Restaurant POS Blog Posts

Kitchen display system

What Is A KDS & How Do They Work?

You may need a KDS in your restaurant if you offer multiple ordering methods (at the counter or the table, drive-thru order window, online, etc.), currently run into order errors and slow turnaround time because kitchen staff has a hard time deciphering order tickets, have a restaurant with more than one prep station, or want to cut down on your physical paper usage.

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Mar 7, 2024 Filed under: Point of Sale, Restaurant POS

How Much Does A Restaurant POS System Cost?

Small restaurants and food trucks will likely only need one countertop POS system with basic inventory management, so we recommend a simple POS system setup that meets a smaller budget. These businesses can save money with a free restaurant POS system like Square For Restaurants and affordable Square POS hardware ($59-$799).

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Mar 7, 2024 Filed under: Point of Sale, Restaurant POS
toast pricing

Complete Toast Pricing Guide For 2024

Toast POS costs $0-$165+/month for POS system software, $627-$1,034 for POS hardware, and 2.49%-3.69% in payment processing fees unless you get a custom quote on a Toast POS pricing plan. Add-ons like Toast Payroll and Toast Kitchen Display System also require a custom quote.

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Jan 11, 2024 Filed under: Point of Sale, Restaurant POS
Toast alternatives

The 5 Best Toast Competitors

If Toast seems pricey or too restrictive, check out one or more of the restaurant POS systems on this list. Most of them offer a free trial or free demo that you can use to test out the system before committing. A lot of these Toast competitors offer month-to-month contracts (or no contracts at all) making it easier for you to move between systems if needed to find your perfect fit.

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Mar 15, 2024 Filed under: Point of Sale, Restaurant POS
Woman worker manager of restaurant holding wireless payment terminal

5 Best Restaurant POS Systems In Australia

Restaurant POS systems help business owners in Australia take orders, accept payments, create menus, manage inventory, and generate sales reports. The best restaurant POS systems in Australia have online ordering capabilities, a loyalty program builder, advanced inventory management, and offline payment acceptance.

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Dec 11, 2023 Filed under: Restaurant POS