Square for Restaurants

Bar or Lounge

Run your bar as smoothly as your bartender serves a cocktail.

An all-in-one system

Hardware, software, orders and payments. The Square for Restaurants POS system streamlines operations so you can spend less time managing your restaurant and more time growing it.

Point of Sale

Our restaurant POS is built for speed. From fast order entry to back-of-house operations, every tool helps your team move faster.

  • Use conversational modifiers to speed up ordering.
  • Make real-time menu updates across devices.
  • Repeat an order in a few taps.

Square KDS

A kitchen display system that keeps your whole restaurant in sync.

  • Handle the rush and reduce costs with digital tickets.
  • Manage all your orders from one screen.
  • Get food prepared and packaged just right.

Third-party partner integration

Sync your system with restaurant management software including QuickBooks, MarketMan and FreshKDS. Explore contactless solutions for food and beverage.

Our bar service is much faster now that we’re using Square mobile POS. The server used to have to walk all the way to the back to put in a drink order, and by the time they would get back to the table, the Jack and Coke was diluted.

Toni Morris, manager, Scaffidi’s Restaurant & Tavern

Setup and Support

Square for Restaurants is simple to use from day one. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services and 24/7 customer support for sellers on our Plus/Premium plans and M–F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Melbourne time) customer support for sellers on our Free plan.

Online Ordering

Take orders on your restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions. Set up delivery and curbside pickup.

  • Easily import menu items for online sales.
  • Orders are synced with your point of sale.
  • Supports Instagram and Facebook ad integration.

Payments

Payment processing your way. Accept all types of payments quickly and securely, whether you’re tableside, behind the bar, online or on the go.

  • Next-day transfers, same rate across cards.
  • No refund fees, no chargeback fees.
  • End-to-end encryption, PCI compliant.

Insights

There’s data behind every dish. Understand all aspects of your business with detailed data and custom reports.

  • See real-time sales directly on your POS.
  • Run reports by time of day, covers, employees, comps and voids.
  • Know what sells best and get alerts when inventory is low.
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Know your customers

Offer more of what they want, and use analytics to grow your business intelligently.

  • Review profiles, visits and feedback to see who's coming back and why.
  • Measure the effectiveness of loyalty programs and promotions.
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Loyalty

Increase sales by rewarding repeat customers with a loyalty program. They can sign up at checkout in a few seconds.

  • Track and compare loyalty and non-loyalty sales.
  • Boost sales and bring in new customers with Square Gift Cards.
  • Offer reward levels based on items, visits or amount spent.

More tools to help you succeed

Your Square account unlocks a powerful system of services that work together. Just a few:

Invoices

Send estimates, invoices and automatic reminders. Track payments in real-time.

Team Management

Manage your team and assign permissions while saving on labour costs.

Canstar’s 2021 and 2022 Most Satisfied Customers Merchant Services Award

Pricing plans

Three simple plans. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime.

1.6% per tap or dip on Square Terminal.*
1.9% per tap or dip on Square Reader or Stand.*

Free

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

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Includes:
  • M–F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. support (Melbourne time)
  • Fast order entry
  • Repeat items
  • Open bills
  • Table management
  • Menu management
  • Dark mode
  • Advanced discounts
  • Service charge
  • Square Team Management free plan

Plus

$129

Per month per location.
Unlimited devices.
30-day free trial.

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Includes Free plan and:
  • 24/7 support
  • Shift reports
  • Live sales
  • Close of day reports
  • Closing procedures
  • Section sales reports
  • Item availability tracking
  • Service charge including party size thresholds
  • Advanced reporting
  • Square Team Plus

Premium

 

Per month per location.
30-day free trial.
 

Contact Sales

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*Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250,000 per year. Contact sales →

In good company

Tens of thousands of restaurants trust Square.

Get started for free

Fast setup. No long-term contract. Cancel anytime.

FAQs

  • Is Square for Restaurants right for my business?

    Square for Restaurants is built to work with single and multi-location full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars and lounges. If you use Lightspeed, Sapaad, Lavu or Openbravo, Square for Restaurants can likely fit your needs at a lower cost. We now offer a free version of Square for Restaurants, as well as two paid plans – Plus and Premium.

  • How much does Square for Restaurants cost?

    We have three pricing plans.

    • Our Free plan covers basic day-to-day service. You can add Square KDS to your Free plan for just $25 per month per device.

    • For more complex needs, subscribe to our Plus plan.
      • You can use Square for Restaurants on one countertop POS device for $129 per month, per location.
      • Your Plus plan also enables you to use unlimited Square KDS devices at no additional software cost.
    • *Limited time offer! Until 11:59 pm AEST, 1 March 2023, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month, per location fee applies starting on 2/3/2023 (Square for Restaurants Plus plan required). Terms and conditions apply.

    • If you process more than $250,000 per year, contact our Sales team to get custom pricing and hardware discounts with our Premium plan.

    All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register, and 1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader/Stand. Plus and Premium plans come with a free 30-day trial. You can upgrade, downgrade or terminate your plan whenever you need. Square for Restaurants plans do not include hardware – you may use existing compatible devices or purchase new hardware from Square Shop; instalment plans available.

    For more details on our plans, visit our pricing page.

  • What’s included in each of the three pricing plans?

    All three Square for Restaurants plans include Fast Order Entry, Menu Manager, Order Manager, Table Management, Open Bills, Auto Gratuity, Remote Device Management, Multi-Location Management, the Square Team Management free plan and Mon – Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm support (Melbourne time).

    With the Plus plan, you get access to premium features, including Close of Day Reports, Auto 86ing, Item Counts, Shared Device Settings, Advanced Reporting, Live Sales Reports, Square Team Plus. With Plus, you can also use unlimited Square KDS devices at no cost. In addition, you can enable tableside ordering and payments on unlimited handheld devices for free until 11:59 pm AEST, 1 March 2023 and $50 per month, per location fee applies starting on 2/3/2023. Terms and conditions apply. Finally, your Plus plan also comes with 24/7 phone support for the moments that matter.

    Premium subscribers get everything listed, above as well as custom pricing for additional Square tools, such as Square Loyalty and Square Online. Eligibility applies. Contact Sales to learn more.

    To see a complete list of features for each plan, visit our pricing page.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with your Square for Restaurants subscription. You can shop for compatible kits and devices at the Square Shop to find hardware that suits your needs. Contact our sales team for hardware discount offers (eligibility applies). Square for Restaurants is compatible with iPad and industry kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers and routers, so you may be able to use your existing hardware.

  • Is the hardware bought or leased?

    All hardware, whether purchased as a one-time cost or financed, is bought. It’s 100% yours once you’ve completed payments.

  • How do I set up with Square for Restaurants?

    You can sign up for the free version of Square for Restaurants or start a free 30-day trial of Square for Restaurants Plus here. Please note: You’ll need to use a computer to sign up. Setup is simple, and you can self-onboard with the Free and Plus plans. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services and 24/7 customer support. To discuss a custom Premium plan, contact our Sales team.

  • Is Square Register compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Square Register is compatible with the Square for Restaurants Free plan and all of its POS features. In the future, Register will be fully compatible with our Plus and Premium plans, too. For now, Square for Restaurant Plus features such as Auto-86ing, Advanced Reporting, Shared Device Settings, and Team Management Plus from your Square Dashboard.

  • How do I set up Square for Restaurants on Square Register?

    Setup on Register is simple, and this support article explains everything you need to know. Note that you’ll need to update your software to the latest version (details on that here) and create a device code on your Square Dashboard before signing in and following the onscreen instructions. Reminder: Register is available with the Free Restaurants plan (Plus and Premium coming in 2021).

  • How do I switch from Square Point of Sale to a Restaurants plan?

    You can switch from Square Point of Sale to the Free or Plus Square for Restaurants plans by subscribing here. You’ll be able to utilise your existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for added functionality that’s included with your Restaurants plan.

  • How do I upgrade or downgrade my Square for Restaurants plan?

    You can upgrade from the Free restaurants plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilise all existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for the added functionality that’s included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged $129 per month per location. If you choose not to subscribe, you’ll be downgraded to the Free Restaurants plan, and you can continue to use the Restaurants POS system or choose to use Square Point of Sale.

    You’ll have the option to keep your Team Plus subscription. (If you cancel it, you’ll still be able to utilise the Team Management free plan features.) You’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose with the downgrade. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.

    To upgrade to the custom Premium plan, contact our Sales team.

  • What is Square for Restaurants mobile POS?

    Square for Restaurants mobile POS enables you to take orders and payments tableside or in-queue on a handheld device. Square for Restaurants mobile POS is available only to Plus or Premium plan subscribers.

    *Limited time offer! Until 11:59 pm AEST, 1 March 2023, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month per location fee applies starting on 2/3/2023 (Square for Restaurants Plus plan required). Terms and conditions apply.

  • Which devices can I use to run Square for Restaurants mobile POS?

    If you want to take orders and payments tableside or in-queue with Square for Restaurants mobile POS, you have two device options:

    • Square Terminal, a portable, all-in-one device with a built-in receipt printer. If you already have a Square Terminal and want to start taking tableside orders and payments with Square for Restaurants mobile POS, learn how to get it set up.
    • Mobile POS kit, with a custom L7 Case and Square Reader for contactless and chip + PIN cards.

    You can mix and match devices based on your needs. You’ll still need to have at least one countertop device enabled to execute closing procedures, monitor live sales and perform certain bill actions (e.g. bulk actions, split bills and merge bills). We plan to add some of this functionality to Square for Restaurants mobile POS in the near future.

  • Is Square Terminal compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Square Terminal is compatible with Square for Restaurants. You can use Square for Restaurants mobile POS on one or more Square Terminal devices to take orders and payments tableside or in-queue. Square for Restaurants mobile POS is available only to subscribers on a Plus or Premium plan.

    *Limited time offer! Until 11:59 pm AEST, 1 March 2023, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month, per location fee applies starting on 2/3/2023 (Square for Restaurants Plus plan required). Terms and conditions apply.

  • How do I set up Square for Restaurants on Square Terminal?

    Setup on Square Terminal is simple, and this support article explains everything you need to know. First, you’ll need to update your software to the latest version (details on that here) and create a Square for Restaurants mobile POS device code on your Square Dashboard. Then, sign in and follow the on-screen instructions.

Terms and Conditions: Limited time offer valid until 11:59 pm AEST on 1 March 2023. Eligible sellers will receive $0 per month pricing for using unlimited Square Terminal and Restaurant Mobile POS kit devices within Australia during the promotional period, inclusive of all fees and taxes. Sellers will then be automatically migrated to the standard $50 per month, per location upon conclusion of the promotional period, unless the seller elects to opt out of using the product. All sellers will be notified via email prior to the end of the promotional period with the option to opt out before being migrated to standard pricing. To avail yourself of this offer, activation of the Square for Restaurants Plus plan is required. You must be signed into your own account. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke or cancel the offer at any time. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash and non-transferable.