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Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale


Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants
Monthly Price Free $60/month, per location, plus $40 per month for each additional device on each location
Card-Present Processing Fees 2.65% 2.65%

Note: Interac Debit cards are processed at $0.10 per tap or insert and have no other associated fees.

For more information regarding processing fees, check out our Square for Restaurants and Point of Sale pricing articles.

Check out the full comparison of features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Plan and Plus Plan.

Note: When upgrading from Restaurants Free to Restaurants Plus or Premium plans, the paid features are currently not available on Square Register. But if you do upgrade, you will have access to Square SKDD and Plus Dashboard features like Category Rollup Reports and Menu Reports.


Feature Square POS Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
Remote Menu and Grid Management ✖️ ✔️
Remote Device Management ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Shared Device Settings ✖️ ✖️
Service Charge Reporting ✖️
Menu Reports ✖️ ✖️
Section Sale and Cover Reports ✖️ ✖️
Category Rollup Reports ✖️ ✖️
Open Bills (& Predefined Bills)
Decimal Quantities ✖️ ✖️
Item Creation on the POS ✖️ ✖️
Device Settings on the POS ✖️ ✖️
Image Tiles ✖️ ✖️
Dark Mode ✖️
Auto-Gratuity (manual or always apply) ✖️
Auto-Gratuity (based on seating) ✖️ ✖️
Order Manager
Advanced (Conversational) Modifiers ✖️
Table Maps ✖️
Table Colors Based on Time ✖️ ✖️
Coursing ✖️ ✖️
Seating & Cover Counts ✖️ ✖️
Item availability & Item Counts ✖️
Reopen Closed Bills ✖️ ✖️
Shift Reports ✖️ ✖️
Close of Day ✖️ ✖️
Live Sales Report in App ✖️ ✖️
6am-6pm, M-F Support
24/7 Support (not included) (not included)
Free Team Management
Paid Team Management Available as add-on Available as add-on Included
(Square KDS ) Compatible with Square for Restaurants Plus Subscription ✖️

Note: Sellers using Square for Restaurants on Square Register will receive 24/7 support in English. Support in French is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST, as well.

Supported Operating Systems

Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
iPad ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
iOS phones ✔️
Android phones ✔️
Android tablets ✔️

Hardware Compatibility

Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Plan Square for Restaurants Plus Plan
Square Magstripe Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Reader for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand for contactless and chip ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square point-of-sale kits for restaurants ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Register ✔️ ✔️ ✖️

If you need advanced inventory features for your restaurant, take a look at Square for Retail.

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