Square for Restaurants

Bars & Breweries

Run your bar as smoothly as your bartender serves a cocktail.

Everything you need from happy hour to last call

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.

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

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.
  • Get food prepared and packaged just right.

Third-party partner integrations

Square for Restaurants syncs with popular restaurant management partners, including Quickbooks, Marketman, Homebase, and BentoBox. See how our partner integrations can help from inventory management to delivery.

Our bar service is much faster now that we’re using Square mobile POS. The server used to have to walk all the way to the back to put in a drink order, and by the time they would get back to the table, the Jack and Coke was diluted.

Toni Morris, manager, Scaffidi’s Restaurant & Tavern

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 and 24/7 customer support for sellers on our Plus/Premium plans and M–F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT customer support for sellers on our Free plan.

Online ordering

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

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

Marketing

Create, send, and track email and social media campaigns.

  • Build custom marketing campaigns with templates and tools.
  • Tailor messaging to target groups like new customers.
  • Get real-time reports to see how promotions perform.

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 across cards.
  • No refund fees, no chargeback fees.
  • End-to-end encryption, PCI compliant payments.

Insights

There’s data behind every dish. 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.
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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 loyalty programs and promotions.
  • Send targeted messages to new or lapsed customers.
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Loyalty

Increase sales by rewarding repeat customers with a loyalty program. They can sign up at checkout in a few seconds.

  • Track and compare loyalty and non-loyalty sales
  • Boost sales and bring in new customers with Square Gift Cards
  • Offer reward levels based on items, visits, or amount spent

Payroll

Full-service payroll integrated with your Square POS. Track hours and tips, automate payroll tax filings and withholdings, and offer employee benefits like health insurance—all with Square Payroll.

More tools to help you succeed

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

Invoices

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

Team Management

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

Pick the software plan for you.

Upgrade when you need to. No hidden fees. Cancel any time.

2.6% + 10¢ processing rate for in-person payments.

Free

The basics you need for day-to-day service, including online ordering and POS.

Free

Unlimited countertop POS devices.
Unlimited locations.
M–F, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. PT support.
 
 
 
 

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Plus

Multiple locations? Get advanced features such as coursing and 24/7 support as your operations grow.

$60/month

For one countertop POS device per location.
+$40/month per added countertop POS device.
Use unlimited handheld devices for $0.*
Use unlimited Square KDS devices.
24/7 support.

Start 30-day free trial

Premium

Get a bespoke plan that scales as you expand your business.

Custom pricing

Available if you process more than $250,000 per year.
Other exclusions apply.
 
 
 
 

Contact sales

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*Limited Time Offer: Until 1/15/23, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month per location fee applies starting on 1/16/23. Terms and conditions apply.

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FAQ

  • Is Square for Restaurants right for my business?

    Square for Restaurants is a good fit for single- and multi-location full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, bars, breweries, and multi-concept restaurants. If you’re a restaurant owner or manager who already uses Restaurant Management Software, such as Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, Upserve, or other POS providers 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. Try our four-step cost calculator to learn more.

  • How much does Square for Restaurants cost?

    We have three pricing plans.

    • Our Free plan covers basic day-to-day service. You can add Square KDS to your Free plan for just $20 per month per device.

    • For more complex needs, subscribe to our Plus plan
      • You can use Square for Restaurants on one countertop POS device for $60 per month per location. Add more countertop POS devices for an additional software cost of $40 per month per device.
      • Your Plus plan also enables you to use unlimited Square KDS devices at no additional software cost.
      • *Limited Time Offer: Until 1/15/23, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month per location fee applies starting on 1/16/23. Terms and conditions apply.
    • If you process more than $250,000 per year, contact our Sales team to get custom pricing and hardware discounts with our Premium plan.

    All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 2.6% + 10¢. Plus and Premium plans come with a free 30-day trial. You can upgrade, downgrade or terminate your plan whenever you need. Square for Restaurants plans do not include hardware - You may use existing compatible devices or purchase new hardware from Square Shop; installment plans available.

    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 Checks, Auto Gratuity, Remote Device Management, Multi-Location Management, the Square Team Management free plan, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support.

    With the Plus plan, you get access to premium features including Close of Day Reports, Auto 86ing, Item Counts, Shared Device Settings, Advanced Reporting, Live Sales Reports, Square Team Plus. With Plus, you can also use unlimited Square KDS devices at no cost. In addition, you can enable tableside ordering and payments on unlimited handheld devices for free until 01/15/2023 and $50 per month per location after 1/16/2023. Finally, your Plus plan also comes with 24/7 phone Support for the moments that matter.

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

    To see a complete list of features for each restaurant point-of-sale system plans, visit our pricing page.

  • Is Square KDS included in Restaurants Plus?

    Yes, Square KDS is available with the Square for Restaurants Plus subscription ($60 per location + $40 per additional POS device) with no additional cost per KDS display.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with your Square for Restaurants subscription. You can shop for compatible kits and devices at the Square Shop to find hardware that suits your needs. Contact our sales team for hardware discount offers (eligibility applies). Square for Restaurants is compatible with iPad and industry kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers, and routers, so you may be able to use your existing hardware.

  • Is the hardware bought or leased?

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

  • 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 self-onboard with the Free and Plus plans to start adding menu items right away. But if you need help, we offer one-on-one implementation services and 24/7 customer support for sellers on our Plus and Premium plans and M–F, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. PT customer support for sellers on our Free plan. To discuss a custom Premium plan, contact our sales team.

  • Is Square Register compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Square Register is compatible with the Square for Restaurants Free plan. It is also compatible with the Square for Restaurants Plus and Premium plans with the exception of two features: “Reopen closed checks” and the “Close-of-day” report. Both features are coming soon.

  • How do I set up Square for Restaurants on Square Register?

    Setup on Register is simple, and this support article explains everything you need to know. Note that you’ll need to update your software to the latest version (details on that here and create a device code on your Square Dashboard before signing in and following the onscreen instructions. Reminder: if you are using Square for Restaurants Plus and Premium there are two features that are not compatible with Square Register: “Reopen closed checks” and the “Close-of-day” report. Both features are coming soon.

  • What is Square for Restaurants mobile POS?

    Square for Restaurants mobile POS enables you to take orders and payments tableside or in line on a handheld device. Square for Restaurants mobile POS is available only to Plus or Premium plan subscribers.

    *Limited Time Offer: Until 1/15/23, use Square for Restaurants mobile POS software on unlimited handheld devices for $0. A $50 per month per location fee applies starting on 1/16/23. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Which devices can I use to run Square for Restaurants mobile POS?

    If you want to take orders and payments tableside or in line with Square for Restaurants mobile POS, you have two device options:

    • Square Terminal, a portable, all-in-one device with a built-in receipt printer. If you already have a Square Terminal and want to start taking tableside orders and payments with Square for Restaurants mobile POS, learn how to get it set up.
    • Mobile POS kit, with a Samsung Galaxy A32 5G, custom L7 Case, and Square Reader for contactless and chip.

    You can mix and match devices based on your needs. You’ll still need to have at least one countertop device enabled to execute closing procedures, monitor live sales and perform certain check actions (e.g. bulk actions, split checks and merge checks). We plan to add some of this functionality to Square for Restaurants mobile POS in the near future.

  • Is Square Terminal compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Square Terminal is compatible with Square for Restaurants. You can use Square for Restaurants mobile POS on one or more Square Terminal devices to take orders and payments tableside or in line. Square for Restaurants mobile POS is available only to subscribers on a Plus or Premium plan.

    Special offer: You can use unlimited handheld devices for $0 until 1/15/23. A $50 per month per location fee applies starting on 1/16/23. Terms and conditions apply.

  • How do I set up Square for Restaurants on Square Terminal?

    Setup on Square Terminal is simple, and this support article explains everything you need to know. First, you’ll need to update your software to the latest version (details on that here) and create a Square for Restaurants mobile POS device code on your Square Dashboard. Then, sign in and follow the on-screen instructions.

  • 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 utilize 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 plan to the Plus plan by subscribing to it here. You’ll be able to utilize 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 $60 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.

    Square Register will be fully compatible with our Plus and Premium plans in the future. For now you can still choose to upgrade to Square for Restaurants Plus and use various features such as Advanced Reporting, Square Device Settings, and the Team Management free plan from your Square Dashboard. You will also receive 24/7 support.

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

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


Terms and Conditions: Limited time offer valid through 1/15/2023 11:59pm PST. Eligible sellers will receive $0 per month pricing for using unlimited Square Terminal and Restaurant Mobile POS kit devices within the US during the promotional period, inclusive of all fees and taxes, and will then be automatically migrated to the standard $50 per month upon conclusion of the promotional period, unless the seller elects to opt out of using the product. All sellers will be notified via email prior to the end of the promotional period with the option to opt-out before being migrated to standard pricing. To avail yourself of this offer, activation of the Square for Restaurants Plus plan is required. You must be signed into your own account. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke, or cancel the offer at any time. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, and non-transferable.