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Whether you’re a single location offering table service, multilocation QSR, bar or franchise, improve the flow of orders and find more ways to keep profit in your pocket. Get the flexible restaurant POS solution your staff can learn in minutes.

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What is a restaurant POS?

Payment processing, table management and inventory management are just the beginning. The best restaurant POS software gives you the power to connect the front and back of house and your back office while freeing you up to focus on the customer experience.

Why switch to Square?

Stop tolerating clunky, unreliable tools. Toss the pen and paper and simplify the way you run your business. With Square for Restaurants, get payment processing, menu management, online ordering and more.

  • Disconnect between back of house and front of house
  • Costly mistakes and irritated customers
  • Stressed-out staff
  • Mountains of paperwork
  • System downtime = lost sales
  • Juggling too many tech vendors

Out with the old

In with the new

  • Maximise your sales by making it easy to accept takeaway and delivery orders online.
  • Stay on top of your business’s performance from anywhere with remote access to real-time reports.
  • Fulfil more orders faster with menus that are always in sync.
  • Stay on top of labour and inventory costs, so you can do more without sacrificing quality.
  • Turn customers into regulars with an integrated loyalty program.
  • Get your money faster with free next-day transfers, or pay a small fee to have it instantly.

Join millions of other forward-thinking businesses worldwide that have the Square advantage.

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  • ‘A really simple and effective system.’
  • ‘It has been seamless.’
  • ‘Easy to pivot to more online ordering.’
  • ‘It made our lives easier!!’
  • ‘Our rate of mistakes went down.’
  • ‘I love how user friendly it is.’
  • ‘More time for other daily tasks.’
  • ‘Increased time tableside with customers.’
  • ‘Our tip rate increased.’

Quotes from actual Square restaurant merchants; your experience may vary.

Meet Matt.
He runs the world’s first zero-waste cocktail bar.

How it started

When Matt Whiley launched RE, it was with one goal in mind: to create the world’s first zero-waste cocktail bar, inspired by childhood memories of salvaging discarded food with his grandfather. And a big mission needs the right partners — so Matt came to Square looking for a platform that would help him revolutionise sustainability in the hospitality industry.

How it’s going

RE uses Square to prioritise sustainability at every turn. The team replaced paper dockets with digital tickets on Square KDS, eliminating paper waste and synchronising the kitchen and bar staff to improve operational efficiency. They’ve also streamlined the ordering process by using Square mobile POS to take orders directly at the table. RE’s customers are delighted by the better, faster service — and Matt’s making his dream a reality.

Built to enhance your hospitality

Learn how Square works, no matter your business model.

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for $129/month + credit card processing fees. Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for credit card processing. Compare plans →


Get the basics you need for day-to-day service and operations, and only pay when you take a payment.


+processing fees

Unlimited countertop POS devices
Unlimited locations
M–F, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Melbourne time) support


Get the basics plus advanced features such as course management, live sales reporting and 24/7 support.


+processing fees

Unlimited countertop POS devices
+$50/mo. per location for locations using mobile POS
Unlimited Square KDS devices
24/7 phone support


Partner with us to get the best rate structure for your payment volume, average transaction size and other business needs.

Custom pricing

Businesses processing $250,000 or more in yearly payments may be eligible for custom pricing. To learn more, please get in touch with our experts through the link below.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your tech.

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Get started on your own or hire a specialist for personalised one-on-one training.

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Access 24/7 phone support with the Square for Restaurants Plus plan (or M–F, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. AEST with the Free plan).

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Join our online community to connect with other business owners using Square.

Make it your own

Let your tech stack boost your potential.

Square is built on a platform that can power all businesses. Get the restaurant tech that can flex, expand and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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  • What is Square for Restaurants?

    Square for Restaurants is more than just a cloud-based POS system — it’s a business technology solution built for single- and multilocation full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars, breweries and multiconcept restaurants. It’s the point of sale that works with everything you need for day-to-day service, including Square Online Ordering (taking orders on your restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions, setting up delivery and kerbside pickup) and Square Team Management (the tool to track your team’s hours, overtime and breaks while helping you save on labour costs), plus advanced features such as coursing, live sales reporting and 24/7 support. You’ve got the option to add handheld devices to your POS to reduce your customers’ wait times and fulfil orders from anywhere in one place: your Square KDS. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train your staff with the intuitive tools that flow like your restaurant.

  • What are the benefits of using a cloud-based POS system?

    The biggest benefit of using a cloud-based POS system rather than a traditional on-premise system is that it allows you to monitor and manage your operations from anywhere with an internet connection. You can manage your sales, inventory, menus and other aspects of your business remotely, giving you greater flexibility and convenience. Cloud-based POS systems also eliminate the need for expensive upfront hardware purchases, like servers, and ongoing maintenance costs associated with traditional POS systems. And with Square, you can always count on continuous enhancements to the restaurant POS so you can operate with the latest features and security enhancements.

  • What’s involved in switching from my current solution to Square?

    If you’re a restaurant owner or manager who already uses restaurant management software, such as OrderMate, Epos Now, Impos, Lightspeed or any other POS providers or POS software, Square for Restaurants can fit your needs. You may find Square is quicker, easier and more user-friendly. Menu updates take seconds rather than hours or days, which keeps the front and back of house in sync. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates.

    Switching to Square is simple and fast. Start by creating an account and get access to the 30-day free trial of the Square for Restaurants Plus plan before you need to select which plan is right for you. When you sign up, you can add your menu from a PDF, an online restaurant site or an online delivery platform partner like Uber Eats, DoorDash or Grubhub. You can easily transfer your existing inventory with bulk-intake importing. And if you need help, Square Support is here to help you with everything from migrating gift cards to onsite networking installation.

    Hardware is not included with your subscription. You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your concept by visiting the Square Shop. You may be able to repurpose existing devices, including iPads, industry kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers and routers. Once you’ve set up your hardware, configure your POS in minutes to fit your style of service. Verify your identity, connect a bank account and get ready to take your first payment.

  • What’s the difference between Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale?

    Both Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale can help your food and beverage business, depending on your needs. Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive POS solution designed specifically for restaurant businesses such as FSRs, QSRs or other advanced operations. It includes features such as table, course and item management, advanced reporting and live sales to help fulfil more orders faster. Businesses like coffee shops, bakeries and food trucks that don’t require these features and want a solution for simpler operations choose Square Point of Sale.

  • What’s involved in switching to the Restaurant POS?

    Subscribe to enable switching from Square Point of Sale to the Square for Restaurants Free or Square for Restaurants Plus plans. You’ll be able to use your existing features and setup. The only updates you might need will be for the added functionality that’s included with your Square for Restaurants plan.

  • How can I upgrade or downgrade my Square for Restaurants software subscription plan?

    You can get started with a 30-day free trial of Square for Restaurants Plus. After your 30-day free trial expires, you’ll be given the option in your Square Dashboard to either continue the Square for Restaurants Plus subscription for the standard subscription fee of $129 per month per location, or downgrade to Square for Restaurants Free. If you choose to downgrade to the Square for Restaurants Free plan, you’ll still have access to basic functionality to take orders and payments. With the Square for Restaurants Plus plan, you’ll get access to more advanced functionality, like table management, coursing, live sales reporting and more. Compare plan features on the pricing page.

    You can upgrade from the Square for Restaurants Free plan to the Square for Restaurants Plus plan at any time. If you process more than $250K in credit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing. If you wish to upgrade to the custom Square for Restaurants Premium plan, contact our sales team.

    You can also choose the simpler Square Point of Sale, the POS with fewer restaurant-specific features.

  • How long will it take to get started with Square for Restaurants?

    Setup is simple and you can get started on your own with the Square for Restaurants Free and Square for Restaurants Plus plans in minutes by creating a menu right away. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services and 24/7 customer support (for Square for Restaurants Plus). To discuss a custom Square for Restaurants Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Does Square for Restaurants work without internet access?

    Square Restaurants POS requires both an internet connection and compatible hardware. Access the internet by connecting your device to Wi-Fi, a hotspot or mobile data. If internet access isn’t available, you can enable Square hardware to accommodate offline payments for up to 24 hours.

    Offline payments are processed automatically when you reconnect your device to the internet and will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of taking your first offline payment. By enabling offline payments, you are responsible for any expired, declined or disputed payments accepted while offline. Square is unable to provide customer contact information for payments declined while offline. Offline payments are not supported on older versions of Square Reader for contactless and chip + PIN cards (1st generation – v1 and v2). Identify your contactless reader. Learn more about how to enable and use offline payments.

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