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Square for Restaurants Free

Now you can access the Square for Restaurants Free plan! See the chart below for a comparison of features between Square POS, the Square for Restaurants Free Plan and Plus Plan.

Major 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 Checks (& Predefined Checks) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
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 Checks ✔️
Shift Reports ✔️
Close of Day ✔️
Live Sales Report in App ✔️
6am-6pm, M-F Support ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
24/7 Support
Free Team Management ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Paid Team Management ✔️
Square Stand compatibility ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square Register compatibility ✔️ ✔️
Square Terminal compatibility ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Square KDS pay per KDS device pay per KDS device Unlimited KDS devices

Square for Restaurants Free FAQs

How can I upgrade to Square for Restaurants Plus?

  1. Visit the Home page of your online Square Dashboard and select POS Systems > 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 Restaurants Plus features such as Advanced Reporting, Square Device Settings 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 Restaurants Free with click and collect and delivery?

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