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Likelihood to Recommend

Aldelo POS

Aldelo POS is great for small to midsize single location restaurants. Unless you go with the cloud model you're limited to that. Aldelo is great for limited menus and places that do not track inventory in their POS. Once you go with a very large menu, be prepared to spend a lot of time getting it entered and working properly! Multiple stations are no problem and it runs well on older hardware too. Overall, a pretty solid system!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

It works great for a small business where all the data entry and reporting and changes can be done in-house. Payroll is a piece of cake for a smaller business with Touch Bistro. It might not work as well for a larger business or a business that needs things done faster.
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aldelo POS

  • Reports: Live up to the minute data is something that any restaurant manager/owner wants. Aldelo does this well.
  • Backend store setup (for techs like me) is very easy once you know the system. Setting up the peripherals, station-specific settings and the like - all very easy and intuitive
  • Support: calling into support has always been a great experience, and perhaps the biggest sell point. I've even received help with expired support contracts. Their team is always at the ready to login or just offer the right advice driven solutions for the current support needs. Great job here!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Easy to learn being iOS-based
  • Being cloud-based, your product mix, as well as your detailed modifier list, is available immediately
  • Able to access reports, sales, hours, etc. from mobile app
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aldelo POS

  • Credit cards: we've all seen it with the EV revolution. Once that happened, using whatever merchant/payment processor went out the window. Aldelo - to my knowledge - only integrates directly with 4 processors. They need to add a lot more than that IMHO!
  • Menu setup/rollout: this can test even the most talented veterans. Depending on the menu and the modifiers - this can go easy or be an outright nightmare to setup. A more intuitive process is direly needed here.
  • Inventory: Well, none of my clients use it. Make it a value addon? Just get rid of it and leave to another solution? Inventory is a job I and of itself. Most restaurants I've dealt with are way too busy and shorthanded to do this properly anyway.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • There needs to be a way to stop TouchBistro from printing a customer copy every credit card transaction. Nobody wants this copy and I’m using double the amount of thermal paper
David Ayers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aldelo POS

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TouchBistro

TouchBistro 9.1
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First of all, I hardly ever need support for Touch Bistro, that’s how well it works. In the very instances over the years where I did need to call, customer support was easily accessible and fast and accurate with their responses
Robin Lilly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Aldelo POS

From the list above Aloha POS would be the closest to a restaurant POS, it's actually a very good one. As with any software, it does the same basic things, and in all likeliness, this has improved as a platform. It's been a while since I used it, so I don't want to provide out of date info. I listed Counterpoint because I currently manage a busy retail store that uses CP and they are opening a second location that will add bar and restaurant-style services to the CP system. That said, CP is retail first but looks like it will handle the restaurant/bar side of things nicely. Hard to recommend this solution for anyone other than high (HIGH!) end retailers as the upfront and overtime costs can be big. I wouldn't recommend for restaurants.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

We have not used other products, but when researching other products, the TouchBistro interface seemed much more user-friendly and that is why we selected TouchBistro.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aldelo POS

  • Never been a loss to invest in Aldelo. It pays for itself very fast (software licensing).
  • If you do the hardware right it can get expensive and take a little longer to see the ROI. All in one touchscreens are pricey, especially for the better brands. The peripherals are specific too: thermal printers, specialized impact printers for the kitchen, etc. They all add up quickly.
  • The ability to monitor sales and adjust menus accordingly has to be priceless to an owner.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

TouchBistro

  • Planning from previous dates.
  • On the go reporting in order to cut staff when slow.
  • Negative to rely on internet connection.
  • Negative to have to rely on updates from Apple.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aldelo POS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Aldelo POS Editions & Modules

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TouchBistro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TouchBistro Editions & Modules

Edition
POS License$691
Reservations$2291
Online Ordering$501
Gift Cards$251
  1. per month
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