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

Sep 15, 2016

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." 

“For over 400 years, the Massachusetts innovation legacy has been characterized by tackling big problems and each year at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala we recognize the people and organizations that enrich that proud tradition,” said Tom Hopcroft, CEO of MassTLC. “In 2016 I’m proud to include Toast, Inc. as among the Tech Leadership Award winners whose contributions to the state’s technology economy help make our region the envy of the world.”

The Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile award honors companies with unique mobile products that are greatly impacting their target market. Toast is revolutionizing how restaurants operate on a day-to-day basis with a mobile point of sale and restaurant management solution, helping restaurateurs improve operations, improve the guest experience, gain valuable business insight, and grow revenue.

This year's nominees for innovative awards in 16 different categories were elected from hundreds of nominations and evaluated by panels comprising dozens of executives, investors, analysts, media and thought leaders.

About Toast, Inc. 

Toast is an all-in-one restaurant technology platform. Built specifically for restaurants, Toast brings together many solutions from integrated online ordering to gift card and loyalty programs to labor and sales reporting all on a mobile, cloud-based POS system. Since launching Toast in 2013, the company has grown to 200+ employees and thousands of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to fast casual to national chains. Follow Toast on Twitter or go to Toast's Facebook page to learn more.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.

With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at

About Toast

Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a comprehensive platform of software as a service (SaaS) products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, payments, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. We serve as the restaurant operating system, connecting front of house and back of house operations across service models including dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering, and retail. Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences. For more information, visit