Square for Restaurants

Ghost Kitchens

Everything you need to start, run and grow your virtual restaurant today.

All you need is a kitchen and an idea.

Take orders on your free personalised website and manage all of them directly from your Kitchen Display System. Organise click and collect and delivery in minutes, to meet your diners wherever they are.

One solution that grows with you.

Manage everything in one place

Launch a virtual pizza and a sushi concept from the same cloud kitchen and set up online ordering for each.

Keep your team happy

Get organised, from clocking in to staffing. Assign permissions while saving on labour costs. Track hours and tips.

Organise operations in your kitchen

Manage online and delivery orders completely off-site during peak hours. Send orders out for delivery directly from your KDS.

Support with every step

Get dedicated phone and email customer support, whether you start with one virtual kitchen or expand to multiple locations.

Built for your bottom line.

No contracts, no commitments. No setup or installation fees. Try Square KDS with a free online ordering page and point of sale for 30 days.

Square KDS

Organise and fulfil orders from anywhere, in one affordable solution.

  • Manage all your orders from one screen.
  • Prioritise and organise orders with detailed ticket views, timers and alerts.
  • Smart routing and reporting helps boost order accuracy.

Online ordering

Take orders on your free virtual restaurant website without commissions. Set up delivery, click and collect and self-serve ordering.

  • Set up as many online ordering pages as you need across all your virtual concepts.
  • Seamlessly integrate orders with Square KDS.
  • Improve margins with on-demand delivery fulfilment for no commissions.

Point of Sale

Manage all your online and third-party delivery orders directly from your point of sale and Square KDS.

  • Consolidate online order reporting.
  • Skip manual order entry to reduce errors.
  • Automatically print or view kitchen tickets on Square KDS.

Works well with others.

From inventory management to delivery, integrate with delivery apps (like Deliveroo and Uber Eats) and restaurant management partners (like Marketman and Deputy).

It’s incredible. Sometimes staff would have to memorise six orders. It’s especially harder for new people and it can get very stressful.

One Kinda Folk in Dublin, Ireland

What it costs

€15+ VAT per month per KDS device.
Free for 30 days. Square for Restaurants Free included.

Square Online

Take orders on your free restaurant website.

Restaurant Point of Sale

Built for front of house, back of house, and speed.

FAQ

  • Is Square the right fit for my Ghost Kitchen operation?

    Square is a good fit for single and multi-location ghost kitchens, including restaurants starting their first ghost kitchen concept or restaurants that already have a brick and mortar business and are looking to expand into ghost kitchen operations. 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 ghost kitchen needs at a lower cost.

  • Which Square solutions are right for my Ghost Kitchen operation?

    Square offers multiple solutions that can fit your ghost kitchen needs. We offer Square Online for online order setup and management, Square KDS for viewing, tracking, and fulfilling physical and online orders via digital tickets from the physical kitchen, and Restaurants POS for entering and processing dine-in orders. Each of these solutions can be purchased separately based on your individual needs. Or, for customers who need multiple KDS stations together with a more advanced point of sale, we recommend the Square for Restaurants Plus plan, which is a bundle that includes access to unlimited KDS devices, advanced POS features (like coursing and seating), advanced reporting (like shift and close of day reports), Square Team Plus for unlimited employees, and 24/7 Support.

  • How much do these solutions cost?

    Square Online: We offer multiple online plans that can work for you depending on your needs, starting with a free plan that allows you to setup online ordering pages for your virtual restaurant concepts. Find out which plan works best for your business here.

    Square KDS: After a 30 day free trial, Square KDS starts at €15+VAT per month per device. For restaurants that need multiple KDS stations together with a more advanced point of sale, we recommend the Square for Restaurants Plus plan, which is a bundle that includes access to unlimited KDS devices, advanced POS features (like coursing and seating), advanced reporting (like shift and close of day reports), and 24/7 Support.

    Square for Restaurants POS: Our Free plan covers basic day-to-day service. For more complex needs, our Plus plan is €69+VAT per month per location with unlimited POS devices, and comes with a 30 day free trial. For more details on our plans, visit our pricing page.

  • What is Square KDS?

    Square KDS is a Kitchen Display System application that runs on iPad and allows you to view, track, and fulfill orders via digital tickets in your back of house, replacing traditional paper tickets and kitchen printers. Square KDS is compatible with Restaurants POS, Square POS, and Square Online.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Restaurants subscriptions, but you can compare the cost of compatible hardware 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 POS hardware.

  • 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. After your 30-day free trial, you’ll be charged €69+VAT per month per location, which includes unlimited POS devices. 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.