Create a Menu
Before you begin
With Square for Restaurants, a menu is a specific set of display groups and items that will appear on your POS for a certain period of the day or a certain shift. Your menus should correspond with the physical menus in your restaurant. If you have multiple menus you use throughout the day, you should have multiple menus in your Square for Restaurants account. Menu creation is the last step in completing the required setup steps for Square for Restaurants.
You have two options for menu creation:
Upload an existing menu: This option is best if you already have an existing menu file saved to your computer.
Manually create a menu: This option is best if you don’t have an existing menu and want to create items while you create a menu.
Each option requires access to your Square Dashboard. If you choose to manually create a menu, you may also need access to your Square Restaurants POS app.
Option 1: Upload an existing menu
To upload an existing menu, you will need access to your Square Dashboard and a PDF, JPG, or PNG file of your existing menu.
Log in to your Square Dashboard and click Items & Orders > Menus.
Click Create a Menu > Upload a file, photo, or URL of your existing menu.
Select From my computer to import a file from your computer. Select By URL to paste a link to your menu.
Enter a Menu name and select the Location where the menu will apply. Click Continue.
Square will send you an email when your menu is ready. Most menu builds take under 24 hours.
Option 2: Manually create a menu
You can manually create a menu from your Square Dashboard or your Square Restaurants POS app.
Learn more about menus and items from one of these Support Center articles: