Be more nimble with your quick-service restaurant POS.

Success means building systems while you’re building your team. Make it easy for your customers to place orders (wherever, whenever they want) and even easier for your staff to fulfil them – fast.

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What is a quick-service point of sale?

Payment processing, kitchen optimisation and inventory management are just the beginning. The best QSR POS software gives you the power to boost your bottom line, make better business decisions and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Run your counter-service restaurant like a dream.

Take orders from anywhere so you never miss a sale.

Get a POS that takes orders and payments for at-the-counter, online, takeaway, delivery and catering orders. Accept all payments – contactless and chip and PIN – so you never miss a sale, even when you’re offline.


Keep your front and back of house flowing.

Fulfil orders from a durable kitchen display. Route tickets to the right station to optimise throughput, and sync menus and inventory in real time so diners never order unavailable items.


Make smarter business decisions with real-time sales data.

Analyse trends to improve menu pricing and fine-tune inventory orders. Manage labour costs with built-in staff management and team rotas. Get fast access to your sales with Instant Transfers.


Grow your customer base, and turn diners into regulars.

Customise your loyalty programme. Use learnings like visit and order histories to send personalised offers that keep diners coming back. Get discovered on popular websites such as Google, Facebook and Instagram.


Why choose Square for your quick-service restaurant?

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: serve great food, fast.

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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 uninterrupted performance with reliable infrastructure 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.

Meet Matt.
He turned a food stall into a multi-million-pound business.

Turn loyalty into sales

84% higher spend per visit

Boost staff morale

£200 monthly increase in kitchen staff wages

How it started

Matt Walsh pilots a rapidly growing business empire in Manchester, with three Tender Cow locations and five other restaurants on the books. He happened upon Square in a coffee shop; impressed by the option to leave a tip and join the loyalty programme in a few easy steps, he realised the platform was just what he needed to take Tender Cow to new heights.

How it’s going

Come for tipping and loyalty (and sky-high staff morale and retention); stay for, well, everything else. With accurate insights on bestselling items, team sales and more built into Square Restaurant POS, Matt can focus on driving revenue, creating opportunities for his staff and building brand awareness to bring in more business. As for the future? There’s a new ramen spot and a boutique hotel on the horizon, thanks, in part, to Square Loans.†

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 QSR 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 QSR 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 handles 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 QSR tech that can flex, expand and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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  • Is Square right for my quick-service business?

    Square for Restaurants is more than just a cloud-based POS system. It’s a business technology solution built for single-location and multi-location quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants and multi-concept restaurants. It’s the point of sale that works with almost 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 pickup) and Square Shifts (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 cut queues and reduce your customers’ wait times and to add Square KDS to see and fulfil orders from anywhere in one place. 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, such as 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.

  • Does Square Restaurant POS work for multi-location QSRs?

    If you’re a multi-location QSR who already uses restaurant management software, such as Micros, Aloha, SumUp, Epos Now, Toast POS, Lightspeed or other POS providers or POS software, Square for Restaurants can fit your needs. The Square Restaurant POS system is designed to handle the order volume and kitchen throughput quick-service restaurants need to operate profitably.

    Square is quick, easy and user-friendly for your staff to learn and operate. 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.

  • 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 quick-service restaurants and other advanced operations. It includes features such as fast order entry with conversational modifiers, automatically marking items as unavailable, advanced reporting and live sales to help fulfil more orders faster. Businesses such as 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 Square Restaurant POS?

    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 selecting 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 such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo or Just Eat via Deliverect or Otter. 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 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.

    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 £69 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 £200k in 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.

  • 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 payments¹ with Square hardware to keep taking payments for up to 24 hours. Additional terms apply.

    ¹Offline 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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† 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.