TouchBistro is one of the largest IPad software applications built specifically for use in restaurant, cafes, bars,
nightclubs, and virtually any other hospitality industry establishment. Boasting customers in over 35 countries, TouchBistro has really
made a name for themselves as a top-notch POS software provider in a very crowded marketplace. TouchBistro is an
elegant software application that will definitely help your restaurant, nightclub, or bar run smooth. The interface is clean and functions
nicely, without any real negatives in the design and layout. There is no limit to the number of users
or management that can be logged in whether you have one or 10 stations
which is a nice feature. It has virtually every feature your business should need, however still
offers a few third party integrations that we will go over more below. 24/7 phone, email, and remote support is included
in each plan, so there are no additional support costs which is great. You also get on-going free updates as long
as you are a customer. Since TouchBistro is built to run on the IPad, hardware costs can add up so factor that into your
decision before buying. The usability, reliability, and scalability, make TouchBistro hard to beat before factoring in the cost.
IPad POS software with cloud database
24/7 phone, email, remote support included
Unlimited users (staff and management)
Free and easy software application updates
Integrated remote aid and daily data backups
Tableside ordering for better staff efficiancy
Modifiers, floor layout, detailed visual menu
Back-office inventory and order management
Application runs with or without the internet
Manager control over employee permissions
PRICING: If you are a small establishment and only need one or two workstations, then TouchBistro pricing is very reasonable
starting at $69 a month for one station and $129 a month for two stations. If your restaurant, bar, or nightclub needs more than 2
stations pricing does start to add up and tops off at $399 a month for an unlimited number of stations. TouchBistro's pricing does
state that plans are billed annually even though cost is broken down to a monthly
price, so this might be an issue for those looking to pay each month instead of yearly.
$69.00 per month / billed anually
Subscription (cloud based software / fully hosted)
Available (no credit card required)
No contracts (cancel subscription at anytime)
24/7 support is included with all pricing plans
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING: TouchBistro has a fairly large list of credit card processors than can easily be integrated into
the application. These include the major merchant accounts for US customers and also some international merchant accounts for their
users in other countries. If you are looking to use TouchBistro and process credit cards outside of the United States, then you have
some options with iZettle, Tyro, and PayPal. If we have reviewed one of the merchant accounts that integrate
with TouchBistro, you can click the link to read our review.
INTEGRATIONS: TouchBistro is a well-rounded software and we couldn't find many features lacking that a restaurant,
nightclub, or bar would need, however they do offer some third party integrations that you might find you want. TouchBistro
integrates with Shogo, which then connects either QuickBooks or Xero accounting software to the application. It's nice that
another option from QuickBooks is offered to help with your accounting, however we don't really like that fact that you need Shogo to
integrate QuickBooks and Xero, as that's just another added monthly cost. Other integrations include 7shifts for better employee
scheduling, Avero restaurant analytics software that provides you valuable insights for better decision making, and Sculpture Hospitality for precise bar inventory control.
OVERALL: We were impressed with almost everything about TouchBistro. TouchBistro is well-thought-out and a robust application built specifically for restaurants,
bars, and nightclubs. In terms of ease of use and dependability it is one of the best options on the market in the IPad
system category. It is feature packed and priced right for locations with only a few stations, however can get pricey
the more stations you need. If you have the budget then we highly recommend TouchBistro, but don't just take our word for it. Get in
touch with them and take the free trial for a test drive and see if it's right for your establishment.
4.5 / 5
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