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Whether you’re a single-location FSR, a multilocation QSR, a bar or a multiconcept restaurant, improve the flow of orders and find more ways to keep profit in your pocket. Get the flexible cloud-based 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 BOH and FOH
  • 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

  • Maximize your sales by making it easy to accept takeout and delivery orders online.
  • Add new revenue streams like merch to help grow your brand and bottom line.
  • 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 raving fans with the complete data to give your restaurant the edge.
  • Access your money instantly with cash flow solutions.

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 CHAR Restaurant Group.
They power six high-profile brands with Square.

“We’re looking for ways to be smarter as we grow, and we see ourselves using Square more and more. It’s just so easy to navigate. Everything’s at your fingertips, from managing your website to reporting financial info.”

How it started

Co-chefs and co-owners Connie DeSousa and John Jackson launched their Calgary F&B empire in 2009 with CHARCUT Roast House. Five brands soon joined the roster — charbar, Rooftop Bar at Simmons, CHIX Eggshop, Alley Burger and Connie and John’s Pizza — and they all use Square to boost their success.

How it’s going

As busy entrepreneurs, Connie and John particularly value the time Square saves them. They manage reporting, scheduling, payroll and their Square Online website from the Square Dashboard, and they use real-time data to make smart decisions on the fly. But as much as Square helps with admin and analytics, it’s really about the customer experience — and how Square frees them up to deliver stellar hospitality.

Built to enhance your hospitality

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for $60/month + credit or debit card processing fees.*

Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for credit or debit card processing.*

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*If you process more than $250K in credit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing. Contact our sales team.

Select your hardware.

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 kitchen and receipt printers, cash drawers and routers.

Connect with our team to see if you’re eligible for hardware offers.

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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 multi-location full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars, breweries and multi-concept 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 curbside 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 ongoing 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.

    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 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 Micros, Toast POS, Upserve, Lightspeed, Clover, TouchBistro or 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 & beverage business, depending on your needs. Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive POS solution designed specifically for restaurant businesses like many FSRs, QSRs or other advanced operations. It includes features such as table, course and item management, advanced reporting and live sales to help fulfill 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.

    Learn more about Square Point of Sale here.

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

    You can switch from Square Point of Sale to the Square for Restaurants Free or Square for Restaurants Plus plans by subscribing here. 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 $60 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 ongoing customer support. 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 or a hotspot, or use cellular data. If internet access isn’t available, you can enable Square hardware to accommodate offline payments¹ for up to 24 hours.

    ¹Offline payments with Square Terminal and Register will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of taking your first offline payment. Payments with Square Reader and Stand can be processed for up to one hour in a single offline session and will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of the start of your offline payment session. 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. Please be advised that Interac debit cards do not work offline. Any offline transaction attempted with an Interac debit card will auto-decline upon regaining connectivity. Offline payments are not supported on older versions of Square Reader (1st generation – v1 and v2). Learn more on identifying your contactless reader or how to enable and use offline payments.

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