Toast vs Aloha vs TrufflePOS

TrufflePOS is an industry-leading POS system, built for restaurants. If you’re looking to either launch your online ordering system or an end-to-end enterprise POS solution, Truffle is your go-to option.

See how TrufflePOS compares to Toast & Aloha.

Why Choose TrufflePOS Over Toast & Aloha
TrufflePOS
Toast
Aloha
Online Ordering Platform with Built-in Driver Tracking
Driver Application
Enterprise Deployment (multi-location ready)
Built-in Marketing Engine with Email Campaign Management
Back Office Hardware Not Required
Smart-Food Locker System
Built-in Uber Eats Integration
Online Table Reservations

Top 4 Reasons To Choose Truffle POS Over Toast and Aloha

Enterprise-level functionality with flexible pricing

Gain access to a full range of options with enterprise-level functionality that fits all budget types. Scale your restaurant from one location to thousands with Truffle POS – faster at innovation than any other legacy systems in the marketplace.

More than just a POS

Instead of using other POS systems that provide 10% of what we offer, you can gain access to our Restaurant Management System – Everything you need to run and scale your restaurant. From Marketing to customer engagement and rewards.

Future proof your restaurant

Make sure your restaurant stays at the top of the industry trends, with features such as Cloud Kitchen Management, Contactless Food Locker Pickup System, Restaurant Automation, Marketing Analytics. Working with TrufflePOS also means working for other social causes – We integrate with systems that allow you to offer unsold food as donations to those in need.

Cross-platform compatibility

IOS, Windows, Android

A core difference between us and the competition is our ability to run on any hardware platform, Windows, IOS & Android, so as technology changes we are always ready to deploy (hardware agnostic)

What’s Missing From Toast POS and Aloha POS?

While these two systems both provide a lot of in-demand features for their users, there are some features that either one or both systems miss. These features are crucial to providing a satisfactory customer experience.

First, let’s take a look at what’s missing from Aloha POS:

Online Ordering Platform with Built-in Driver Tracking

While Aloha and almost every other major restaurant POS system offer online ordering, Aloha’s system doesn’t include built-in driver tracking. This is an essential component for restaurants, so they can offer delivery service that’s independent of third-party providers. And if you have drivers, you definitely need to be able to track where they are at all times during their shift. This ensures that your orders are delivered on time and your drivers are always safe.

Driver Application

If you have drivers, you need an app that they can use to improve their performance. Truffle POS includes a special app that your delivery drivers can download on their phone. With this app, drivers can get optimized directions to their destination as well as delivery instructions.

Back Office Hardware Not Required

Back office hardware is complicated to use, an eyesore, and expensive. However, Aloha POS requires its customers to use their proprietary hardware terminals to run their POS software. With Truffle POS, there are no special hardware requirements. Truffle POS works on a variety of devices, from desktops to smartphones to tablets.

Built-in Uber Eats Integration

Uber Eats is a wildly popular third party food app. And if you’re not working with Uber Eats, you’re missing out on a lot of potential business. Instead of using Uber Eats’ software directly, you can integrate Uber Eats into Truffle POS and handle orders, payments, and deliveries directly through your own point of sale system.

Here’s a look at what features both Toast and Aloha are missing:

Built-in Marketing Engine with Email Campaign Management

Being able to communicate with your customers directly through email is huge. Sending regular emails allows you to stay at the top of your customers’ minds so that when it’s time to order out, they think of you. You need a POS system that has built-in email marketing capability. With Truffle POS, it’s easy to send out promotions and upcoming specials at the click of a button.

Smart-Food Locker System

While food lockers are a relatively new feature for restaurants, it’s becoming important to offer your customers. Brands like Toast and Aloha don’t offer smart-food locker systems, but if your customers want contactless food pickup options, you need a POS system that supports this feature.

Online Table Reservations

Customers like the option of being able to make their reservations online, instead of calling in to do it. Neither Toast nor Aloha empowers customers to make online reservations, but this is an important feature that you can’t afford to overlook if you take reservations.

What is the Top Alternative to Toast POS and Aloha POS?

We’ve already teased that there’s a viable alternative to both of these popular POS systems, and that alternative is the award-winning Truffle POS.

Restaurants Who Choose TrufflePOS Over Other Solutions

Rieley K.
Rieley K.
Owner, Cilantro & Chive
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"Truffle's support and services have been incredible. Quick turnarounds, attentive and patient support team, intuitive back end and ease of use puts this system far above our previous system."
Tammy A.
Tammy A.
GM, Yiannis Taverna
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"Before using TrufflePOS we were spending more time, money, and effort using multiple systems that did not talk to each other. This was the best investment we’ve made this year."
David O.
David O.
Mikado Restaurant
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"I would highly recommend Truffle POS to other Restaurateurs, They truly take a partnership approach and deliver the best service which allows us to deliver a unique customer experience."

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Don’t Take Our Words For It

Sunset Grill

We helped Sunset Grill grow online revenue by 20% month-over-month

Sunset Grill, a 100 plus location franchise, is Ontario’s number one destination for great breakfast and lunch.

Faced with the challenges of picking the immediate solution that solves their online ordering needs, Sunset Grill deployed TrufflePOS’s mobile ordering and online ordering platform and has since seen great results.