Toast Launches New Tech Solution for Cafes and Bakeries

by Katie Lee

Boston — Toast, an all-in-one technology platform built for restaurants, has launched ‘Toast for Cafes & Bakeries’ — a new solution designed to help cafes, coffee shops and bakeries add new revenue streams, speed up service with faster workflows, meet guests where they are and grow their business. Catering Online Ordering and Restaurant Retail are among the new features that cafes, bakeries and all other restaurant types Toast serves can benefit from using. Toast for Cafes & Bakeries builds on recent launches from Toast that introduce functionality tailored for specific restaurant categories, such as last year’s releases of Toast for Quick Service and Toast for Hotel Restaurants.

“Running a successful cafe or bakery requires meticulous planning and preparation to produce a high volume of great food and drinks daily while also providing lightning quick service during the morning and afternoon rush,” says Aman Narang, co-founder and COO of Toast. “Toast for Cafes & Bakeries is designed to handle everything from rush times to catering orders, merchandise and more. Whether getting a first location off the ground, growing new revenue streams like retail or catering or accessing functionality specifically designed to make cafes and bakeries more efficient, Toast is an ideal partner.”

“As a bakery, Toast has been a game-changer,” says Steven Rennau, director of operations at Toni Patisserie & Café in Hinsdale, Ill. “With Catering Online Ordering the entire team saves time. It gives us a bit more control as we can set longer lead times and higher minimum order size. In addition, we were able to roll out an entirely new category of ‘Celebration Cakes’ —we’re talking about $150-$175 cakes coming in online.”

Unlike other retail solutions for restaurants that separate the POS from inventory lists, Restaurant Retail is purpose-built to allow retail items to flow throughout Toast products such as its POS terminals, online ordering and kiosks, enabling restaurants to seamlessly manage both the foodservice and retail elements together.

“The interface was so many levels above what we were using,” says Shayna Ferullo, founder of Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters on Cape Cod, Mass. “Having Toast Restaurant Retail gives us much more confidence in adding new SKUs to our shelves.”

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SOURCE: Toast, Inc.

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