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Edit your Square Restaurants POS layout

Who is this article for?
This article is for business owners and team members with item creation permissions who want to edit their Square Restaurants POS layout. Learn more about team member permissions with Square for Restaurants.

Before you begin

A display group organizes how your menus appear on your Square Restaurants POS app. Display groups utilize color, size, and placement options to keep your menu items organized. You need at least one existing menu to create a display group. If you don’t have a menu, learn how to create a menu.

Display groups function as subsections of your menu. You can use display groups to match your physical menus and use a display group across multiple menus. Display groups are separate designations from categories, allowing you to customize your menu layout without affecting your reporting or printer routing.

To create a display group and add items to it, you will need access to your Square Dashboard. You can adjust your point of sale layout from your Dashboard or your Restaurants POS app on an iOS device.

Step 1: Create a display group

  1. Log in to your Square Dashboard and click Items & Orders > Menus.

  2. Select a menu from the Menu options.

  3. Click Add Display Group

  4. Enter a name for your display group and click Add a New Display Group.

  5. In the Add Display Group popup window, enter the Display Group Name.

  6. For your display group location, Home Screen is the default option. Once you have multiple display groups, you can choose to show the groups on the home screen or within other groups.

  7. Click Edit tile color to change the color your display group will have on your point of sale.

  8. Click Save.

Step 2: Add items to your display group

  1. Log in to your Square Dashboard and click Items & Orders > Menus.

  2. Select the menu with the display group you want to edit from the Menu options.

  3. Under the display group you want to edit, click Add Item.

  4. Select the item you want to add to the display group. If you want to create new items and add them to the display group, click Add Multiple Items.

Step 3: Edit your point of sale layout

With your POS layout editor, you can customize and arrange how your items, display groups, categories, or functions appear on your Square Restaurants POS. You can edit your layout from your menu editor in Square Dashboard or your Restaurants POS app.

Square Dashboard

  1. Log in to your Square Dashboard and click Items & Orders > Menus.
  2. Select a menu from the Menu options.
  3. Click Edit POS Layout.
  4. Your existing display groups and items automatically populate on your menu layout.
  5. In the Edit grid panel, you can automatically adjust the tile size, sort your tiles, and add or delete pages.
  6. You can manually move tiles around the screen by dragging and dropping the tiles to a new location.
  7. Click a plus icon (+) on your grid to add existing items and display groups, create new items or display groups, or add functions to your layout.
  8. To remove a tile, select the tile and click Remove Tile from the editing panel.
  9. Click Save.

Restaurants POS app on an iOS device

  1. Open your Restaurants POS app and tap New Sale > Menus.
  2. Tap Edit menus.
  3. Select the menu you want to edit.
  4. In the Edit grid panel, you can automatically adjust the tile size, sort your tiles, and add or delete pages.
  5. You can manually move tiles around the screen by dragging and dropping the tiles to a new location.
  6. Tap a plus icon (+) on your grid to add existing items and display groups, create new items or display groups, or add functions to your layout.
  7. To remove a tile, select the tile and tap Remove Tile from the editing panel.
  8. Tap Save.

Next steps

Learn more about menus and items from one of these Support Center articles: