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Square for Restaurants Free

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 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 ✖️ ✖️
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 Stand compatibility
Square Terminal compatibility ✔ (RST compatible) ✔ (RST compatible)
Square KDS Available with Square for Restaurants Plus Subscription ✖️

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.

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.