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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 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 $20/mo per KDS device $20/mo per KDS device Unlimited KDS devices

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 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, 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 Payroll, Square Loyalty, Team Management, and Square Marketing.

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 setup 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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