Version 2.52, October 2021

This section provides information about software and environment changes that are included in version 2.52 of the Toast platform.

In these release notes, "version v2.52" includes the following software versions.

  • Toast POS app: 2.52

  • Toast administration back-end: release-238 and higher.

  • Toast platform cloud component services: the Toast platform includes a large number of component services that are regularly updated. The version identifiers of these services are not visible to restaurant employees, restaurant guests, or Toast platform system administrators.

The following sections provide information about changes in version 2.52.

In addition, this Toast Central article provides a brief overview of the changes in this release.

Restaurant Operations 2.52

This section provides information about changes that affect the way restaurant employees take and fulfill guest orders.

Improvements

The following notes provide information about new and improved functionality.

Check details display total quantity of items in an order

The total quantity of items is displayed in a persistent bar at the bottom of the check details screen. The total quantity does not include modifier quantities. The show total quantity of items in an order configuration can be enabled in the Toast administration back-end.

Fixes

The following notes provide information about new and improved functionality.

Adding special requests to an order no longer causes the Toast POS app to crash

Very infrequently, adding special requests to an order could cause the Toast POS app to crash. This has been fixed.

Items with modifiers sent to separate prep stations now print item labels at modifier prep stations using item label printers

An issue existed where if an item had a modifier sent to a different prep station with an item label printer, the label would only print at the top-level-item’s prep station and not the modifier’s prep station. This issue has been fixed.

Deleting a size no longer prevents a size/sequence pricing configuration from being saved and published

The following issue existed with size/sequence pricing:

  • If you deleted the Nth size price, where N was not the last size, you were prevented from saving the size/sequence pricing configuration.

  • In order to save, you had to fill in the Nth size price again. However, after saving, the sizes after the Nth size became blank.

This issue left the configuration in an invalid state and prevented the menu from being saved and published. This issue has been resolved.

Guests 2.52

This section provides information about changes that affect the guest experience at a restaurant.

Improvements

The following notes provide information about new and improved functionality.

Improvements to Guest Facing Display screens and configuration page

For the Toast POS app, the Guest Facing Display has had two screens updated with a better look. The "default" or "standby" screen now always shows a full-screen image, with no letterboxing, when one has been uploaded. The "order in progress" screen has been updated with a more modern look and feel.

For the Toast administration back-end, the Guest Display configuration page has been updated with new preview images and some additional help text on the logo/marketing image upload fields.

New loyalty redemption and account lookup workflow and redemption limits

The Toast POS app workflow for Toast loyalty program account lookup has changed and you can now limit the number of points guests can redeem in a single order. Changes include:

  • New redeem rewards screens

  • Ability to put a limit on how many points guests can redeem in a single order

  • Ability to look up rewards accounts by email, phone, name, or account number on the ordering screen

  • To void a reward redemption, you must void the check or the rewards discount itself.

  • To accommodate multiple rewards accounts on a single order, you split the check and attach a rewards account to each check.

Money 2.52

This section provides information about changes that affect the way a restaurant receives payments.

Fixes

The following notes provide information about fixed problems.

Card swipe now correctly populates search field on Previous Checks screen

On the Previous Checks screen in the Toast POS app, if the check search UI is expanded, swiping a chip card will now correctly populate the search field with the cardholder name, rather than showing an error that chip cards must be inserted in the reader.

Weighed items now show correct unit price for location-specific pricing

An issue existed where restaurants using scales to weigh items with location-specific pricing incorrectly displayed the top-level corporate pricing instead of the unit price. This issue has been fixed.

Hardware and Performance 2.52

This section provides information about changes that affect the Toast POS system hardware and performance.

Fixes

The following notes provide information about new and improved functionality.

Keyboard auto-display fixed post-firmware update

An issue existed that after updating the firmware on Flex devices from Android 7 to Android 9, the keyboard would not automatically display in certain Quick Order scenarios. This has been fixed.

Toast Printer TP200 can now print both Chinese and English characters on the same receipt

An issue existed where the Toast Printer TP200 could not print both Chinese and English characters on one receipt when specified to use Chinese encoding. This issue has been fixed.