Square for Restaurants

Pubs & Lounges

Run your pub as smoothly as your bartender pours a pint.

Everything you need from happy hour to last orders

Square for Restaurants helps you manage orders, take payments and streamline operations behind the bar, all while you keep the good times rolling for new customers and regulars alike.

Point of Sale

Our restaurant POS is built for speed. From fast order entry to back-of-house operations, every tool helps your team move faster.

  • Repeat a round of drinks in a few taps.
  • Use conversational modifiers to speed up ordering.
  • Make real-time menu updates across devices.

Square KDS

A kitchen display system that keeps your whole restaurant in sync.

  • Handle the rush and reduce costs with digital tickets.
  • Manage all your orders from one screen.
  • Optimise how and what you serve with in-depth reports.

Third-party partner integration

Square for Restaurants syncs with popular restaurant management partners, including MarketMan, Deliverect and Deputy.

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Setup and Support

Square for Restaurants is simple to use from day one. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services starting at €550 and 24/7 customer support with Plus/Premium plans, as well as for sellers using Square Terminal. M–F 09:00 to 17:00 local time customer support for sellers on our Free plan.

When I started using Square for Restaurants, I was just in awe of how good the software was. It’s made it seamless between front of house and the kitchen.

Kieren Brownhill, Roots Cafe, Abergele, Wales

Square Online

Take orders on your restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions. Set up delivery and click and collect.

  • Easily import menu items for online sales.
  • Orders are synced with your point of sale.
  • Supports Instagram and Facebook ad integration.

Payments

Payment processing your way. Accept all types of payments quickly and securely, whether you’re tableside, behind the bar, online or on the go.

  • Next-day transfers.
  • Same rate for all cards for in-person transactions.
  • No refund fees, no chargeback fees.
  • End-to-end encryption, PCI-compliant.

Know your customers

Offer more of what they want, and use analytics to grow your business intelligently.

  • Review profiles, visits and feedback to see who’s coming back and why.
  • Measure the effectiveness of promotions.
  • Keep track of customer preferences easily.

Insights

There’s data behind every drink. Understand all aspects of your business with detailed data and custom reports.

  • See real-time sales directly on your POS.
  • Run reports by daypart, covers, employees, comps and voids.
  • Know what sells best and get alerts when inventory is low.

More tools to help you succeed

Your Square account unlocks a powerful system of services that work together. Just a few:

Invoices

Send estimates, invoices and automatic reminders. Track payments in real time.

Team Management

Manage your team and assign permissions while saving on labour costs.

Pricing plans

Three simple plans. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime.

1.75% + VAT processing rate.

Free

Everything you need to handle day-to-day service.

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 
 
€15/mo + VAT per KDS device

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Includes:
  • M–F 09:00 - 17:00 local time support**
  • Fast order entry
  • Repeat items
  • Open bills
  • Table management
  • Menu management
  • Dark mode
  • Advanced discounts
  • Service charge
  • Square Team Management Free

Plus

Streamline operations and boost revenue as your needs grow more complex.

€69 + VAT

Per month per location.
Unlimited devices.
30-day free trial.
 
Unlimited KDS devices

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Includes Free plan and:
  • 24/7 support
  • Shift reports
  • Live sales
  • Close of day reports
  • Closing procedures
  • Section sales reports
  • Auto marking items unavailable and item counts
  • Service charge including party size thresholds
  • Advanced reporting
  • Square Team Plus

Premium

Get a custom plan that scales as you expand your footprint and your brand.

Custom pricing

Eligibility applies*
 
 
 
Unlimited KDS devices

Contact sales

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*Available if you process more than €150,000 per year. Other exclusions apply. Contact sales >
**Sellers using Square for Restaurants on Square Terminal will receive 24/7 support.

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Fast setup. No long-term contract. Cancel anytime.

FAQs

  • Is Square for Restaurants right for my business?

    Square for Restaurants is a good fit for single and multi-location full-service restaurants, counter-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and ghost kitchens. If you’re a restaurant owner or manager using Micros, Vectron, JBM, Clover, Lightspeed, Epos Now or another POS system or POS software, Square for Restaurants can likely fit your needs at a lower cost. We now offer a free version of Square for Restaurants in addition to our paid plans as well as a standalone Kitchen Display System.

  • How much does Square for Restaurants cost?

    We have three pricing plans. Our Free plan covers basic day-to-day service. For more complex needs, our Plus plan is €69 per month per location with unlimited devices. Square KDS is included in our Plus plan at no additional charge. To get started with Premium, contact our sales team. Plus and Premium include a 30-day free trial. KDS is also available on its own for €15 + VAT per device.

    All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 1.75% + VAT. Custom pricing is available if you process more than €150,000 per year, contact sales to learn more. For more details on our plans, visit our pricing page.

  • What’s included in each of the three pricing plans?

    All three Square for Restaurants plans include Fast Order Entry, Menu Manager, Order Manager, Table Management, Open Bills, Service Charge, Remote Device Management, Multi-Location Management, the Square Team Management free plan and 09:00 to 17:00 local time support.

    With the Plus plan, you gain access to Square KDS and features including Close of Day Reports, Automatically Marking Items Unavailable, Item Counts, Shared Device Settings, Advanced Reporting, Live Sales Reports, Square Team Plus and 24/7 Support. Square KDS is also available on its own for €15 + VAT per device.

    Premium subscribers get everything listed above as well as custom pricing for additional Square tools, such as Square Online. Eligibility applies. Contact Sales to learn more.

    To see a complete list of features for each plan, visit our pricing page.

  • Is Square KDS included in Restaurants Plus?

    Yes, Square KDS is available with the Square for Restaurants Plus subscription (€69 + VAT per location per month) for no additional cost. If you want to use Square KDS without a Plus subscription, you can pay €15 + VAT per device.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Restaurants subscriptions, but you can compare the cost of compatible kits and devices to build an all-in-one package that suits your needs. We also work with iPad and industry kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers and routers, so you can use your existing hardware as well.

  • Is the hardware bought or leased?

    All hardware, whether purchased as a one-time cost or financed, is bought. It’s 100% yours once you’ve completed payments. Explore restaurant hardware.

  • How do I set up Square for Restaurants?

    You can sign up for the free version of Square for Restaurants or start a free 30-day trial of Square for Restaurants Plus here. Please note: You’ll need to use a computer to sign up. Setup is simple, and you can easily get started yourself with the Free and Plus plans. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services and 24/7 customer support for sellers on our Plus/Premium plans and M-F 09:00 to 17:00 local time customer support for sellers on our Free plan. To discuss a custom Premium plan, contact our Sales team.

  • How do I switch from Square Point of Sale to a Restaurants plan?

    You can switch from Square Point of Sale to the Free or Plus Square for Restaurants plans by subscribing here. You’ll be able to utilise your existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for added functionality that’s included with your Restaurants plan.

  • How do I upgrade or downgrade my Square for Restaurants plan?

    You can upgrade from the Free restaurants plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilise all existing features and setup. The only new setup will be for the added functionality that’s included with your upgrade. After your 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged €69 + VAT per month per location. If you choose not to subscribe, you’ll be downgraded to the Free Restaurants plan, and you can continue to use the Restaurants POS system or choose to use Square Point of Sale.

    You’ll have the option to keep your Team Plus subscription. (If you cancel it, you’ll still be able to utilise the Team Management free plan features). You’ll see messaging in your Dashboard letting you know which features you’ll lose with the downgrade. You can see and compare plan features on our pricing page.

    To upgrade to the custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.