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Epos Now

Epos Now POS system is an effective business management, sales, and payment system for single-site, multi-site and online businesses. The system offers an extensive range of management and sales tools, with the option to expand t...Read more about Epos Now

3.4 (346 reviews)

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Toast POS

Toast POS is a flexible system built exclusively for restaurants and the food service industry. Offering tools like online ordering, delivery, takeout, mobile app ordering, contactless payments, and e-gift card purchasing, this so...Read more about Toast POS

4.2 (478 reviews)

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Rezku POS

Rezku is the premier POS, used by successful restaurants, bars and pizzerias to compete at a higher level, earn new business and eliminate headaches. Rezku comes complete with everything modern food and beverage concepts need for...Read more about Rezku POS

4.5 (27 reviews)

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Hippos POS

Hippos is an on premise with Cloud access point of sale (POS) solution that can be operated with or without the internet. The internet is only used to sync data between the POS and Cloud (web portal). The Hippos solution is design...Read more about Hippos POS

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LS Retail

LS Central is a unified POS and ERP software solution built on Microsoft Dynamics technology. It brings together several functionalities in one application such as financials (the Microsoft Dynamics ERP), point of sale (POS), stor...Read more about LS Retail

4.3 (125 reviews)

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PayPal is a digital payment platform that enables businesses and individuals to pay and accept payments through an online portal without revealing any financial details. The solution is suitable for businesses of all sizes. P...Read more about PayPal


Clover POS is an integrated point-of-sale (POS) system with custom hardware designed for several types of retailers. This POS system is available in both web-based and server-based deployment versions and offers countertop hardwar...Read more about Clover


Talech POS is a cloud-based retail, restaurant & bar and professional services solution that offers point-of-sale (POS), inventory and customer management, appointment scheduling and deep, real-time analytics. The solution stores ...Read more about talech


Launched in 2012, Posist by Restroworks is a cloud-based restaurant technology and POS (point of sale) platform. It offers scalable, reliable, and easy-to-use point-of-sale technology, enabling restaurants to automate operations, ...Read more about Posist

Lavu POS

Lavu is a Point of Sale solution designed for use by restaurants, bars, and nightclubs - from full-service, quick-service, and franchise restaurants, to food trucks, coffee shops, and lounges. Users can choose between bar, restaur...Read more about Lavu POS


Flipdish is an all-in-one POS and restaurant management system powering thousands of restaurants and takeaways around the world. Make life easier by streamlining operations with an intuitive kitchen display system, inventory mana...Read more about Flipdish

Harbortouch POS

Harbortouch is a restaurant POS system designed to help small and midsize businesses manage inventory, promotions and employees on a centralized dashboard. The platform enables administrators to gain insights into sales reports ac...Read more about Harbortouch POS


MYR POS is a cloud-based point of sale solution and was created specifically for the quick-serve and fast-casual restaurant segments. Customers typically include coffee shops, salad bars, pizza stands, ice cream shops, food trucks...Read more about MYR POS


StoreKit is a digital menu and payment technology software that helps businesses accept orders for food and drink. With click & collect, delivery, and in-store ordering modules, StoreKit not only saves restaurants operational cost...Read more about StoreKit


Veloce POS is a point of sale (POS) solution that helps businesses streamline operations related to invoicing, inventory tracking and price configuration, among other processes. It enables supervisors to use the built-in time-cloc...Read more about Veloce

Simphony POS

Simphony POS, from Oracle MICROS is a restaurant management system designed to help restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, resorts and casinos manage orders, inventories, menus and more. It enables businesses to process online payments...Read more about Simphony POS

Vital POS

Vital POS is a cloud-based solution that helps small businesses streamline operations related to inventory management, pricing configuration, tax reporting and payment processing. Administrators can add users, create role-based gr...Read more about Vital POS


Paysafe is a cloud-based solution designed to help businesses of all sizes streamline the entire payment lifecycle, from accepting cross-border remittance to handling billing and invoicing operations. It enables eCommerce and in-s...Read more about Paysafe

BPA Restaurant Professional

BPA Restaurant Pro is a retail management solution designed to help small to large enterprises manage accounting processes and streamline point-of-sale operations. Key features include time tracking, reporting, inventory managemen...Read more about BPA Restaurant Professional


Getswift is a delivery management solution that helps businesses of all sizes streamline operations related to dispatching, routing, status tracking and more. Drivers can utilize a mobile application to update profile information,...Read more about GetSwift

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: March 16, 2023

If you are planning to start a food truck business, or already own one, you know that setting up a food truck can be overwhelming. You have to finance the truck, get the proper equipment and inventory, find adequate staff, and get the necessary permits. Amidst all this chaos, it is easy to forget the importance of small things such as a point-of-sale (POS) system.

You might think that accounting with a pen and paper is sufficient. But gone are those days when you could write orders on a legal pad and simply round everything up at the end of the day. Today, not only do you need to keep a detailed track of all orders and provide customers with receipts but you also need to accept payments via multiple modes such as credit/debit cards and digital wallets.

A POS system can streamline billing, payments, and bookkeeping for you, and make it easier for you to manage the finances of your food truck. To help you better understand food truck POS systems, we have prepared this guide. Here is what we will cover:

What is a food truck POS system?

A food truck POS system is a software that can record orders and accept payments for a food truck. It typically combines a payment processing center, inventory management features, and basic sales-related analytics. Most such systems are mobile-friendly and can be operated from a tablet or a phone.


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Common features of a food truck POS system

The typical features of a food truck POS system are as follows:

Menu management

Create and modify a menu for the food truck.


Take orders from customers and keep a record. Some systems also allow you to display the orders on a separate screen for the kitchen staff.

Payment processing

Process payments for food orders via multiple modes, including credit/debit cards, mobile wallets, and cash transactions.


Create custom invoices for food orders and send them directly to customers over email or text message. The invoices can also be printed with the help of additional printing equipment.


Access information such as gross sales, sales count, and revenue with the help of reports. Some systems provide more detailed reports such as the food items that sell better than others and the peak business hours for the truck.

Third-party order management

Streamline and manage orders from third-party food delivery sources such as Postmates and DoorDash.

Inventory management

Manage the availability of items, such as fresh vegetables and cooking aids, to ensure smooth operations.

Automatic discounts

Create discounts for specific food items, categories, or order quantities and auto-apply them when required.

Location management

Integrate multiple food trucks into a single system and manage their payments as well as inventory centrally.

Staff management

Track the attendance and work hours of staff members. Also, use the data to calculate labor costs and identify top performers.


Auto-calculate and manage payroll for staff from within the POS system.

Loyalty program

Create customer loyalty programs and enroll and reward customers directly from within the POS system.

Email marketing

Create, send, and track email marketing campaigns to promote the food truck business.

What type of buyer are you?

To find the right food truck POS system for your business, it is important to understand what type of buyer you are. Food truck POS system buyers usually fall into the following two categories:

  • Basic buyers: Such buyers look for the bare minimum features in the system; taking orders and processing payments are their two major needs. Often, they may also want the ability to create order invoices and integrate with third-party food delivery services. Such buyers can go for a cloud-based food truck POS system, on a per terminal per month-basis or on a per-transaction basis. 

  • Advanced buyers: These buyers want to go beyond taking orders and processing payments. They also want to keep a record of their customers and manage their staff from within the same system. Typically, these are the businesses with multiple food trucks but solitary food trucks that have been established for a while can also fall into this category. Such buyers should explore cloud-based food truck POS systems that either provide advanced features (as mentioned above) or integrate with third-party software to fulfill the needs.  

Benefits of a food truck POS system

Food truck POS system helps food truck businesses streamline their orders and payment processing. The benefits of the system are:

  • Orders management and inventory tracking: With orders entered into a POS system, there will be no mistakes in preparing and delivering the right food items. You can also make sure no add-ons, toppings, or special cooking instructions are missed. Additionally, the system helps you track how much food has been sold and what is left in stock such that you always know before the food is about to run out.

  • Hassle-free payment processing: Manually processing payments for hundreds of orders can be an overwhelming task. Mistakes tend to happen and sometimes money goes missing. Moreover, juggling cash and digital payments can create additional confusion. With a system like this, all these tasks can be streamlined and you can save time and effort on processing payments for your food truck business.

Key considerations when buying a food truck POS system

With dozens of food truck POS systems on the market, it can be difficult to find one for yourself. To help you out, we have listed the considerations you should keep in mind:

  • Determine hardware requirements: Food truck POS systems typically run on smartphones and tablets. This means you will need to set aside a dedicated device for the purpose, so make sure you account for the cost of that. Additionally, you may need a magstripe card reader/contactless card reader/chip reader and a receipt printer. Talk to the vendor about the hardware requirements and see if you can get a deal or some reference.

  • Understand the terms and conditions of digital payment processing: Built-in payment processing systems usually come at a flat, per transaction fee. This can range anywhere from 10 cents/transaction to 2-3% the value of the transaction. Before you choose a food truck POS system, talk to the vendor about this and make sure you understand the terms and conditions of digital payment processing.

  • Watch out for hidden costs: The vendors of some food truck POS systems can have hidden costs, such as implementation fees. These hidden costs can be as high as a few hundred dollars. Before you finalize a system, talk to the vendor about this and ensure you know what you are signing up for.