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Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale

Pricing

Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Square for Restaurants
Monthly Price Free Free $60/month, per location, plus $40 per month for each additional device on each location
Card-Present Processing Fees 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap
Square Terminal Processing Fees 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap
Square Register Processing Fees 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap 2.65% for all major credit cards. 10¢ per Interac chip or tap

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.

Features

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 Colours Based on Time ✖️ ✖️
Coursing ✖️ ✖️
Seating & Cover Counts ✖️ ✖️
Item availability & Item Counts ✖️
Reopen Closed Bills ✖️ ✖️
Shift Reports ✖️ ✖️
Close of Day ✖️ ✖️
Live Sales Report in App ✖️ ✖️
6 a.m.–6 p.m., 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 )

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 Reader ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Stand ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
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.

Square for Restaurants Free FAQ

How can I upgrade to Square for Restaurants Plus?

  1. Visit the Home page of your online Square Dashboard and select POS System > Square For Restaurants tab.
  2. Click See Plans > Select Pro Pricing.
  3. Select Get Started for Free to begin your 30-day free trial of Square for Restaurants.

Can I upgrade to Square for Restaurants Plus on Square Register?

Square for Restaurants Plus POS features are not available on Square Register. However, you can still use Square for Restaurant Plus features such as Advanced Reporting, Square Device Settings, Square KDS and the Team Management free plan from your Square Dashboard.

How can I downgrade my account from Square for Restaurants Plus to Square for Restaurants Free?

  1. From your Square Dashboard select Settings > Business > Pricing and Subscriptions.
  2. Click Unsubscribe.

Can I use Square for Restaurants Plus on iPads with my Square Register?

Yes! Point of Sale features are not on Square Register, but devices and tickets will sync.

Can I use my Square for Restaurants subscription with other products at Square?

Yes! Your Restaurants Free subscription will work with other products at Square, including Square Online, Square Loyalty and Team Management.

Can I use Restaurants Free with curbside pickup and delivery?

Yes! Order Manager, which allows for curbside pickup and delivery, is included with the Square for Restaurants Free plan. Learn how to set up curbside pickup and delivery.

What reports are available in-app and online if I subscribe to the Free plan?

With the free version of Square for Restaurants, you’ll get access to all of the familiar reports, including the in-app Sales Report, Item Sales and Category Sales. With Restaurants Plus, you will get access to additional reports like the live sales report in-app, category rollup sales in Dashboard and in-app, menu reporting, paid team management reports and more. See table above for the full list of included reports.

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