Why ex-Toast customers made the switch to Lightspeed

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Online or offline, Lightspeed keeps going

Toast stops working if your internet goes down. With Lightspeed, service stays uninterrupted and every feature continues to function as usual.

We support you, around the clock

Unlike Toast, Lightspeed sticks with you every step of the way. Get unlimited personalized training included with any purchase.

Make better decisions with Lightspeed

Toast POS only provides half the equation. Lightspeed has built-in reports that bring you valuable insight into your restaurant.

Place orders wherever you go with Lightspeed

Toast restricts you to a counter. With Lightspeed, take orders on the spot or leave an iPad on the table to let your customers order whenever they like.

Take Lightspeed for a test drive

We have nothing to hide. Take Lightspeed for a free 14-day test drive with unlimited access to all features before making the leap.

We have 10+ years of POS experience

Toast is seven years behind us in experience. You simply can't go wrong with Lightspeed.

The complete POS comparison

Here's a detailed list of the key features you need in a point of sale. Check out a side-by-side analysis of all contenders to see why Lightspeed remains the #1 choice among serious restauranteurs.

Main Features

Cloud-based

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Run your restaurant from your mobile device and access all your sales and customer data remotely.

Offline mode with full feature set

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If your internet goes down, even for extended periods of time, service is uninterrupted and every feature continues to function as usual. Once you regain connection, all your information is synced automatically with no data lost.

Free trial accounts

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Take the POS for a free spin before you commit. No credit card required.

Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering

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Bring the POS with you on an iPad or smartphone wherever you go: to the table, terrace, kitchen, market, etc.

Free 1:1 onboarding

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Get unlimited personalized training at no extra charge.

Free 24/7 support

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24/7 phone, email and chat support included with every purchase.

Cloud product & menu control

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Create, customize and quickly update your menus—and do it all yourself, with no third-party assistance needed.

Fully customizable floor plan

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Build or change a floor plan to match the exact layout of all your individual service floors. Screen reader support enabled. Build or change a floor plan to match the exact layout of all your individual service floors.

Built-in customizable reports

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Build and run reports to track your sales, employees and overall performance.

Multi-location capabilities that help you grow

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Reporting, gift cards and menu replication across all locations, from a single platform.

Advanced coursing and table service

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Fire orders to the kitchen or bar by assigning categories to specific printers, or use partial printing.

Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout

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Split the bill however your customers choose—by seat, amount, or item—and seamlessly check out one guest at a time.

Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options

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Track relevant information about your customers to personalize your service and integrate with a loyalty platform with built-in email marketing.

Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options

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Let customers place orders themselves with a self-order menu that comes in both kiosk and table mode.

Flexible payment integrations

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Choose from multiple payment processing options, both integrated and non-integrated—the choice is yours.

PMS integration

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Integrate your PMS into your POS for a seamless customer experience everywhere in your hotel.

Extensive network of integrations

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Build the perfect POS solution for your business with a huge selection of plug-and-play integrations built in-house or by our trusted partners.

Ability to go fully paperless

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Use a digital kitchen display system instead of printing chits, check guests out tableside and send checks by email.

Minimal investment in hardware

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Getting started is cost-efficient with a use-the-hardware-you-have approach. You are not forced to purchase any specialized hardware.

Local multilingual support teams all over the world

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Our POS has been trusted by restaurateurs globally for over 10 years, and is backed by experienced local restaurant experts who understand your reality.

Supports partial payments

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Let customers pay however they want, in as many methods they choose.
Toast
TouchBistro
Square for restaurant
Micros
Clover
Main Features
Cloud-based
Offline mode with full feature set
Free trial accounts
Tablet & smartphone table-side ordering
Free 1:1 onboarding
Free 24/7 support
Cloud product & menu control
Fully customizable floor plan
Built-in customizable reports
Multi-location capabilities that help you grow
Advanced coursing and table service
Multiple check-splitting options and single-seat checkout
Built-in and add-on CRM and loyalty options
Self-order menu with kiosk and table service options
Flexible payment integrations
PMS integration
Extensive network of integrations
Ability to go fully paperless
Minimal investment in hardware
Local multilingual support teams all over the world
Supports partial payments
Toast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TouchBistro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Square for restaurant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Micros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clover
 
 
 
 
 
 
I'm opening a new business

I'm opening a new business

Opening your first store?
What if we told you Lightspeed will not only provide you with a single system to run your entire business, but our customers see a 20% increase in revenue just in their first year. New businesses choose Lightspeed for ease of use, but stay with us for consistent success and growth.

I'm looking to switch POS systems

I'm looking to switch POS systems

Is your current system holding you back?
Don’t sweat the switching process; there’s no downtime and you won’t lose any of your product, customer or vendor data. Our import tool does the work for you and our onboarding team will be with you every step of the way to make sure you hit the ground running. The best part? It’s all free.

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