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This section provides information about working with restaurant orders in Toast APIs. An order represents a dining or food service experience at a Toast POS system restaurant. For example, an order might represent:

  • A party of restaurant guests dining together at a restaurant table.

  • A web-based request for delivery service from a restaurant.

  • A request for a catering service, to be fulfilled in the future.

For more information on how order information appears on KDS tickets, see Understanding how order information appears on KDS tickets.

The following sections provide more information about working with orders.