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Square for Restaurants

Fast Casual

Deliver a seamless experience from counter to kitchen to table and back.

A serious POS system for your casual restaurant

Whether you’re serving a sit-down meal or packing things for pickup, Square has the hardware and software to get the job done. Route orders to the kitchen more efficiently, manage orders for delivery with ease, and keep your customers coming back for more.

More speed in the checkout process.

Brannon Riceci, Boke Bowl in Portland

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.

Beta

Square KDS

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

  • Handle the rush and reduce costs with digital tickets.
  • Manage your orders from one screen.
  • Get food prepared and packaged just right.

Limited beta version of Square KDS is now available with the Square for Restaurants Plus plan.

Third-party software integration

Sync your point-of-sale system with restaurant management software including Avero, QuickBooks, and Plate IQ. Explore contactless solutions for food and beverage.

I think my favorite part about Square in particular is if I ever have an issue or question… you reach someone in less than two minutes, which is wonderful to speak to a real human.

Rachael Hans, Glasserie

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.

Order Manager

Get orders from DoorDash, Uber Eats (all via Chowly), and more straight to your POS. Consolidate online order reporting.

  • Receive all online orders on one tablet.
  • Skip manual order entry to reduce errors.
  • Automatically print kitchen tickets.

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 counter, 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.

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.

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. 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 labor costs.

Pricing plans

Three simple plans. No hidden fees. Cancel anytime.

2.6% + 10¢ processing rate.

Free

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

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

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Includes:
  • M–F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support**
  • Fast order entry
  • Menu management
  • Remote device management
  • Order manager
  • Open checks
  • Repeat items
  • Dining preferences
  • Multi-location management
  • Square Team Management free plan

Plus

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

$60

Per month per location.
+$40/month per added POS device.
30-day free trial.

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Includes Free plan and:
  • 24/7 support
  • Square KDS
  • Shared device settings
  • Auto 86ing & item counts
  • Live sales
  • Advanced reporting
  • Square Team Plus

Premium

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

Custom pricing

Per month per location.
30-day free trial.
Certain exclusions apply*

Contact sales
Includes Plus plan and discounts* on optional add-ons:
  • Square Loyalty
  • Square Marketing
  • Square Payroll

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*Available if you process more than $250,000 per year. Other exclusions apply. Contact sales >
Square Register supports Free POS features (Plus coming in 2021).
**Square Register comes with 24/7 support across all plans.
Learn about Square Register & Plus compatibility >

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Hundreds of thousands of restaurants trust Square.

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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, lounges, and multi-concept restaurants. If you’re a restaurant owner or manager using Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, Upserve, 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.

  • 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 $60 per month per location plus $40 per month per additional device, and our Premium plan starts at $299 per month. Plus and Premium include a 30-day free trial.

    All three plans cover unlimited device use and have a processing rate of 2.6% + 10¢. Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250,000 per year. 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, Table Management, Order Manager, 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 gain features including Auto 86ing, Item Counts, Shared Device Settings, Advanced Reporting, Live Sales Reports, Shift Reports, Close of Day Reports, Square Team Plus, and 24/7 Support.

    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.

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

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Restaurants subscriptions, but you can explore compatible kits and devices here to build a 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.

  • 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. 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. To discuss a custom Premium plan contact our sales team.

  • Is Square Register compatible with Square for Restaurants?

    Today, Square Register is compatible with the Square for Restaurants Free plan and all of its POS features. In the future, Register will be fully compatible with our Plus and Premium plans, too. For now, you can still use Square for Restaurant Plus features such as Advanced Reporting, Square Device Settings, and the Team Management free plan from your Square Dashboard.

  • 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: Register is available with the Free Restaurants plan (Plus and Premium coming in 2021).

  • 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 restaurants 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 be able to 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 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.