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Kitchen-Facing Names with Square for Restaurants

Add an internal kitchen-facing name to any item, variation, or modifier. Kitchen names appear on printed order tickets and kitchen displays to create an efficient kitchen workflow. You can create custom names that can be shorter, more detailed, or in the preferred language of your kitchen staff.

Set Up Kitchen-Facing Names

To add kitchen-facing names from your Square Dashboard:

  1. Go to Items & orders > Items.

  2. Select an item, item variation, or modifier from the list.

  3. In the "Kitchen name" field, enter a name.

  4. Click Save.

If you've set up Menus for your restaurant, you can also update Kitchen-facing names by clicking the relevant items.

Note: The "Kitchen Name" will only show up on Square KDS and on printed kitchen tickets. It will not show up in the Square POS app or on customers’ printed receipts.

Edit Printer Settings

In your Square POS app, Square for Restaurants or Square KDS printer settings, you can specify whether or not an order ticket will use the kitchen-facing name for each printer station.

  1. From your Point of Sale or Square KDS, go to Settings > Hardware > Printers.  

  2. Tap an existing printer station or tap Create a Printer Station.

  3. Under "Use this printer for," toggle on Online order tickets.

  4. Toggle on Print kitchen names.

  5. Tap the back arrow, then tap Save.

Note: Any kitchen-facing names will always be used on the KDS and cannot be turned off, edited, or removed from the device.

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