Square for Restaurants on Square Register
Before you get started – if this is your first time using the Square Register and you’ve already set it up, make sure to check by tapping Utilities > Settings > Hardware > General > About Register > Software Update.
You can sign in to Square for Restaurants Free on Square Register by:
Email and Password: Sign in using your email and password, or
Note: A device code can only be used on a single device – so if you have multiple devices at a location, create a unique code for each device accessing the Restaurants POS app. Once you create a device code, you can sign in and start taking orders.
After you’ve logged in to Square Register, you can start taking payments.
If you have already been accepting payments on Square Register using Square Point of Sale, simply sign out of each device and sign in with a Restaurants device code.
The keypad widget is a quick tool to add custom amounts to an order, adjust the quantities of items or to use as a calculator.
Order Manager helps you keep an eye on your orders with three live statuses: New orders, In progress and Ready.
Incoming orders that need action will show up in green along with the number of new orders. New orders will stay green until the order status is updated. You can tap any of the three status options to launch the Orders page with the selected status in focus.
Note: You must enable orders on your device settings on your Square Dashboard to see the Order Manager widget.
Stay on top of your current stock with the item availability widget. This read-only list shows you unavailable items and items with a low count. To get a closer look, tap the View item availability button or one of the items listed.
Restaurants Feature Availability on Register
Keep in mind that only Square for Restaurants Free features are available on your Register. When upgrading from Restaurants Free to Restaurants Plus or Premium plans, the paid features are currently not available on Register. But if you do upgrade, you will have access to Plus Dashboard features like Category Rollup Reports and Menu Reports.
|Feature||Square for Restaurants Free Plan (Register Compatible)||Square for Restaurants Plus Plan|
|Remote Menu and Grid Management||✔️||✔️|
|Remote Device Management||✔️||✔️|
|Shared Device Settings||✖️||✔️|
|Service Charge Reporting||✔️||✔️|
|Section Sale and Cover Reports||✖️||✔️|
|Category Rollup Reports||✖️||✔️|
|Open Bills (& Predefined Bills)||✔️||✔️|
|Item Creation on the POS||✖️||✖️|
|Device Settings on the POS||✔️||✔️|
|Auto-Gratuity (manual or always apply)||✔️||✔️|
|Auto-Gratuity (based on seating)||✖️||✔️|
|Advanced (Conversational) Modifiers||✔️||✔️|
|Table Colours Based on Time||✖️||✔️|
|Seating & Cover Counts||✖️||✔️|
|Item availability & Item Counts||✔️||✔️|
|Reopen Closed Bills||✖️||✔️|
|Close of Day||✖️||✔️|
|Live Sales Report in App||✔️||✔️|
|Free Team Management||✔️||✔️|
|Paid Team Management||Available as add-on||Included|
You can compare the features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Plan and Plus Plan on the available chart for Square for Restaurants Free.