Happy Hour and Discounts with Square for Restaurants
If you need to trigger discounts automatically for happy hour, or maybe a dinner special, just head to your online Square Dashboard to get started. You can create discounts that will automatically apply to bills for specified items or categories, days of the week and times, or for a limited date range.
For example, let’s say you offer 20% off drinks for a weekend happy hour (Saturday - Sunday, 9 am - 12 pm). If a team member adds a mimosa to a bill on Sunday at 11 am, your 20% discount will automatically apply — so your team can check out customers quickly and easily, without needing to manually apply running discounts.
Create a discount via Square Dashboard
Discount Advanced Settings
Under the discount details, click Show Settings.
You have the option to require a passcode to apply discounts on the Restaurants Point of Sale app or if you want to apply the discount after tax.
Applying discounts on Square for Restaurants
Once you’ve created a discount from your online Square Dashboard, you can apply it to a single item or the entire bill.
From the Square for Restaurants app:
1. Open an existing or create a new bill.
2. Under the Actions tab, tap the Discounts tile.
3. Select the Discount to apply to the bill.
Note: Only fixed-percentage discounts can be applied to a single item at this time.
If you’d like to apply a discount to the entire bill, you’ll first need to add a discount function to your item grid. You can then select the discount from your menu and add it to the bill.
Review answers to frequently asked questions about using discounts with Square. Check out the full comparison of features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Plan and Plus Plan.