Cooking up Change

Created by Toast

Win $3,000 and Get Hired

Submit by April 5, 10PM

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Visit a local restaurant and find solutions to improve their ordering and transaction systems.

What to Submit

Introduce the restaurant, its problems, and present your solution(s) in a 3-5 minute video.

To apply, you must:
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled at a college in Massachusetts
  • Be financial aid eligible, meaning you receive some form of financial aid from the government or your school
Detailed Description

Toast's business development team wants to see your sales skills. Impress them and you can get hired!

For this competition, you must find a restaurant and figure out solutions to help improve their ordering and transaction systems. Look to see how you can make things faster, cheaper, more accurate, and generally more efficient.

To present your findings, record a 3-5 minute video introducing the restaurant, its problems, and what solutions you think the restaurant should implement.

Here are some qualities of restaurants who would be a good fit:

  • No online or self-ordering systems
  • Outdated technology (old cash registers and lots of handwritten notes)
  • Lack of communication between people taking orders and people making food
Research and Curiousity
Are the solutions that the student presented well-researched? Does the student seem knowledgeable and interested in restaurants?
How convincing was the student when presenting their solution(s)?
How is this student's overall communication skills? Did they clearly convey background on the restaurant and their solution?
Skills Practiced
  • Sales
  • Prospecting
  • Communication
  • Pitching
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