Explore holiday solutions and resources in the Toast Holiday Hub
The holiday season is in full swing – Toast is here to provide resources, tools, how-to videos, and more to help you have the best December ever! Here are a few top tips to help you prepare for the holidays:
Get the word out about specials, holiday hours, and more with Toast Marketing’s plug-and-play templates. Learn more or add Toast Marketing to get started!
Organizing private dining and special events this holiday? New online invoicing capabilities to keep all payments in one place. Learn more.
Be sure to add photos to your online ordering menus! Menu images & descriptions can add an additional 20% to your online sales*. Plus, check out our article on how to take drool worthy menu photos on your iPhone.
*Compared to Toast restaurants with menu image and description coverage of 20% or less, Toast restaurants with menu image and description coverage of 80% or more typically see an average 20% higher combined processing volume for Toast Online Ordering and Toast Takeout. Based on the average impact seen across all Toast restaurants. Based on at least 12 months of Toast internal data. Individual results will vary.
Webinar: Get your restaurant ready for EOY and 2023 with Toast!
Sign up for our webinar Toast to 2023: Leveraging new tools to help YOU thrive in the new year on December 13th at 1:30pm EST! During this webinar, we will show you how Toast can help you stay covered with on-demand learning resources, new products, and features for this holiday season and 2023.
Know someone who would be a great addition to the Toast community? Refer a restaurant to Toast this November and earn $1500. And in the spirit of giving back, for every new restaurant that chooses Toast between now and Thanksgiving, Toast will help provide 100 meals to children experiencing food insecurity.* Terms apply. No purchase necessary.
*Meals provided are calculated based on an estimated $10 to provide 100 meals. This program is limited to 500,000 total meals or $50,000.
Last chance to win $1,000 celebrating Community!
If you join the Toast Community by December 1, 2022, you’ll be entered to win $1,000 to celebrate the power of community with your restaurant team! P.S. Don’t forget to introduce yourself in the Community Hub.Terms apply.
From December 12 - 16, you’ll be able to join Toast CEO, Chris Comparato for a special Ask Me Anything where he’ll be answering questions that are top of mind.
The restaurant industry has had waves of innovative technology introduced over the past 20 years. It’s mostly all been thrown at outdated, server-centric service models — until now.
Toast’s New Steps of Service is cutting edge restaurant technology in action. It’s the strategic activation of employee- and guest-facing technologies that is designed to help restaurants generate more sales and protect profitability while softening staffing struggles by enabling a more efficient front-of-house.
Our restaurant-focused products give guests the power to order and pay as they please — which can help increase the efficiency of your front-of-house staff.
Updates to Toast’s New Steps of Service content include callout for quick-serve and traditional dining, updated page design with condensed copy, and more conversion points.
Get the hardware you need now and pay for it later with Easy Pay*
Need new or replacement hardware but can't justify the upfront costs? Good news – Toast Shop now supports Toast Easy Pay*!
With Easy Pay, you can get the hardware (as well as onboarding and implementation services) your restaurant needs today and pay for them as a daily percentage of sales.** No additional cost, no interest, no fees, and no credit check required.
*Toast Easy Pay is a 180-day lease offered by Toast, Inc. in the United States only. Terms and conditions apply; see your lease agreement for details. Toast may change or discontinue this product at any time. At the end of the term, you will have the option to purchase your hardware. Toast Easy Pay is unavailable to Mid-Market or Enterprise customers.
**On a daily basis, Toast will collect either 0.75% of card sales processed through Toast (for live Toast customers), or 1.75% of card sales processed through Toast (for Toast customers who have not yet gone live) and apply them to the total amount of your lease. If the total amount of your lease is not fully collected through withholding, Toast will collect any remaining balance via ACH of the bank account on file at the end of the term.
Resources & Tips
Toast Q3 Restaurant Trends Report: Burgerflation, Average Price of a Cheeseburger is up 20% Over the Past 3 Years
The Q3 2022 Restaurant Trends Report, served by Toast, analyzes industry trends including the inflation of cheeseburger prices, how well restaurant guests tipped, the best-performing cuisines, and other dining trends. Check out the full report to learn more.
See how efficiently you turn sales dollars into profits
Restaurants serious about their financial health must keep a consistent pulse on their profit margins. This Restaurant Profit Margin Calculator can help you easily calculate your margins — gross and net — so that you can understand how efficiently you're turning sales into profits.
“Toast is winning lots of battles because they've taken a long view of what features need to be there in order for restaurants to succeed. Restaurant success is clearly Toast's North Star.”
Andy of Science On Callshares the reasons why he loves Toast, with special insight into how his team supports Toast customers. Check your inbox for our November Advocate Spotlight and continue spreading the word about Toast! Terms apply.
Automated food ordering powered by SoundHound for Restaurants
Remove the hassle of answering the phone with SoundHound for Restaurants. This new automated voice assistant can help you balance time and resources. It’s like a permanent employee that can answer every call and even answer common business inquiries, leaving you with more time to spend on other essential tasks. Available on the Toast marketplace as an integration partner, SoundHound for Restaurants is designed to work seamlessly with your POS system.