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Toast Company Event Introduces Innovations and Tech for Restaurants

Spark 2021 by Toast is November 16, 2021

The Toast company introduced a number of exciting products and innovations for restaurants during their Spark event.

Spark by Toast brought together hospitality industry and tech leaders to learn about how Toast and its line of products and offerings can help their customers manage and grow their restaurant businesses.

Toast Spark speakers

The online Toast restaurant innovation event was held on November 16 2021 using the virtual event platform Goldcast.

Spark speakers included Toast CEO Chris Comparato, Senior Customer Trainer Nicholas Franklin, xtraCHEF by Toast Product Manager Alexia Fimmano, and a keynote from restaurant owner and industry innovator Jose Andres.


Spark: A Restaurant Innovation Event from the Toast company

Spark is a reference to the spark that lights a stove or an oven to make restaurant magic happen. It also alludes to the spark of imagination that leads to innovation and transformative change.

Did you miss the live Toast Spark event? Check out our summary below of the product announcements and more Toast company content. You can also check out the Toast YouTube channel for replays of the Toast presentations.


Toast Capital —

Toast customers can get access to funding that is fast and flexible using Toast Capital.

With Toast Capital, repayment flexes with the restaurant’s daily credit card sales. Restaurants can pay more when they are busy and pay less when business slow down.

“To have everything under the umbrella of Toast is amazing,” said Timothy Sandoz of Juvia which saw an increase in revenue after using Toast Capital.



Toast Restaurant Card —

The Toast Restaurant Card is a business debit card for restaurant owners that provides fast access to sales and a restaurant-exclusive cashback rewards program.

The Toast card is built specifically for restaurants and their needs. You also get rewards from premium restaurant vendors. There’s also no cost to use the card.



Scheduling with Sling —

Save time and control restaurant labor costs with Toast’s Sling Scheduling.

Sling lets restaurants of any size build schedules, communicate with the team, and make scheduling tasks much easier.



Toast Tips Manager —

Toast’s Tips Manager helps you get rid of confusing tip pools on each closeout.

The Toast Tips Manager integrates pooled tips from the Toast POS to the Toast Payroll and Team Management software, which ensures that daily tips are accurately paid.



Toast Pay Card and PayOut —

Restaurant employees can get instant access to part of their pay using Toast Pay Card and the PayOut feature.

The Toast Pay Card cuts down on paper checks and lets users of the Toast Payroll & Team Management provide financial options for staff.



Toast Payroll and Team Management —

When you use Toast Payroll and Team Management you’re getting an all-in-one employee management solution for restaurants to streamline their operations and do more with and for their team.



Toast Delivery Services —

Toast restaurants can take back control of delivery and keep guest data without having to hire your own drivers with Toast Delivery.

Toast Delivery Services let restaurants offer their own delivery through a network of on-demand drivers that is commission free.

Toast also has Third-Party Delivery Integration with leading delivery providers.



xtraCHEF by Toast —

xtraCHEF by Toast provides tools that automate and streamline restaurant operations and financial management.

It gives an end-to-end view of your operations including food cost and inventory management.



Toast Menu and Toast Tutor —

The Toast Menu and Toast Tutor packages let you get help from in-house Toast experts to help you find success with your menu and on Toast.

The Toast Menu Package includes help with building a menu or updating it. The Toast Tutor Package sets you up with 1-on-1 personal Toast training. You can get early access to the Toast Menu and Toast Tutor packages by signing up online.


What is Toast?:

Toast [NYSE: TOST] is the all-in-one platform built for restaurants of all sizes. Toast provides a single platform of software as a service (SaaS) products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. By serving as the restaurant operating system across dine-in, takeout, and delivery channels, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences.

Toast POS Reimagine Digital Hospitality Presentation in June 2021


If you have any questions about Toast or restaurant technology and marketing please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Digital Hospitality team online.

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Email Cali BBQ Media Founder Shawn Walchef at and DM on social media @shawnpwalchef to get in touch to talk Toast or anything else!

Shawn Walchef opening Toast system at Cali BBQ


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