power successful restaurants through a technology platform connecting the front of house and back of house. Toast will be at booth #6254 at the National Restaurant Show, May 19-22 in Chicago.