Toast POS vs Aloha

Toast is used by tens of thousands of restaurants. Toast is cloud-based, offers real-time software updates and provides industry-leading uptime, with 24/7 support.
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Top reasons to go with Toast POS

Toast products include point of sale and kiosk in the front of house, kitchen display and inventory management in the back of house, with payroll and reporting in the back office. Toast is the platform that gives you everything you need to power your restaurant.

Built for the Restaurants

Toast software and hardware are designed specifically for restaurants. Created with tight margins in mind to maximize efficiency. Toast products are built for front of house, back of house and back office operations.

Industry-Leading Handheld Point of Sale

Toast Go™ is a fully functional point of sale in the palm of your hand. Toast Go™ can fire orders and accept payments at the table. Serve more guests, turn more tables and connect your entire restaurant in real-time with Toast Go™.

Integrations with 70+ Technology Partners

Build your ideal technology stack on Toast. Integrations with 70+ of the most popular restaurant technology providers, including best-in-class partners for online ordering, scheduling, inventory and reservations.

Commitment to Restaurant Success

With Toast’s 24/7 customer support, resolve issues in real-time. Toast continually rolls out new product releases and offers cloud-based updates so your restaurant is always running as efficiently as possible.

Why choose Toast over Aloha?


Real time reports on any internet-connected device

Toast Reporting & Analytics is part of the core offering. Toast's reporting syncs all restaurant data to the cloud automatically. All data can then be accessed from anywhere, in real-time, with everything backed up to an industry standard AWS server.


Ease-of-use, edits with instant push

The design of Toast Quick Edit mode simplifies edits to two clicks. No restart or down time required. Toast allows restaurants to update their menu or prices in moments. Changes are then synced to all devices in the restaurant as well as their online ordering menu.


Best-in-class integration partners

Aloha does not offer integrations with some of the most popular restaurant partners like Checkmate, Chowly, SpeedETab or many payroll and labor providers. Toast API’s allow restaurants to easily integrate with 70+ best-in-class technology partners.


Online ordering optimized for restaurants

Toast builds an online ordering site for each customer and does not charge 3rd party commission fees. Toast online ordering has a direct integration with the point of sale that automatically syncs any change of your menu or pricing.


24/7 support and services

Toast won the 2019 G2 Crowd support team of the year. Toast has a nationwide network of in-market support specialists who partner with restaurants to ensure better service and response times.


Restaurants Who Switched From Aloha to Toast


Odd Duck, a full service concept in Austin, Texas switched from Aloha to Toast in 2018. 

Learn why they switched to Toast.

When we were using Aloha, we were serving 250 guests on a Friday night. We laugh about it now. We just finished the month of March and we're doing over 400 a night.

Cory Neel

General Manager, Odd Duck

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