Square for Restaurants

Pricing plans

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

Plan

Free

Everything you need to handle day-to-day service.

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started

Plus

Streamline operations and boost revenue as your needs grow more complex.

$60

Per month per location.
+$40/month per added POS device.
30-day free trial.

Start free trial

Premium

Get a custom plan that scales as you expand your footprint and your brand.

Custom pricing

Eligibility applies*
 
 

Contact Sales

Plan

Free
Free
Plus
$60
Premium
Custom pricing
Top features Includes: Includes Free plan and: Includes Plus plan and custom pricing* on optional add-ons:
Includes:
  • Point of Sale
  • Team Management
  • M–F, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support
Includes Free plan and:
  • Advanced Point of Sale features
  • Square KDS
  • Mobile POS software (on unlimited handheld devices)
  • Team Plus
  • 24/7 support
Includes Plus plan and custom pricing* on optional add-ons:
  • Square Loyalty
POS features
Square KDS Not included Included Included
Open bills Included Included Included
Fast order entry – Conversational modifiers and autoprogression Included Included Included
Menu management Included Included Included
Table management Included Included Included
Cash management Included Included Included
Auto-gratuity 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
Auto 86ing and 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 customization Not included Included Included
KDS
Included $20/mo per KDS device Included Unlimited KDS devices Included Unlimited KDS devices
Ticket routing Included Included Included
Customizable 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 Included Reopen closed bills and Close-of-Day reports are not compatible with Square Register. Both features are coming soon Included Reopen closed bills and Close-of-Day reports are not compatible with Square Register. Both features are coming soon
Operations
Device code login Included Included Included
Remote device configuration Included Included Included
Remote device management Included Included Included
Dark mode Included Not available on Square Register 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 ($45/mo per location for Team Plus) Included Team Plus included Included Team Plus included
Square Online Free tier included Free tier included Contact Sales
Square Loyalty From $60/mo per location From $60/mo per location Custom pricing available
Invoices Included Included Included
Gift Cards Included Included Included

Plan

Free

Everything you need to handle day-to-day service.

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started

Plus

Streamline operations and boost revenue as your needs grow more complex.

$60

Per month per location.
+$40/month per added POS device.
30-day free trial.

Start free trial

Premium

Get a custom plan that scales as you expand your footprint and your brand.

Custom pricing

Eligibility applies*
 
 

Contact Sales

*Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250k in credit card sales per year. Other exclusions apply. Contact Sales →

In good company

Tens of thousands of restaurants trust Square.

Square for Restaurants by the numbers

1.43x

more monthly orders using
Square Terminal.

24%

Sellers using Square for Restaurants do up to 24% of their business through online sales.

126%

year-over-year average growth.

FAQs

  • Is Square for Restaurants right for my business?

    Square for Restaurants is a good fit for single- and multi-location full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars, breweries and multi-concept restaurants. We now offer a free version of Square for Restaurants in addition to our paid plans.

  • How much does Square for Restaurants cost?

    We have three pricing plans. Our Free plan covers basic day-to-day service. For more complex needs, our Plus plan is $60 per month per location plus $40 per month per additional device. Square KDS is included in our Plus plan at no additional device charge. To get started with Premium, contact our Sales team. Plus and Premium include a 30-day free trial.

    All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 2.65%. Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250,000 per year. Contact Sales to learn more. 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 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support.

    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 and mPOS. With Plus, you can also use unlimited Square KDS devices at no cost.

    Premium subscribers get everything listed above as well as custom pricing for additional Square tools, such as Square Marketing, 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 Square KDS included in Restaurants Plus?

    Yes, Square KDS is available with the Square for Restaurants Plus subscription ($60/location) with no additional cost per KDS display.

  • 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 certain 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 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 for sellers on our Plus/Premium plans and M–F, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT, customer support for sellers on our Free plan. To discuss a custom Premium plan, contact our Sales team.

  • 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 utilize 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 utilize 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 $60 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 utilize 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.

  • Is Square Register compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Square Register is compatible with the Square for Restaurants Free plan. It is also compatible with the Square for Restaurants Plus and Premium plans with the exception of two features: “Reopen closed bills” and the “Close-of-day” report. Both features are coming soon.

  • 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: if you are using Square for Restaurants Plus and Premium there are two features that are not compatible with Square Register: “Reopen closed bills” and the “Close-of-day” report. Both features are coming soon.

  • What is Square for Restaurants mobile POS?

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

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

    If you want to take orders and payments tableside or in line 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 an Android device, custom L7 Case and Square Reader for contactless and chip.

    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 line. Square for Restaurants mobile POS is available only to subscribers on a Plus or Premium plan.

  • 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.

Currently, Square is not compatible with the sales recording module (SRM) in Quebec. However, we offer an integration with Koomi, which is SRM compatible.