Lightspeed Restaurant

About Lightspeed Restaurant

The one-stop restaurant platform built for ambitious hospitality professionals to make fast, data-driven decisions, serve more customers and maximise efficiency. Transform and unify your digital and physical operation through innovative features such as unified POS & payments, advanced insights, smart inventory management, accounting and much more. Build a thriving business and unlock the potential of your restaurant with Lightspeed.

Pricing starting from:

$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Lightspeed Restaurant

Lightspeed helps everyone from hole-in-the-wall cafes to multi location empires to attract more customers, grow revenue and streamline operations all from one central platform.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia and 16 others

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lightspeed Restaurant: 62

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cash Management
  • Clock In/Out
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Management
  • Customisable Categories
  • Delivery Management
  • Delivery Tracking
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • For Bakeries
  • For Bars/Clubs
  • For Restaurants
  • For iPad Devices
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketing Automation
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Online Ordering
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price/Margin Management
  • Production Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recipe Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales History
  • Sales Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Separate Checks
  • Split Checks
  • Stock Management
  • Table Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Tips Management
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(204)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Donna
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Supported POS System

Reviewed on 06/09/2022

Very easy to use, easy to get help specific to your problem

Very easy to use, easy to get help specific to your problem

Pros

How easy it is to get support, how knowledgeable the support staff is with the software & shortcuts to use it. Also, it tracks inventory across multiple platforms so you don't sell inventory you don't have.

Cons

It's fairly expensive in comparison to what we were using in the past (quick books POS - doesn't track inventory across multiple platforms but cheaper)

Alternatives Considered

Hike

Reasons for Choosing Lightspeed Restaurant

doesn't track inventory across multiple platforms

Reasons for Switching to Lightspeed Restaurant

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Miriam
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to use, excellent reporting features.

Reviewed on 10/12/2019

Pros

We like the ease with which new staff can learn to use this software. We also like the clarity with which the back end is organized, and the support available to help us learn the various features. It is simpler and easier to follow than Lightspeed Retail's back end. Reporting features are extremely helpful. It is all very customizable.

Cons

I don't like that the the software is not linked directly to Lightspeed Retail, and that when we lose internet connection we lose access to our POS.

Kesha
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Go with something else!

Reviewed on 29/04/2022

If it was up to me, I would cancel our contract.

If it was up to me, I would cancel our contract.

Pros

Fairly easy to set up for basic items. Not much else is easy with this.

Cons

Anytime we lose power, printers will not work and requires a 45 min - 1 hour call with support. Cannot set up a tab using a credit card at our bar. Tickets print too long with unnecessary information that is redundant. Multi-choice items are difficult to program and then make the order tickets EXCEEDINGLY long. System freezes up when the restaurant is busy causing delays.

Response from Lightspeed

Hi Kesha,

We would like to sincerely apologize for your recent experience with Lightspeed. It is our utmost priority to provide a product and service that allows our customers to focus on running their businesses with ease. We value our customers' feedback, and would like to learn more about your specific experience, to have the opportunity to address your needs and concerns.

As we are unable to identify your account within our records, please feel free to contact our Customer Success team should you wish to provide further feedback.

You may reach us Toll-Free at: 1-844-365-2868

Thank you,
Lightspeed Commerce

Evan
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Highly adaptable and intuitive POS

Reviewed on 22/03/2017

Kounta as a POS system has been able to grow with us, providing flexibility and ease of use that is...

Kounta as a POS system has been able to grow with us, providing flexibility and ease of use that is a massive relief when you have the pressures of an expanding business to contend with.

The ability to simply add or subtract registers, combined with the functionality of a internet based system makes change relatively pain free. Wireless waiter stations, Albert pay terminals, Bluetooth printers (which I don't have but am excited about and will probably get), its all so easy to use.

Why pay thousands of dollars in cabling, installation costs and labour in setting up your system? Good question - i'm not sure! Just research what you want - call Kounta, put it in and download the software... add your products, tailor it the way you want, and go for it!

Pros

Ease of alteration and basic use for staff

Cons

The back end of product input is a little cumbersome - a simply category/sub-category/sub-sub category system works best. Sometimes this is represented by Department/category/sub-category either way, it is far more flexible for product input, button organisation and more granular for reporting.

Marchelle
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lightspeed is an excellent partner to us

Reviewed on 15/07/2021

Lightspeed is a true partner with us at Campus Towers. With their programs we have a reliable easy...

Lightspeed is a true partner with us at Campus Towers. With their programs we have a reliable easy to use program. We are very satisfied with the service provided.

Pros

Lightspeed is so easy to use. The simplicity of the program makes it so efficient for even my newest team members to use. We would be lost without it. The service team is outstanding to work with. The reliability is outstanding.

Cons

Actually we are very satisfied with the services that we are receiving from Lightspeed.

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Lightspeed Restaurant FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Lightspeed Restaurant.

Lightspeed Restaurant offers the following pricing plans:

Starter: $3 a day (billed monthly) Essential: $6 a day (billed monthly) Premium: $12 a day (billed monthly)

Lightspeed Restaurant has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200

Lightspeed Restaurant supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Lightspeed Restaurant supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Lightspeed Restaurant integrates with the following applications:

5stelle, Abacus, Abacus POS, Apaleo, Apicbase Restaurant Management, BPL Digital, Base7booking, Bookingplanner, Cloudbeds, Cockpit IT Service Manager, Combo, Deliverect, Easilys, Flipdish, Fourth Suite, Frontdesk Anywhere, Homebase, HotSoft PMS, Kitchen CUT, Lydia, Marketman, Mews, Misterbooking PMS, Mobi2Go, Onvi, OpenTable, Oracle Hospitality Suite8, Orderlord, Payworks Payment Gateway, Planday, QuickBooks, Rotaready, SevenRooms, Skello, Stayntouch PMS, SumUp, Tenzo, UberEats Clone, WebRezPro, aleno, iZettle, protel PMS

Lightspeed Restaurant offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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