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

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
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

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

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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