Fire up efficiency with the right takeaway ePOS.

Ordering in is the new eating out. Meet your customers where they are, and keep them coming back.

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What is a POS for takeaways?

It’s a point-of-sale system designed to help you take care of everything from order management and payment processing to personalised loyalty programmes and real-time menu updates – all from one place. Get Square Restaurant POS so you can simplify your business and serve up better click-and-collect or delivery experiences, every time.

Run your takeaway like a well-oiled machine.

Turn up your volume with more ways to order and pay.

Put your customers in control with convenient QR code ordering, or let them order ahead on your custom Square Online website. Accept contactless or chip-and-PIN payments in seconds at the counter.


Receive orders from kitchen to customer in record time.

Customised kitchen display system tickets tell the kitchen exactly what to make – and automatic updates keep your menu accurate so diners never order sold-out items.


View every order from every channel in one place.

Delivery, click and collect, in person: send all orders straight to the kitchen with your intuitive KDS. Integrate with Deliverect or Otter to connect all your channels: website, Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Just Eat and more.


Turn the bustle into more business.

Reward your regulars with promos based on their order history, and bring in new customers with automated marketing. Offer branded digital and physical gift cards to attract even more business.


Why choose Square for your takeaway?

Run your business better with tools built for takeaway restaurants. Access inventory management, real-time menu customisation, payment processing and more with Square for Restaurants, the fast and flexible tech that helps you do what you do best: serve fresh 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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Quick order entry. Give your staff the tools they need to juggle every task. Use intuitive modifiers to input orders the way your customers speak, so they spend less time queuing.

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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 Vegan Shack grew 130% YOY with a smart-tech partner

‘Square aggregates all of our online delivery partners so they show up on the KDS. This is amazing for everyone in the kitchen and anyone handling orders.’

– Dimeji Sadiq, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Vegan Shack

How it started

Vegan food so good you can’t tell the difference – that’s what’s on the menu at Vegan Shack, the fast-food hotspot you can find at three locations across Manchester and London. Founded by Dimeji Sadiq and Saffron Mir, Vegan Shack launched in a one-bedroom apartment, where the duo took orders via their website and social media. Just four items were on offer at the outset, but the quality spoke for itself, and Vegan Shack took off. As the business grew, the founders quickly realised they needed to graduate from pen and paper to a more modern POS system.

How it’s going

Today, Vegan Shack has replaced all that messy manual work with Square. They use the platform to manage every order, whether it’s in-store, through their Square Online site or via an integrated delivery partner. All orders are sent straight to the kitchen thanks to their Square KDS, which enables the team to fulfil the right orders in record time. Staff love the user-friendly platform because it’s quick and easy to learn, and the co-founders love it because all their systems and solutions work together in a centralised hub. They use Square to oversee everything from staff scheduling to inventory and loyalty, and they dive into advanced reports on customer activity, online orders and more to monitor business performance and make the smartest possible decisions. Since adopting Square they’ve seen massive 130% year-on-year growth, and they’ve got their sights set on further expansion with their chosen tech partner by their side.

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 credit card processing.¹

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¹If your business processes more than £200k in credit or debit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing.

Select your hardware.

You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your takeaway 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 takeaway tech that can flex, expand and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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  • Is Square right for my takeaway?

    Square is an excellent choice for takeaways looking for a reliable and versatile POS system. Specifically tailored for the hospitality industry, Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive solution for both single-location and multi-location establishments. The cloud-based point of sale offers seamless operations management, including easy payments, an order manager for an overview of all incoming orders, and more. Keep up with the fast-paced environment of takeaways with intuitive order input, automatic menu updates and integrations with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats via Deliverect or Otter.

    Square offers the flexibility to expand your POS capabilities. You can integrate handheld devices into your system, allowing your staff to swiftly process orders and reduce customer waiting times. Additionally, Square Kitchen Display System (KDS) provides a centralised platform to view and fulfil orders from any channel, ensuring food and drinks make it to customers efficiently.

  • How does Square compare to other takeaway POS systems?

    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.

    The last thing a takeaway operator needs to deal with is unreliable technology, disconnected systems or hidden fees. Square Restaurant POS is designed specifically for hospitality 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.

  • Is Square right for my takeaway restaurant?

    Square is an excellent choice for takeaway restaurants looking for a reliable and versatile POS system. Specifically tailored for the hospitality industry, Square for Restaurants is a flexible point-of-sale system designed to streamline the way you run your business and help you grow. The cloud-based POS is a comprehensive solution for single-location and multi-location establishments and offers seamless operations management, including easy payments, a single view of all your orders, and more.

    Square offers a suite of tools to help you manage your hospitality business. You can accept payments and manage orders quickly and easily with Square Register, while Square Order Manager gives you a single view of all your orders, whether dine-in, online or from Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber Eats. Square KDS improves kitchen operations, and Square Dashboard provides you with rich, detailed business insights.

    Get an individualised loan offer with Square Loans, and boost customer engagement and brand awareness with Square Marketing, Square Loyalty and Square Gift Cards.

  • How much does a takeaway POS system cost?

    The cost of a takeaway restaurant POS system depends on the software subscription and hardware options you choose to fit your unique needs. The plans are designed with flexibility and transparency in mind and to accommodate a wide range of budgets.

    With Square, you have clear and transparent fees, and there are no requirements for long-term contracts. You have the freedom to upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. The pricing plans include a free option, a plus plan at £69 per month and a premium plan with custom pricing.

    Processing rates per transaction are transparent, with options for in-person, online, invoices and manually entered/card-on-file transactions. For added convenience, Square includes benefits like end-to-end encrypted payments, active fraud prevention, account takeover protection, live phone support and fast online signup. Additionally, funds can be transferred as soon as the next working day, ensuring a seamless and efficient payment process for your takeaway.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included in your Square for Restaurants subscription. You can tailor your hardware setup to your specific requirements by exploring and purchasing compatible kits and devices in the Square Shop. Square for Restaurants is compatible with Square Register, which comes with a customer-facing display that’s ideal for restaurants that offer takeaway. It also supports various industry-standard devices such as kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers and routers, so you may be able to use your existing hardware with your Square subscription.

    If you’re interested in hardware discount offers (eligibility applies), please contact our sales team for more information.

  • Does Square for Restaurants work without internet access?

    Square Restaurant POS requires both an internet connection and compatible hardware. Access the internet by connecting your device to Wi-Fi or a hotspot, or use mobile data. If internet access isn’t available, you can enable Square hardware to accommodate offline payments² for up to 24 hours. Additional terms apply.

    ²Offline 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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