About TouchBistro

TouchBistro has been named the Best POS System for Restaurant for three years running, by Business News Daily. Our prize winning factor is that TouchBistro’s iPad POS system is designed for and by restaurant service staff to meet the specific needs of the industry with 24/7 expert support from former restaurant servers, managers, and owners.

Whether you’re full-service or quick-service, TouchBistro helps to increase sales, improve service, and make better business decisions. Manage tableside orders, floor plans & tables, mobile payment processing, staff & scheduling, iPad menu management, inventory management and loyalty right from the iPad. Plus, access reporting & analytics in the cloud from anywhere, at anytime.

Pricing starting from:

US$69.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of TouchBistro

● TouchBistro’s Tableside Ordering is designed to help staff fulfill orders faster and more accurately while upselling high-margin menu items or modifiers. Features like one-touch bill splitting, personalizable menu display modes, and one-swipe seat joining let your servers focus on the customer.

● TouchBistro’s table and floor plan management features allow you to accurately layout your business’s floor plan in your point of sale. Take orders, transfer customers, and manage your floor with a visual interface that allows you to improve service.

● Take credit, debit, and cash payments wherever you are. TouchBistro simplifies payment with multiple credit card payment processor and EMV-compliant device options, as well as robust support for non-integrated payments and traditional cash drawers.

● TouchBistro has been designed for and by restaurant service staff, with features and customization options to tailor your menus specifically to the way you run your restaurant, so you can improve service times and increase sales.

● TouchBistro has a ton of features designed to make it easier for you to keep your staff moving, keep them honest, and reduce the overhead necessary to schedule, track, measure, and enable their success.

● TouchBistro allows you to take care of your top customers with tools for managing customer accounts, remembering and rewarding your key clientele, running accounts, and personalizing service.

● TouchBistro’s Inventory Management features help you keep track of what you have in inventory at your restaurant. TouchBistro’s approach ensures you can quickly and easily know what’s going on with your products without formulas and spreadsheets.

● TouchBistro’s comprehensive reporting allows you to make better business decisions with dozens of different and critical reports available right on the iPad or on any device, anytime, anywhere through the cloud portal.

● TouchBistro’s support has won multiple customer service awards with a team built up of former and current restaurant servers, owners, and managers. TouchBistro combines industry knowledge with support tools to offer support 24/7, 365 days a year.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$69.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to TouchBistro

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Features

Total features of TouchBistro: 60

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Built-in Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Management
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • For Restaurants
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitchen / Menu Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Online Ordering
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Pub POS
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Returns Tracking
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Table Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Tips Management
  • Wait List Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5
(328)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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Paul M. Paul M.
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  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

For iPad soulution for busy restaurants, this is your answer!

Reviewed on 8/10/2016

I have a higher volume seafood restaurant in Key West Fl called The Stoned Crab. We wanted a system...

I have a higher volume seafood restaurant in Key West Fl called The Stoned Crab. We wanted a system where wait staff could service multiple tables while taking orders with out having to go to a main terminal. After trying another system and seeing others that relied upon cloud support and internet we were left with a crashed system and back to basics. A good resturantuer recommended Touch Bistro, I can tell you things are now amazing, the systems works incredible off its own network(yes you loose internet and never skip a beat) it's fast, reliable and the customer support and tech can't be beat. I really lost faith in entering the market with iPads after a big faluire, but Touch Bistro made me a believer and goes out of there way to find new ways to give us data and programs that we want. To sum it up, if you want to increase service, business, effiency and have happy staff.....You just found the right system, take it from me who found then latter than sooner, you won't regret.
Paul Menta

Pros

Customer support, fast system, no internet needed to run, menu photos and special items to show to customers at table, data to watch your bottom line and a ton more.

Cons

No chip card swipe yet, I would say more program features, but when I asked for more they made more. I am having trouble with this part as the programming can be a bit tech, but they help you and then your good.

Brent M. Brent M.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Slick, powerful & user-friendly in a small package

Reviewed on 19/11/2019

This is our day-to-day workhorse software to run our retail store and bottle shop at our brewery....

This is our day-to-day workhorse software to run our retail store and bottle shop at our brewery. Could not live without it. Internet outages make everyone panic now!

Pros

The software is incredibly intuitive and has an extremely high level of functionality within its simple user interface.

Cons

The one issue we have is the inflexible partnership TouchBistro has with Apple. Thousands of dollars of hardware must be purchased to run TouchBistro, and there is almost no flexibility in what you are allowed to by to run it.

Alternatives Considered

Square Point of Sale and Vend

Reasons for Choosing TouchBistro

TouchBistro is a much more powerful option for splitting up tables and creating tabs in our taproom.

Switched From

Vend

Reasons for Switching to TouchBistro

Intuitive nature, ease of use, flexibility of software.
Chip D. Chip D.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

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Reviewed on 5/11/2021

We have not yet implemented after 6 months or working with Touchbistro to resolve our issues. We...

We have not yet implemented after 6 months or working with Touchbistro to resolve our issues. We have dealt with over 15 different people without a solution.

Pros

We liked that it is portable and easy to use with familiar hardware (ipads)

Cons

This isnt a Con for the software but the tools surrounding its use. We clearly defined our needs to use this tool outside as over 50% of our customer seating is outdoors. We have been able to take orders and submit them fine using the ipads, but the tools used to close out tickets and process payments at those outdoor tables did not work as sold or promised. Touchbistro has refused credit on those devices and has yet to offer a workable solution.

Response from TouchBistro

Hey Chip, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear that TouchBistro isn't working out for you, and I would like to escalate this with our management team. Please send me an email to [email protected] with the name your account is under so we can look into things further.
- Carly at TouchBistro

Michelle R. Michelle R.
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

A Big Steaming Pile o'POS!!

Reviewed on 24/3/2021

Their tech support is a joke, it takes all day to get a hold of someone, unless of course they have...

Their tech support is a joke, it takes all day to get a hold of someone, unless of course they have just rolled out an update that is writhe with errors, then it may take as much as two days to get through to their support. It's really fun when a pos- pos update makes your visa service go out for an entire day. This company is in way to far over their heads. The system is not reliable and neither is their tech support. I just called and 24/7 tech support means someone who knows NOTHING answers the phone and tells you to call back the next day or go on your tablet and submit X to data support team tomorrow. You must have gotten paid for this review. You obviously have not experienced the product first hand!!!

The worst part is my complaints and problems got escalated to [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] told me he would work to get me out of this system and out of my 2 year visa contract with Chase. I started talking to him in January and he has now ghosted me. No contact, no follow through. It's going to the lawyers now.

Pros

I thought this would have a better interface than what I had been using. And while it is a little sexier and the touchscreen is handy, but those small benefits our out weighed by the other problems with their lack of competent support and other functionality.

Cons

The biggest problem is that they oversold and under delivered. They told me that all my current printers would work with their requirements. Opps get ready to go live, go live and then find out you have to purchase a $350 printer bc your visa printer isn't "actually compatible" after all. Print all of your visa slips to a boh printer and run to the kitchen to retrieve them for a week while the new printer arrives- so much fun!!! They didn't explain that each device must have it's own Moby Visa device, no problem, that's only about $200+ to get another one of those. Sales person sold me on how they set up your menu, oh not that costs $800, even the promotional video they sent says the same thing.

It is not reliable, there are constant glitches in the system. They roll out updates with out thoroughly testing them. I'm not paying them $120 per month to be QA for their shitty updates. The interface with the Mobi CC machine from Chase it completely intermittent. For at least half the transactions of the day, you have to send the info to the machine twice bc it automatically craps out an error on you. During one painful update, the system stopped communicating our visa terminals altogether. Really fun to ask customer if I can write down their info and run it later, that didn't make us look ghetto or anything.

Alternatives Considered

Toast POS

Reasons for Choosing TouchBistro

Because the Sapphire system was not very user friendly and had limitations that we were constantly trying to work around. It looks like an old dos program from 1999, for the most part.

Reasons for Switching to TouchBistro

They start up cost was supposed to be much cheaper.
Ashley H. Ashley H.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Fair value for the price

Reviewed on 26/1/2021

It has been fair. Sometimes their customer service department is hard to get a hold of. We have...

It has been fair. Sometimes their customer service department is hard to get a hold of. We have found that calling in the morning hours (MST) have proven to be best odds so far.

Pros

The ease of my staff being able to use it on a daily basis to change or revise orders is much simplier than what we had prior.

Cons

The set-up was a little bit of a struggle with nested modifiers. And, we are getting ready to utilize the online ordering feature and found out that nested modifiers do not pull into the online ordering platform, which is difficult and we are going to have to find a work around.

Response from TouchBistro

Hi Ashley, thank you very much for your feedback! It's wonderful to hear that you and your staff have found TouchBistro to be easy to use. I will pass your note regarding your Online Ordering trouble on to our product team. - The TouchBistro Team

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TouchBistro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$69.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

• Solo (1 User License) - $69 per month • Dual (2 User Licenses) - $129 per month • Team (Upto 5 User Licenses) - $249 per month • Unlimited (Unlimited User Licenses) - $399 per month

TouchBistro has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

TouchBistro supports the following languages:

English

TouchBistro supports the following devices:

iPad (Mobile)

TouchBistro integrates with the following applications:

7shifts, Craftable, Deliverect, EVO Payments, MarginEdge, Marketman, Optimum Control, Ordermark, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Sage Intacct, Square Point of Sale, Square for Retail, TSYS, WISK.ai, Worldpay, Xero

TouchBistro offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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