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

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

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TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto alows users to generate customized end of the day reporting
TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto alows users to generate email based or physical copy of the bills
TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto alows users to monitor venues in real-time
TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto alows users to split bills at a single touch
TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto enables users to create custom floor layouts
TouchBistro Software - TouchBisto offer inventory tracking and sounds alerts for replenishments
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TouchBistro Software - TouchBistro inventory management

Features

Total features of TouchBistro: 64

  • 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
  • Food Delivery Dispatching
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • For iPad Devices
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Kitchen / Menu Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Payments
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Pricing Management
  • Promotions Management
  • 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
  • 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

4.0 /5
(342)
Value for Money
3.7/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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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 08/10/2016

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.
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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.
Magan T.
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  • Industry: Wine & Spirits
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Average overall

Reviewed on 07/06/2022

Average

Average

Pros

Ease of use, wireless capabilities, most of the customer service reps are knowledgeable and friendly.

Cons

Does not allow you to put a hold on credit cards for any amount. Does not work when internet is down which it is supposed to store and forward, and it does not. Was supposed to be completely wireless and is now not. Hate to have to pay for more equipment when I pay a monthly fee.

Dayana C.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Total disappointment

Reviewed on 11/05/2022

Where do I start? Have been using it for less than 3 weeks and it has been a complete nightmare....

Where do I start? Have been using it for less than 3 weeks and it has been a complete nightmare.
First, the sales person sold us equipment that "we didn't need" as per the install guy. Over $300 in equipment still in their box... the initial onboarding guy said we didn't need that for the size of the venue. Second, the second iPad does not connect to the touch bistro network. Third, was basically told we had to switch our payment processing to Chase because the integration wasn't going to work with other providers for much longer. After lots of time and paperwork ended up switching to Chase for TouchBistro and guess what? the integration doesn't work. We have had to switch to the stand along mode to be able to take payment from our customers. We have spent hours and hours on the phone with customer service and no one seems to be able to figure it out. Yesterday I was on the phone again for over 2 hours, first with one guy who tried everything he could and finally said he had to transfer me to a senior department because he didn't know what else to do. After having to explain everything again to the "senior" agent, then she tries to follow all the same steps that I had just gone through with the previous guy and still couldn't figure it out. After basically turning everything off and back on 10 times, it worked once so I ended the call!!! Then today, we get to work and guess what? It doesn't work again. I wasted over 2 hours of my day for nothing!!!

Pros

The idea behind it it's great, if it were to actually work as it should.

Cons

Our team is hating that we changed the POS because this one is so slow and gives them connectivity issues daily. We were sold a product that does not actually operates as they tell you it would.
- You can not restrict servers from opening someone else's table unless you assigned sections. Seriously?
- You can not use the main iPad to try to input a reservation because the second iPad won't work unless the main iPad is on the TouchBistro app? lol are you serious?
- The integration of TouchBistro POS with TouchBistro reservations system that I was told was gonna make everything so smooth is a complete joke. As I said, you can not try to take a reso or waitlist with the main iPad. You basically need an iPad that's gonna sit there and look pretty but not be used for anything beside clocking in/out, otherwise it will compromise the entire operation.
- The payment integration is ridiculously slow (when it actually works) but it has only worked a couple of times and the rest of the time gives an "error connection". It's a brilliant idea, if it were to actually function.

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 26/01/2021

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: Not 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, 1,001-5,000

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, Push Operations, 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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