Square for Restaurants

Pricing Plans

Three simple plans. No hidden fees. Upgrade or downgrade, add or subtract tools and cancel your plan at any time.

Plan

Free

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started
Processing rate per transaction

1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand
1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register
2.2% for online payments
2.2% for manually keyed-in or card on file

Plus

$129

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

Start free trial
Processing rate per transaction

1.9% per tap or insert on Square Reader and Square Stand
1.6% per tap or insert on Square Terminal and Square Register
2.2% for online payments
2.2% for manually keyed-in or card on file

Premium

 

Per month per location.
30-day free trial.
 

Contact Sales
Processing rate per transaction

Custom processing rates available when you contact sales.

Plan

Free
Free
Plus
$129
Premium
 
Plan highlights Includes: Includes Free plan and:
Includes:
  • Point of Sale
  • Team Management
  • M–F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. support (Melbourne time)**
Includes Free plan and:
  • Advanced Point of Sale features
  • Square KDS
  • Mobile POS software (on unlimited handheld devices)‡
  • Team Plus
  • 24/7 support
POS features
Open bills Included Included Included
Fast order entry - Conversational modifiers & auto progression Included Included Included
Menu management Included Included Included
Table management Included Included Included
Cash management Included Included Included
Service charge Included Does not include party size thresholds Included Includes party size thresholds Included Includes party size thresholds
Order manager Included Included Included
Advanced discounts Included Included Included
Item availability & item counts Included Included Included
new Mobile POS Not included Included Included
Reopen closed bills Not included Included Included
Seat management Not included Included Included
Course management Not included Included Included
Floor plan customisation Not included Included Included
KDS
Included $25/mo per KDS device Included Unlimited KDS devices Included Unlimited KDS devices
Ticket routing Included Included Included
Customisable ticket layouts Included Included Included
Real-time order updates Included Included Included
Ticket timers Included Included Included
Multi-device sync Included Included Included
Kitchen performance reports Included Included Included
Hardware compatibility
Square Stand/iPad Included Included Included
Square Terminal Included Features not specific to Square for Restaurants Included Runs Square for Restaurants mobile POS Included Runs Square for Restaurants mobile POS
Restaurant Mobile POS Kit Not included Included Included
Square Register Included Auto-86ing supported with more coming in 2022 Auto-86ing supported with more coming in 2022
Operations
Device code login Included Included Included
Remote device configuration Included Included Included
Remote device management Included Included Included
Dark mode Included Included Included
Service charge reporting Included Included Included
Reports Included Included Included
Shift reports Not included Included Included
Closing procedures Not included Included Included
Close of day reports Not included Included Included
Live sales Not included Included Included
Shared settings Not included Included Included
Category rollup reporting Not included Included Included
Section sales reports Not included Included Included
Menu reports Not included Included Included
Add-on tools
Square Team Management Free plan included: Time tracking, clock in/out & one set of permissions ($35/mo for Team Plus) Included Team Plus included Included Team Plus included
Square Online site Free tier included Free tier included Custom pricing available
Square Loyalty From $45/mo per location From $45/mo per location Custom pricing available
Support services
Customer support M–F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. support (Melbourne time) 24/7 support 24/7 support
Online Support Center Included Included Included
Square Voices Included Included Included
Town Square Blog Included Included Included
Seller Community Included Included Included

Plan

Free

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started

Plus

$129

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

Start free trial

Premium

 

Per month per location.
30-day free trial.
 

Contact Sales

Videos linked above for specific features were originally produced for our U.S. customers and some features are not currently available in the AU: Payroll, Marketing, offline mode, and signature authorization.
See AU-specific, third-party integrations here and AU-specific pricing here.

Terms and Conditions: Limited time offer valid until 11:59 p.m. 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, and will then be automatically migrated to the standard $50 AUD 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.

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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.