Version 2.53, November 2021

This section provides information about software and environment changes that are included in version 2.53 of the Toast platform.

In these release notes, "version v2.53" includes the following software versions.

  • Toast POS app: 2.53

  • Toast administration back-end: release-248 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 2.53.

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

Restaurant Operations 2.53

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.

Total item quantity shown in quick order screen

You can now configure the quick order screen of the Toast POS app to display the total number of items in an order. This allows cashiers to easily verify that a guest’s order is complete and accurate. You can enable this function for your restaurant in the Toast administration back-end using the Front of house > Order screen setup > Show total quantity of items in an order configuration option.

New menu overview page for Toast Order and Pay and Toast Menu and Pay menus

The Toast Order and Pay and Toast Menu and Pay menu interface now includes a menu overview page. The menu overview makes it easier for guests to navigate Toast restaurant menus, by providing them with a single place to search items and see all menus and menu groups.

Toast Online Ordering displays menu group descriptions

Toast online ordering now displays descriptions for menu groups. If you enter a description for a menu group, your Toast Online Ordering site displays the description along with the menu items in the group.

This feature is in limited release.

Employees 2.53

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.

New My Account experience for employee configuration

The Toast administration back-end now includes a My Account page that Toast restaurant employees can use to manage their own Toast platform settings. The employee configuration behavior of the Toast platform has changed in the following ways:

  • Toast restaurant employees cannot view and update other employees' account information in the My Account page.

  • Toast restaurant employees can only view and update other employees' account information in the Basic tab of the Toast administration back-end Employees page.

  • After a Toast restaurant employee activates their account, no Toast restaurant employee can update that employee's password.

Money 2.53

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

Improvements

The following notes provide information about fixed problems.

Gift card maximum purchase limit now $500

The Payment Options > Gift Card > Maximum Amount configuration option that limits the maximum currency amount of a gift card value purchase is now restricted to $500. Previously, the maximum amount was $2000.

Online eGift card shop includes an Add another eGift Card button

The Toast online eGift card shop for restaurants now includes an Add another eGift Card button next to the Check Out button. Restaurant guests see the option to add another gift card purchase before beginning the checkout process to complete a purchase.

Scan to Pay and Menu and Pay have configurable tip options

You can now configure tip options in the Toast Scan to Pay and Toast Menu and Pay digital dine-in products. Toast Scan to Pay and Toast Menu and Pay use the tip configuration options that you set in the Tipping section of the Front of house > UI Options page in the Toast administration back-end.

Tip configuration options for Toast Scan to Pay and Toast Menu and Pay include:

  • Tip / Tax (calculate suggested tip before or after tax)

  • Customize Tip Percentages

  • Default Tip Selection