Compare Restaurant POS Systems: How TouchBistro Stacks Up

Running a restaurant is tough. Choosing the right point of sale system doesn’t have to be. TouchBistro’s ease of use, features, and comprehensive product suite make it an obvious choice for restaurateurs who want to increase sales, improve the guest experience, and save time and money.

Server talking to a customer
TouchBistro restaurant POS hardware equipment

Restaurant POS System Comparison Criteria

What makes for a powerful restaurant POS? These are the criteria we used to compare TouchBistro to other systems.

  • POS Software Features
  • Hardware
  • Add-On Solutions
  • Pricing
  • Integration Partners
  • Customer Support

How TouchBistro Compares to Other Restaurant POS Systems

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Designed for Restaurants
Get the POS built exclusively for restaurants. We’ve never wavered from our food and drink focus. Every feature and integration has been designed to solve the unique challenges of the restaurant industry.
Hybrid System
With TouchBistro's hybrid solution, you get the assurance that your restaurant will run smoothly and securely when offline, with the convenience of having your data available on the cloud.
iOS Based
Use Apple’s sleek and intuitive iOS, along with reliable iPad hardware.
1:1 Onboarding
Get your POS up and running with step-by-step installation assistance.
24/7/365 Support
Access our phone support team, available 24/7/365 and based right here in North America.
Fully Customizable Floorplan
Customize and edit your floor plan on the fly and clearly display critical factors like seated time and value by table during service.
Customizable Cloud Reporting and Analytics
Create, customize, and access reporting and analytics – anywhere, on any device, and at anytime from the cloud.
Mobile Reporting for iOS and Android
Easily access reports and analytics on your mobile device with Reports to Go apps for iOS and Android.
One-Swipe Bill Splitting and Seat Joining
Simply swipe to combine or split bills and seats using our innovative patented gesture.
Restaurant Inventory Management
Keep track of what you have in inventory at your restaurant with inventory management features that let you quickly and easily know what’s going on with your menu.
Flexible Integrated Payments Options
Choose the payment processor that’s right for your business needs, with integrated payment solutions, pay-at-table options, and the ability to easily accept all card types.
Loyalty Programs
Attract, engage, and reward loyal customers to drive revenue and improve guest experience.
Online Ordering
Build your own online ordering website. Take orders and payments directly from your platform and streamline them right into your POS.
Robust Restaurant Reservations System
Get a complete reservation and guest management platform to help manage capacity and let guests book with comfort. Accept bookings through your website and other social channels, keep centralized guest records and communicate with diners in real-time.
Self-Serve Kiosks
Allow guests to order at their own pace and build their own meals using self-service touchscreen tablets.
Kitchen Display Systems
Streamline order management for your restaurant's back-of-house by displaying all tickets at a glance on a digital screen.
Customer Facing Display
Avoid costly errors with a counter-service tablet system that faces the customer so they can visually confirm their order.
Digital Menu Board
Engage your customers while keeping the line moving with an electronic menu that displays up-to-date menu offers and can be managed right from your iPad.
Award-winning Customer Service Team
TouchBistro is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in customer service. Our knowledgeable restaurant success team is staffed with former and current restaurant servers, owners and managers.
Extensive Free Online Help Portal
Access a detailed library of self-serve support materials any time of day for free. We've got you covered with user guides, setup guides, helps videos and much more.
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See Why Restaurateurs Choose TouchBistro

TouchBistro is our fifth POS system in five years – other systems just could not keep up with our volume. Ever since we installed TouchBistro, we have been consecutively up $100,000 per month or more!

Mango's Dockside Bistro

Bill Nunn

We were working with a dinosaur of a POS before. We love that TouchBistro gives us way better control over our restaurant and eliminates input errors. Their constant improvements and great customer service really make them come out on top. Going with TouchBistro was the best decision we've made.

Salsa Salsa Smithtown

Christopher Pittsley

After reviewing several POS systems, including Square, I chose TouchBistro due to the host of options and features, ease-of-use, and reporting. TouchBistro has benefited our business in many ways – we have happier employees, quicker transactions, and have gained a better understanding of transactions and staffing.

Glacier Brewing Company

David Ayers

Resources for Choosing the Right POS

To help you make an informed decision, the TouchBistro blog offers overviews of the top modern and legacy POS systems, plus full guides that include software feature reviews, pricing, a buyer’s guide, and more.

See TouchBistro in Action

An iPad with the TouchBistro Software opened