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Aloha POS

15 Ratings

Toast

5 Ratings

Aloha POS

15 Ratings
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Toast

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Score 9.8 out of 101

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Aloha POS

Restaurants and bars are what I believe to be the best place to utilize the Aloha POS system. We primarily use it for bar orders, as our restaurant is prepaid buffet with cash bar. Because we only use it for drinks, it keeps the screen options to a minimum making it easier to navigate for our bartenders and servers.
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Toast

Well suited for Quick Serve Restaurants or Full Dining.
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Pros

  • Time Clock
  • Server/Bartender Check Outs
  • Ease of use
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  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to train staff.
  • When you need call support a real person answers & you get your answers.
  • Good for price.
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Cons

  • Customizing receipt settings, such as messages to be printed on receipts, seemed to be one feature that was lacking throughout the time that I used Aloha.
  • A more detailed error message that does not simply provide a code, but also potential troubleshooting tips or a general category under which the error falls.
  • The Aloha server was frequently down at a couple of our locations for the entirety of my tenure. The problems would always be resolved quickly, but not without phone calls to our support team, or the Aloha support line.
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  • Some minor bug fixes here and there.
  • They are only android but would be nice to have mac.
  • Ability to have paper and digital receipts enabled at the same time.
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Alternatives Considered

The simplicity of Aloha is something that I will always speak highly of - Conqueror cannot compare in that regard. However, Conqueror is something that was designed as an all-in-one system for bowling, food and beverage, and many other things. The fact that it is all-encompassing, and is very easy to customize, sets it apart from Aloha in the environment I am currently in. I love the functionality of Aloha, and believe it is a much better training tool than anything else I have used.
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Toast is so much easier to use than Breadcrumb. The display is so much easier to navigate. The card readers are more quality with Toast. Chownow was hard because it had its own printer, different than our kitchen printer, for to go orders, but now with Toast's all in one ordering we get the to go orders sent to the kitchen with the same ease as if they were getting fired from the main floor.
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Return on Investment

  • This was used in a large company, so the ability to use the same POS throughout the company surely saved money, and allowed the company to be fully aware of forthcoming updates.
  • The primary use was in a traditional restaurant setting, and I still have not found a more cost-effective POS system, that is this user-friendly.
  • The ability to track our sales and labor numbers on the back end was invaluable in running a smart and responsible business.
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  • We are saving money with Toast. We used to pay 150/mo for Breadcrumb and 150/mo for Chownow (online ordering. Now we pay less than both of them combined for a POS that does it all in one.
  • It has saved us money with the detailed inventory it keeps of our products. It is super easy to log in quantities as well.
  • We are doing so much more in take out business with the online ordering feature and keeping track is so much easier with Toast.
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Pricing Details

Aloha POS

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

Toast

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