Luckily, the Digital Ordering Suite allows you to save money through commission-free* channels like Order with Google, Toast Take Out, and Toast Delivery Services, all powered by your Online Ordering site.
Follow these steps and use it as a tool to meet new and repeat guests digitally:
Make sure your Online Ordering link is in clear view on your website. Here’s how to find your Online Ordering URL and post it to your website.
Make sure you are taking advantage of these additional online ordering channels, all powered by Toast Online Ordering so you can continue to save on first party orders:
Order with Google: Here is how to ensure this channel is enabled within Toast Web - this gives guests the ability to order from your restaurant directly through Google Search & Maps.
*Pro Tip: Set Order with Google (visible as Toast’) as your “preferred ordering provider” to help encourage guests to choose that channel
Toast Takeout App: Easily turn on the Toast Takeout App by following this guided walkthrough in Toast Web. Access thousands of potential new guests and give regulars easy reordering at their fingertips.
“I immediately saw a boost in revenue of $67k with Order with Google. With pricing, pictures, and payment all in one place, it couldn’t be easier for my guests.” - Shaz Khan, Tono Pizzeria + Cheesesteaks
Toast Central: Getting Started with Toast Online Ordering Pro
Toast Online Order Pro allows you to create a customized Online Ordering page for your brand(s). Set custom colors, fonts, images, and item layout using the same Menu and Takeout/Delivery configuration information used in Toast’s current Online Ordering page.
More donation flexibility and built-in donation disbursements!
In the coming weeks, you will see some exciting enhancements to the fundraising product.
Donation flexibility - in addition to the existing Round Up donation option, you will now be able to prompt guests to donate in flat $ amounts, e.g. $1, $3, $5.
Built-in donation disbursements - no need to go through the extra work to transfer the money you've raised to the cause you are supporting. With help from our partner, Benevity, funds raised in your campaign for registered 501(c)(3) charities will now automatically be sent to the cause! These funds are subject to a 3% disbursement fee by Benevity that will be deducted from the fundraising total for your campaign. Note that for Individual/Group campaigns you are still responsible for donating the collected funds directly to the cause once the campaign has ended. Please note that all donations made through Toast Fundraising are subject to your standard credit card processing rates.
Increased campaign length limit - campaigns for 501(c)(3) charities can now be run for up to 60 days.
Improved accounting report support - if you utilize the Toast accounting report, you can now map a single Fundraising entity to your preferred GL Code, rather than needing to map service charges for each fundraising campaign.
Upcoming in Community: Join the Ask Me Anything on Digital Ordering Suite
Looking to maximize or establish your digital presence with the Digital Ordering Suite? Have questions about Order with Google, Toast Take Out, and Toast Delivery Services? From August 21-23, join an exclusive chat in the Toast Community and get your questions answered
“I love Toast because it’s incredibly user-friendly and intuitive. It’s easy to learn and exceptionally reliable. It also provides an amazing customer experience, allowing customers to easily view their orders, pay with their credit cards, and even order ahead of time. Additionally, Toast’s customer service is always top-notch and they are quick to respond to any problems or inquiries. Lastly, the cost of Toast is very reasonable and it’s a great value for the features and services it provides.”
Isaac, of Better Blend - Florence, shares the reasons why he loves Toast, with great advice to generate referrals. Look out for our August Advocate Spotlight in the coming weeks and continue spreading the word about Toast!
For more information on Toast's Referral Program, please review the Toast Referral Program Terms & Conditions
From now through the end of August, every qualified referral you submit to Toast (not including existing Toast customers) is an entry for a chance to win $500 toward a family meal for you and your restaurant to celebrate the end of a successful summer, terms and conditions apply. There will be 16 winners across the United States, so the more you refer, the better your odds of winning and giving back to your restaurant community. Refer a friend today!
Are you free on Monday, September 18th and in the New York area? Join local restaurant industry peers IN-PERSON at Lavan 641 Midtown for an afternoon of networking, education, appetizers, and drinks – served by Toast!
We recognize that restaurants are experiencing an essential period of reinvention to combat rising costs, ever-changing guest expectations, and a challenging labor environment. That is why we are excited to share and discuss our industry insights with the local restaurant community - including restaurant owners and managers who may be exploring Toast, as well as our existing Toast customers. Come discuss your biggest challenges with restaurant people who get it and build lasting industry connections that help you thrive.