Understand Improvements to Square for Restaurants
Review the following updated features on your Square for Restaurants Point of Sale:
We’ve introduced an improved navigation system to the POS.
The ever-present bottom navigation bar allows you to easily move between applets in the POS.
Navigate to More to see all of the available applets and customize which ones appear in your navigation bar.
The Actions button is in the cart for easier access.
You’ll find Actions at the top of the cart as a tab next to Check.
You can access all of the same actions as before.
The Guest Tab is available to staff who are given the permission to view customers on the point of sale. To enable the right permissions for your staff, visit Team permissions on your Square Dashboard and make sure View Customer is toggled on. From here your staff can:
Quickly search for customers and add them to the sale from within the cart.
View and add items from the customer’s last visit.
View loyalty status and apply rewards.
Read any feedback from your customers.
You can customize the menu grid on your point of sale to meet your needs.
Add images to your item and category tiles.
Access more tile color customization (including full item tile coloring for increased clarity and order entry speed).
If you already have images added to your items, these will now appear on the POS grid. If you’d like to adjust these back to a solid color, you can edit the tiles by going to your Square Online Dashboard > Menu > Edit POS Layout. From there, click on the tile and under the Background section, toggle from Image to Color and select the color.
Review changes to managing your inventory:
Long tap on item tiles for quick actions, like marking items as sold out.
Sold out items will be marked as unavailable on the item or variation tile.
Settle tips and other actions
Settle tips (on iPads only) and other action buttons can be accessed from both Floor Plans and Checks.
Each section within your floor plan is labeled to ensure your staff can quickly review tables throughout the restaurant.
Learn more about using Square for Restaurants Point of Sale with one of these Support Center articles: