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What is a full-service restaurant POS?

Simply put, it’s a point-of-sale system built for the exact needs of your restaurant. You can arm your team with everything – from coursing, tableside ordering and payments, to marking items as unavailable so customers never order something that’s sold out. Switch to Square Restaurant POS so you can satisfy more diners, connect your front and back of house, and make smarter business decisions.

Give your restaurant the competitive edge.

Focus on sales without sacrificing service.

Keep service flowing with QR codes and tableside ordering. For takeaway, help drive bigger numbers with a custom Square website, and offer click and collect and delivery.


Run your front and back of house like a well-oiled machine.

Get all sides of your restaurant talking. Automatically route dine-in, takeaway and delivery orders to the right prep station via your kitchen display system (KDS). Tailor ticket layouts, timers and notifications to your unique setup.


Put your money where the numbers are.

Make smart decisions based on detailed reports on everything from kitchen prep times to sales trends. Balance labour costs with built-in staff management. Enjoy cash flow peace of mind with instant access to sales.


Treat every diner like a VIP.

Connect reservation platforms with your POS to quickly seat diners, better predict walk-in waiting times and deliver unforgettable experiences. Bring in new business with branded gift cards.


Why choose Square for your full-service restaurant?

Run your business better with tools built for restaurant people. Get menu and order management, payment processing and more with Square for Restaurants, the flexible POS system that helps you do what you do best: deliver outstanding hospitality, on-premises and off.

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Staff training in <15 minutes. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train existing staff and new employees with our intuitive interface that flows like your restaurant.

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Reliable tech. 24/7 support. Experience powerful performance with a connected ecosystem backed by our always-on support team.

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Restaurant tools, your way. Keep your business connected with integrations to your favourite third-party services. Add the capabilities you need today and adjust as you go.

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

How Devon institution The Pigs Nose Inn increased traffic by 20% with simple, seamless tech


10–20% increase in five months with OpenTable


100% increase since adopting Square


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How it started

Proud to be the most southerly pub in Devon, The Pigs Nose Inn offers an authentic English pub experience. From pub grub made from locally sourced ingredients to live music featuring up-and-comers to well-known acts, The Pigs Nose Inn is run today by Joss Webber. Joss made the call to adopt contactless card payments shortly after taking the reins of the business. To facilitate that and more, he partnered with Square in 2016.

How it’s going

The team transformed their flow by replacing written order-taking with a custom kitchen display system, which automatically sends orders from the floor to the kitchen. Revenue has doubled since the switch – and by taking advantage of the third-party integration with OpenTable, The Pigs Nose has boosted traffic by nearly 20%. Joss and his team can view floor plans, real-time table status alerts, spend per table and individual customer data like allergies all in one place – a feature that’s made running the business easier and dramatically increased the number of folks who walk through the doors for a cold beer and a live show.

Invest in your success. Start serving with Square.

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for £69/month + card processing fees.*

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

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*If your FSR business processes more than £200k in credit or debit 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 FSR 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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Feel secure about data security.

Square products are made with end-to-end encryption and provide PCI-DSS-compliant payment processing, with no PCI or security fees.

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Chargebacks and payment issues? We’ve got you.

As the Merchant of Record, Square provides dedicated support to our clients. We handle chargebacks and payment issues, which means you don’t have to deal with disputes yourself.

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Get dedicated support from a restaurant team that understands how you work and what you need.

Get started on your own or hire a specialist for personalised training. Access ongoing 24/7 online and phone support. Join our online community to connect with other business owners who use Square.

Make it your own.

Let your tech stack boost your potential.

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

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1 See here for further information on offline payments.

2 Funds are subject to your bank’s availability schedule, but are generally available in your bank account within 20 minutes of initiating an instant transfer. Minimum amount is £15 and maximum transfer limit is £3,500 per day.

3 All loans are issued by Squareup Europe Ltd., registered in England and Wales (no 08957689). Actual fee depends upon payment card processing history, loan amount and other eligibility factors. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. Offer eligibility is not guaranteed. All loan applications are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply.


  • Is Square right for my full-service restaurant?

    Square for Restaurants makes it easier for single-location and multi-location full-service spots to focus on hospitality. The cloud-based POS system is built for restaurant operators looking for a flexible business technology solution for running front of house, back of house and their back office – keeping everything connected and in sync. With many advanced features including coursing, live sales reporting and 24/7 support, Square is the dedicated tech partner helping your restaurant deliver unforgettable experiences.

    Square Shifts is the tool restaurants use to track their team’s hours, overtime and breaks while saving on labour costs.

    Square Online Ordering is great for setting up delivery and pickup, and it allows you to take orders on your restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions.

    On the floor, Square gives you the option to add handheld devices to your POS to reduce your customers’ waiting times and free up your staff to focus on table touches and table turns.

    Add the kitchen display system your staff will love. Square KDS helps your team see and fulfil all the orders coming in from your website, delivery apps and anywhere else – all unified in one place.

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

    The biggest benefit of going with 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. Menu updates take seconds rather than hours or days, keeping the front and back of house in sync. 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.

  • How does Square compare to other restaurant POS systems?

    The last thing a restaurant operator needs to deal with is unreliable technology, disconnected systems or hidden fees. Square makes it free to try and easy to buy, and you’ll always know what you’re paying for. Square Restaurant POS is designed specifically for restaurant workflows. Operators tell us they love the user-friendly interface because it makes staff training easy (often less than 15 minutes) and helps reduce the number of errors that tend to happen during busy shifts.

    You may find Square is quicker, easier and more user-friendly for your staff to operate than other point-of-sale solutions like Micros, Aloha, SumUp, Epos Now, Toast POS and Lightspeed. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates. Best of all, the Square system is built with flexibility in mind. We know your requirements change as your business grows and evolves, so Square lets you start with what you need today and add capabilities and hardware as you go.

  • Can Square power my multi-location full-service restaurants too?

    For restaurant groups, Square offers an integrated multi-location management solution that combines payment processing and centralised sales reporting across all your locations. Improve diner engagement with capabilities that let you offer online ordering and gift cards. Our easy-to-use software helps you stay in control of every location while delivering a streamlined experience to franchisees and diners.

  • How can I switch to Square from my current POS system?

    Switching to Square is simple and fast and takes days, not weeks. Start by creating an account, and get access to the 30-day free trial of the Square for Restaurants Plus plan. After 30 days, select which plan is right for you. When you sign up, you can add your menu from a PDF. You can easily transfer your existing inventory with bulk-intake importing. If you need assistance, Square Support is here to help you with everything from gift card migration to on-site 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.

    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 upgraded Square for Restaurants plan.

  • Does Square for Restaurants work without internet access?

    Square for Restaurants requires an internet connection for normal operations. If you are experiencing connectivity issues, you can enable offline payments⁴ with Square hardware to keep taking payments for up to 24 hours. Additional terms apply.

    ⁴Offline payments with Square Terminal and Square Register will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of taking your first offline payment. Square Reader and Square Stand let you process transactions through offline payments for up to 1 hour in a single session and will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of the start of your offline payment session. Note: offline payments are not supported on older versions of Square Reader (1st generation – v1 and v2). Click here for help identifying your contactless reader.

    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. Contactless card payments, Square Gift Cards and Clearpay transactions do not work with offline payments. Learn more about how to enable and use offline payments (here)

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