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Square for Restaurants Pricing

The Square for Restaurants monthly subscription cost is determined by the number of active locations and devices running the Restaurants POS app. There are three simple plans for Square for Restaurants:

  • Square for Restaurants Free - Unlimited devices. Unlimited locations.

  • Square for Restaurants Plus - For each location accessing Restaurants Plus, there is a $129 per month, per location on unlimited devices. This subscription fee is charged on the first of every month, with a 30-day free trial.

  • Square for Restaurants Premium - Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250k in card processing per year. Contact our Sales Team to learn more.

Learn more about the features of Square for Restaurants Free and Square for Restaurants Plus.

Locations & Devices

Your subscription pricing is the same across all locations on your account. For example, if one location has a subscription for Square for Restaurants Plus, then another location for the same account will not have access to the Restaurants Free Plan.

By default, unless you are still in your free 30-day trial period, if you have an active Square for Restaurants Plus subscription you will be charged for at least one location. Any additional locations with a registered Square for Restaurants device – such as a POS or a Kitchen Display System – will incur in a corresponding additional monthly fee.

You can manage your device settings and subscriptions from your online Square Dashboard.

Here are some examples of the billing structure with Square for Restaurants Plus:

Square for Restaurants Plus Locations Cost
1 Location $129 x 1 = $129
2 Locations $129 x 2 = $258
3 Locations $129 x 3 = $387


When you tap, insert, or swipe a customer’s card through the Square for Restaurants app, you'll pay the following processing fees depending on the hardware and payment type:

Payment Type
1.6% per transaction on Square Register or Square Terminal
  • Contactless Payments
  • Swiped Magnetic Stripe Cards
  • Swiped or Inserted Chip Cards
Sellers who signed up on or after 30 May 2024
1.6% per in-person transaction on Square Reader, Square Stand or Tap to Pay

Sellers who signed up prior to 30 May 2024
1.9% per transaction on Square Reader, Square Stand or Tap to Pay
  • Contactless Payments
  • Swiped Magnetic Stripe Cards
  • Swiped or Inserted Chip Cards
2.2% per manually entered transaction
  • Square Online
  • Third-party Integration
  • Keyed-In Cards
1.6% card present rate applies for Square Sellers who sign up on or after 30 May 2024, or sellers who signed up prior to this date using Square Terminal or Square Register. The rate of 1.9% will apply for all other Square Sellers who signed up prior to this date when using Square Reader, Square Stand or Tap to Pay, as listed in the Square Fee Schedule.

Note: Square for Restaurants Plus features are not yet available on Square Register. Learn more about managing your Square for Restaurants subscription.

Afterpay and Square for Restaurants


With Square for Restaurants and Afterpay, customers to pay for in person transactions in four instalments over six weeks.

  • If you’re eligible, you can accept Afterpay payments in store via your Square for Restaurants POS app.
  • Afterpay in-person is available with Square for Restaurants Free, Plus and Premium plans.
  • For all transactions, merchants get paid in full – immediately.

Learn more about Afterpay and Square.

Afterpay Pricing

Square sellers using Afterpay get paid the full amount at the time of purchase, minus a processing fee on the total order. Enabling Afterpay with Square is free — there are no monthly fees or startup costs. You only pay when you make a sale for in-person transactions. There are no processing fees charged on the remaining instalments or if your customer makes a late payment.

Afterpay in-person processing fee is 6% + 30¢ (excluding GST) per sale.

Note: Afterpay rates are fixed and do not vary by subscription type, hardware, or custom pricing.

Enable or Disable Afterpay

You can go to Payment Methods to enable or disable Afterpay at any time.

Note: The setting for In-person payments with Afterpay is global and applies across all Square products that can also take Afterpay payments in-person. This includes other online platforms such as Square Point of Sale, Square Appointments, Square for Retail and Virtual Terminal. There isn’t a way to enable/disable Afterpay only for Square for Restaurants at this time.

Afterpay Eligibility

To see if you are eligible for Afterpay, visit our In-Person eligibility.

24/7 Priority Support

Your Square for Restaurants Plus and Premium account includes 24/7 Priority Support from our dedicated technical team. This means you can give our team a call using your unique customer code — no matter how early or late — and we can help troubleshoot technical issues you may be experiencing. Our team is here to get you back up and running!

To access your customer code:

  1. Sign in to your Square account.

  2. Go to https://squareup.com/help/contact.

  3. Follow the prompts in the contact panel to see your 12 digit customer code listed.

For more information about Square for Restaurants features, visit the following Support Centre articles:

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