Top 10 Restaurant management and POS software

Last updated: May 26, 2023

Restaurant management software is designed specifically to help users manage their food service establishment. Some platforms have functionality related to customer interactions, such as that found in a point of sale (POS) system, but more often restaurant management software focuses on behind-the-scenes processes such as restaurant employee scheduling, inventory management and accounting.
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One Platform to Power Your Restaurant Operations. Simplify your operations by combining POS, front of house, back of house, and guest-facing technology on a single platform.
The world's first integrated mobile POS with EMV, NFC, and on-screen PIN entry. All Clover products are purpose-built for POS and feature sleek designs with brushed aluminum and white glass accents.
Lightspeed is the leading provider of cloud-based POS software. Our customers typically see a 20% growth in sales after their first year. Now is the time to join the growing list of independent businesses that choose Lightspeed POS to handle their everyday needs. Lightspeed Restaurant allows you to create your menu in seconds, update your floor plan directly in the system, impress customers with photos of items and allow your staff to focus on creating a unique restaurant experience.
iPad POS solution that helps restaurateurs make more money, deliver a great customer experience, and take the guess work out of making business decisions. TouchBistro was designed to make managing your business easier, so you can focus on why you opened your restaurant in the first place.
Upserve provides a complete suite of Restaurant Management Software solutions for restaurant owners and managers who don’t want to spend their day digging through spreadsheets. Full-service restaurant POS – Breadcrumb by Upserve is easy to implement, easy for staff, with helpful reporting.
The first wired ethernet connectivity for iPad POS systems. Manage multiple devices universally from any remote location. Save time with reports that explain your business progress and projection to you. Keep business up and running during an Internet slow-down or power outage
NCR / Aloha, the best in class Point of Sale provider and market share leader, has the right Point of Sale hardware and software applications to meet the needs of national chain restaurants to single unit independent restaurants. NCR / Aloha POS systems are specifically designed for restaurants to improve operational efficiency, manage costs more effectively, and build sales consistently to give each NCR / Aloha POS user maximum profitability.
Restaurant Software to Power Your Passion, Profit, and Growth. Trusted by more than 40,000 restaurants, Restaurant365's back-office software brings together your accounting, store operations, and workforce to create incredible moments that drive profit and growth.
Lavu’s iPad POS software contains business specific features that go far beyond what is expected from a standard restaurant point of sale system. A comprehensive routing and delivery system, pizza building module, bluetooth scale integration, remote accesible reports, and extensive customer managment are only a few examples of how Lavu can help you succeed. Lavu is not just for restaurants, we help a variety of businesses:
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Manage your restaurant chains and franchises from a single place. Intelligent inventory and stock management. Elevate your customer’s dining experience with eZee’s tablet menu. Third-party software and hardware integrations. Mobile App for Reports
Point of Sale and Inventory Management for cafes, restaurants, and stores. All-in-one cloud POS system software that combines solutions for front-office, inventory, finances, analytics, CRM. Set up in 15 minutes.
Restaurant software that perfectly fit the needs of both casual and fine-dining establishments worldwide. From a standalone POS system to an all-in-one business management system, our solutions enable restaurateurs to offer rapid, flexible and high-quality service, making table and guest management easy and pain-free and helping you build your numbers of satisfied, loyal customers.
A complete Restaurant Management System to simplify order management, eliminate waste and jump-start profitability. Cloud-based restaurant inventory management and purchasing app focused on streamlining procurement, delivery, and restaurant accounting. Start Tracking your food cost, examine your entire purchasing history and stay on top of your inventory. Manage your catalog in the cloud. Push pricing updates, new products, and stock edits to your customers in real time.

Latest news about Restaurant management and POS software

2023. Restaurant365 gobbles up $135M to supersize its software for the food service industry

Restaurant365, a company specializing in comprehensive restaurant management software, recently secured $135 million in fresh funding. The funding will support the further development and expansion of their software, which encompasses accounting, analytics, staff and inventory management. Notably, the software does not include point of sale solutions. Currently, Restaurant365's software is employed across approximately 40,000 locations, catering to a diverse customer base that includes small businesses, franchises, chains, and accounting firms serving the restaurant industry. Unlike many other businesses serving the restaurant industry, such as Toast, Lightspeed, and Square, which faced significant challenges during the pandemic shutdown, Restaurant365 emerged as a technology company offering valuable tools to assist its customers in navigating the crisis.

2022. Egypt’s Suplyd raises $1.6M to digitize restaurants supply chain

Suplyd, a procurement platform for hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) businesses in Egypt, has raised $1.6M pre-seed funding. Suplyd’s B2B platform brings efficiency in the supply chain operations for businesses in the food service industry by allowing digital order procurement, payment, and fulfillment. Through its platform, restaurants get access to a wide range of products on demand , saving them man hours wasted in sourcing for goods offline. It also ensures that the businesses acquire the goods at competitive prices.

2022. MarginEdge lands $45M to give restaurants real-time spend data

The global restaurant management software market is forecasted to reach $14.7 billion by 2030. That's why startups are busy developing solutions to help restaurants grow and got some significant venture backing to go with it. Think OneOrder, TouchBistro, PreciTaste, ConverseNow, Fudo, and even Chipotle, which is investing its own money into new restaurant technologies. MarginEdge, a restaurant management and bill payment platform, is the latest to secure some fresh capital, $45 million in Series C. It provides invoice processing, inventory management, recipe analysis, budgeting, performance tracking and supplier bill payment capabilities. MarginEdge is now working with 4,000 customers and processing 80,000 invoices per week

2022. OneOrder raises $3M to automate restaurant supply chains

OneOrder, Egypt’s supply chain solutions provider for restaurants, has raised $3 million seed funding. OneOrder makes it possible for restaurants to order food supplies through its online platform, solving the fragmented supply chain challenges that lead to erratic prices, waste, quality issues and storage cost. By using its platform, restaurants no longer have to deal with tens of suppliers, and can order only what they need, for next-day delivery, stemming wastage and doing away with the need for warehouses. The platform also ensures operational efficiency and helps restaurants save money by leveraging OneOrder’s economies of scale.

2022. TouchBistro bakes CAD$150M into restaurant management tech recipe

TouchBistro, an iPad-based restaurant management platform, has secured CAD$150 million. TouchBistro integrates both marketing and customer relationship management capabilities in its suite of tools. TouchBistro has deployed more than 64,000 of its terminals that provide automated online ordering, menu and delivery management, contactless payments, marketing and customer engagement tools. The company also acquired TableUp in 2020, a move which became the foundation for its guest engagement, loyalty and marketing tools. The company also offered online ordering at no cost to its customers while they couldn’t offer in-person dining.

2022. SaaS platform klikit saves restaurant kitchens from ‘tablet hell’

The proliferation of delivery services give customers many options but means chaos for busy restaurants that need to manage orders across multiple apps and channels. Many kitchens handle this by juggling several devices at a time, one for each app. Klikit wants to save Southeast Asian food businesses from “tablet hell” by aggregating order information from all apps into one platform. Based in Singapore, the startup just exited stealth mode with $2 million in pre-seed funding.

2022. Nigerian restaurant management platform Orda gets $1.1M

Nigeria’s Orda, formerly known as StarKitchens, has secured a $1.1 million pre-seed round. Orda’s addressable market is this segment of Africa’s restaurant industry. With its cloud-based software, Orda wants these businesses not to rely on manual ways of managing their businesses. Restaurants who use the management platform also have access to a dashboard that allows them to accept and process orders from food delivery services Jumia Food, Glovo, Bolt Food, and in-store, website, social media channels like WhatsApp.

2022. Parrot, a tool for digitizing Mexico’s restaurants, takes in $9.5M

Parrot, a company running ParrotConnect, its point-of-sale software for restaurants enabling them to digitize and take advantage of the home delivery boom to accelerate growth, has raised $9.5M. The company is working with over 60 collaborators on the product and now has more than 500 restaurants across Monterrey, Mexico City and the Riviera Maya using ParrotConnect. Parrot is the latest company raising capital as part of a broader trend of companies helping restaurants thrive in this new digital world, including Zak, also developing point-of-sale technology for restaurants, payment system Sunday and restaurant management software company MarginEdge.

2021. MarginEdge, a restaurant management software company, raises $18M

MarginEdge has raised $18 million in Series B funding to give restaurant operators a real-time view into their costs. MarginEdge’s tool is a restaurant management app that works with a business’ point of sale to streamline inventory, cost-tracking, ordering and recipes to eliminate the paperwork. It also captures all invoices, receipts or bills and converts them to line-item details within 24 hours. It is designed for independent restaurant owners that have under 50 units

2021. Slice raises $40M to power ordering and marketing for independent pizzerias

Slice, a startup that helps independent pizzerias build an online business, has raised another $40 million in Series D funding. Slice has built a mobile app and website for ordering from local pizzerias, but it also provides tools so they can build their own websites, run marketing campaigns, improve their search engine optimization and more. Slice only charges those pizzerias a fixed $2.25 per order, and last fall it even removed the fee for orders under $10.

2021. Sunday raises $24M to build a fast restaurant checkout flow

Sunday, a new startup from the founders of Italian restaurant chain Big Mamma has raised a $24M seed round. Sunday connects directly to the cash register system. Sunday supports Oracle Micros, Brinks, Tiller, Zelty, Revo, CashPad, etc. This way, clients can also scan the QR code, check their tab and pay directly from their phone. When they’re done eating, they can pay by themselves, stand up and leave. After trying Sunday in Big Mamma restaurants, the company saw some encouraging results. 80% of customers chose to pay using the QR code, which means that restaurants saved 15 minutes in wait time on average leading to a better table turnover rate. And this is key to understanding Sunday. It’s easy to sell a new payment system to a restaurant if it leads to more revenue. Popular restaurants that feel like they’re always looking for empty tables could greatly benefit from Sunday.

2020. Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M

Lightspeed just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and other businesses. Upserve was founded back in 2009 as one of several startups encouraging users to share their purchase information with friends. It shifted its offerings to business tools around payments, marketing and loyalty, eventually rebranding as Upserve as it became increasingly focused on the restaurant market. Combining forces with Upserve is a strategic next-step in Lightspeed’s vision of providing the most advanced commerce platform to high-performing businesses around the world.

2020. Lunchbox raises $20M to help restaurants build their own ordering experience

Lunchbox, the startup that allows restaurants to build ordering experiences on their own websites and apps, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. Lunchbox allows restaurants to embrace new business models, like delivery via cloud kitchens. The startup has also been experimenting with autonomous delivery through partnerships with Sodexo and Kiwibot, and it recently partnered with sbe to create a “virtual food hall” where diners can combine into a single order food from different restaurants. With many restaurants forced to rely entirely on the delivery and takeout business during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the industry can survive while paying hefty fees to delivery platforms like Uber Eats and Grubhub. So, here Lunchbox can help.

2019. Restaurant management platform Toast raised $250M

Toast, which has built a popular platform for restaurant management, has raised $250 million on a valuation of $2.7 billion, money that it will use to invest in building technology to help restaurants with marketing, recruitment and operational efficiency, as well as start to think about expanding to more territories outside the U.S. Toast’s products include point of sale services as well as reporting and analytics; display systems for kitchens; online ordering and delivery interfaces; and loyalty programs. It also builds its own hardware, which includes handheld order pads, payment and ordering terminals, self-service kiosks and displays for guests. It also offers links through to a network of some 100 partners, such as Grubhub for takeout food, when a restaurant does not cover those services or functions directly, to help stitch together services to work on its platform.