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TouchBistro works with Vantiv, Chase Paymentech, Moneris Solutions, Cayan, PayPal, and more. If you’re looking for an iPad point of sale system, here’s what you need to know about TouchBistro for restaurants and bars.
The TouchBistro POS system offers a lot of features that can help your food service business run smoothly. In addition to features you’d expect like check splitting or joining and inventory management, you’ll also get menu layout and floorplan options, tableside ordering, customer order modification, happy hour management, and QuickBooks integration.
These days, everyone from friends to business partners split checks. TouchBistro offers the ability to split the check by seat, giving a fast and accurate way to divide the check. Alternately, if one customer is picking up the tab, you can simply “join” the seats to make one bill.
In addition to tracking your inventory levels, the TouchBistro system can actually warn your staff when items are running low, so they can avoid selling something that you no longer have available.
TouchBistro lets you set up your menu in the system in the easiest way for your staff. You can store drink recipes and allergy information, too. A customizable floorplan makes things easier on hosts by allowing you to structure the layout to match your exact floorplan, even across multiple rooms or floors.
With an iPad-based point of sale system like TouchBistro, your servers can carry the tablet with them to take orders right at the table, increasing accuracy and speeding up the ordering process.
Customers expect to be able to tailor their order to their exact specifications. TouchBistro’s order modification lets your servers easily notate special instructions, whether it’s sauce on the side or hold the tomato.
If your restaurant or bar offers specials for happy hour, you can customize the details for it right in the TouchBistro system to save your staff from having to adjust the totals themselves. Prices will adjust automatically during your set happy hour times, and return to the default pricing at the end of the designated happy hour.
If you use QuickBooks for accounting, you can take advantage of a QuickBooks integration to easily keep track of sales and other data without needing to manually re-enter the information.
TouchBistro is cloud-based, so you can log in to your account from any internet-connected device to view your data. You can run a variety of reports, including sales by day, average total, sales by category, sales by time of day, and more.
Additionally, you can set staff permissions so that users only have access to functions they’re specifically authorized to use. You can also require passcodes for management functions such as voiding or comping items and opening the cash drawer.
TouchBistro offers several plans: Solo, Dual, Team, and Unlimited. The names give an indication as to which one is right for you:
The Solo plan is for use with one iPad and costs $69/month.
The Dual plan is for use with two iPads and costs $129/month.
The Team plan is for use with up to five iPads and costs $249/month.
The Unlimited plan allows for as many iPads as you want and costs $399/month.
Even though TouchBistro lists pricing in monthly cost, it states that all plans are billed annually.
These costs do not include rates and fees for taking credit cards. That pricing will be set by the credit card processing company that you work with. If you’d like to see pricing for taking credit cards with TouchBistro at your restaurant, check out our free quote request tool.
Tableside ordering, happy hour management, QuickBooks integration - all kinds of good features!