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Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale

Square for Restaurants is a solution built specifically for the Food &
Beverage industry. It s an all-in-one POS solution that will keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to ordering, paying, and fulfilling your diner's ever-changing needs.

Compare Square Point of Sale with Square for Restaurants Free and Plus features to see which plan is best suited for your business.


  Square Point of Sale Square for Restaurants Free Square for Restaurants
Monthly Price Free Free €69 + VAT/month, per location, unlimited devices
Card Present Processing Fees 1.75% + VAT 1.75% + VAT 1.75% + VAT

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 for Restaurants Free, Plus and Premium Plans.


Visit the Square for Restaurants page for a full comparison between Plus and Premium plans.

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 ✖️
Service Charge (manual or always apply) ✖️
Service Charge (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 ✖️ ✖️
9–5, 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 €15 + VAT per device €15 + VAT per device Unlimited KDS devices

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 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 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.

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 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 and Team Management.

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 setup 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 the table above for the full list of included reports.