Fire up efficiency with the right fast-casual restaurant POS.

Fast-casual dining moves, well, fast. Choose the flexible POS partner that helps your staff take on whatever the day brings — and make your service as quick and fresh as your food.

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What is a POS for fast-casual restaurants?

It’s a point-of-sale system designed to help you take care of everything from order management and payment processing to personalized loyalty programs and real-time menu updates — all from one place. Get Square Restaurant POS so you can simplify your business and serve up better diner experiences, every time.

Run your fast-casual business like a well-oiled machine.

Turn up your volume with more ways to order and pay.

Put your customers in control with convenient QR code ordering, or let them order ahead on your custom Square Online website. Take tap, dip, and swipe payments in seconds at the counter.

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Get orders from counter to customer in record time.

Customized kitchen display system tickets tell the kitchen exactly what to make, while auto-86ing updates your menu so diners never order sold-out items.

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Hit your growth goals with the help of data and funding.

Spot major opportunities for success with reports on everything from kitchen performance to close-of-day. Grow your business your way with a customized loan.

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Turn the bustle into more business.

Reward your regulars with promos based on their order history, and bring in new diners with automated marketing. Offer branded digital and physical gift cards to attract even more business.

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Why choose Square for your fast-casual concept?

Run your business better with tools built for fast-casual restaurants. Get inventory management, real-time menu customization, payment processing, and more with Square for Restaurants, the fast and flexible tech that helps you do what you do best: serve fresh food, fast.

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Staff training in <15 minutes. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train existing staff and new employees with our intuitive interface that flows like your restaurant.

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Quick order entry. Give your staff the tools they need to juggle every task. Use intuitive modifiers to input orders the way your customers speak so they spend less time in line.

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Restaurant tools, your way. Keep your business connected with integrations to your favorite third-party services. Add the capabilities you need today, and adjust as you go.

Join millions of other forward-thinking businesses worldwide that have the Square advantage.

How Yo También Cantina built a business with nine — yes, nine — revenue streams

“It’s really intuitive. When you figure out how to make things more efficient and see how the slightest change in your system makes a huge impact on your day-to-day — it’s given me some life back.”

— Kenzie Benesh, co-owner of Yo También Cantina

How it started

Kenzie Benesh and Isabella Bertorelli founded Yo También Cantina as a pop-up where they served arepas and housemade hot sauce. From the beginning their ethos hinged on love — of food, of people, of community. Grounded in this passion for hospitality and inclusion, their business decisions have centered on meeting customers where they are, ultimately evolving into a thriving multihyphenate with revenue streams including merch, retail, and subscriptions.

How it’s going

Kenzie and Isabella initially used the handheld terminal to take payments at their pop-up — and when it came time to open their permanent space, they turned to Square for Restaurants. They sell their hot sauce and merch like t-shirts and baseball caps through a custom Square Online shop, run their Cantina Wine Club with the subscription functionality, and use the rich reporting in their dashboard to track growth. With the efficiency and time savings they see with Square, they’ve got plenty of time to focus on pushing those nine revenue streams into the double digits — and making the right calls for their business and community.

Invest in your success. Start serving with Square.

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After your 30-day free trial, keep your Square for Restaurants Plus plan for $60/month + credit card processing fees

Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for credit card processing.²

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Select your hardware.

You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your fast-casual concept by visiting the Square Shop. ->

You may be able to repurpose existing devices, including kitchen and receipt printers, cash drawers, and routers.

Connect with our team to see if you’re eligible for hardware offers.

Square Restaurant Essentials Bundle

Save more with our set of six popular software tools, designed to solve your biggest challenges and take your restaurant from soft opening to smooth daily service. Offer available to new Square customers only.

Includes:

  • Square for Restaurants Plus

    In-person POS built for restaurants

  • Square Online Ordering Premium

    Online ordering for pickup and delivery

  • Square Shifts Plus

    Time tracking and scheduling for unlimited employees

  • Square Team Plus

    Advanced access and permissions

  • Square Team Communication

    1:1 team messaging and announcements

  • Square Payroll

    Full-service payroll

Special offer - save 20%

Starting from:

$153
$192
per month + processing fees

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Share Square, get up to $1,000.

Refer a restaurant, café, or any other business to Square, and you may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in rewards for each business referred.4

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Feel secure about data security.

Square hardware is PCI-compliant and end-to-end encrypted. No stressing over validating your compliance every year, and no paying extra for data security.

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Chargebacks and payment issues? We’ve got you.

As the Merchant of Record, Square assumes financial responsibility for our clients. We handle chargebacks and payment issues, which means you don’t have to deal with disputes yourself.

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Get dedicated support from a restaurant team that understands how you work and what you need.

Get started on your own or hire a specialist for personalized training. Access ongoing 24/7 online and phone support. Join our online community to connect with other business owners who use Square.

Make it your own.

Let your tech stack boost your potential.

The Square platform can power all businesses. Get the fast-casual tech that can flex, expand, and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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¹All loans are issued by Square Financial Services, Inc., a Utah-Chartered Industrial Bank. Member FDIC. Actual fee depends upon payment card processing history, loan amount and other eligibility factors. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. Loan eligibility is not guaranteed. All loans are subject to credit approval.

²If your business processes more than $250K in credit card sales, you may be eligible for custom pricing. Contact our sales team.

Limited time offer valid for new Square customers only and is not transferrable. Offer expires on 04/29/2024 at 11:59 pm PST. Monthly price starting at $153 is based on a business with one location and one employee and varies based on plan selections, usage, and number of employees included. Square reserves the right to modify, revoke or cancel the offer at any time. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash. Additional Terms & Conditions apply.

FAQ

  • Is Square right for my fast-casual restaurant?

    Square is an excellent choice for fast-casual restaurants looking for a reliable and versatile POS system. Specifically tailored for the food and beverage industry, Square for Restaurants is a flexible point-of-sale system designed to streamline the way you run your business and help you grow. The cloud-based POS is a comprehensive solution for single-location and multilocation establishments and offers seamless operations management, including easy payments, customizable floor plans, and more.

    Square offers a suite of tools to help you manage your food-and-beverage business. You can accept payments and manage orders quickly and easily with Square Register, while Square Online enables you to build a custom website for efficient online ordering. Square KDS improves kitchen operations, and Square Dashboard provides you with rich, detailed business insights.

    Get an individualized loan offer with Square Loans, and boost customer engagement and brand awareness with Square Marketing, Square Loyalty, and Square Gift Cards.

  • What’s the difference between fast casual and quick service?

    Quick-service restaurants, often referred to as fast food, prioritize speed and efficiency with a focus on a rapid dining experience. Customers typically order at a counter and receive their food quickly, often in a to-go format.

    Fast-casual restaurants, on the other hand, offer a more elevated experience, combining the speed of quick service with a more relaxed atmosphere. Fast-casual establishments often provide customizable and made-to-order options, allowing customers to enjoy more personalized service in a casual setting.

  • What’s considered fast-casual dining?

    Fast-casual dining blends elements of quick-service and casual dining. It’s characterized by a more elevated dining experience than traditional fast food. In fast-casual establishments, customers typically order at a counter before finding a seat and having their meals delivered to their table by a staff member. Fast-casual dining strikes a balance between the speed of fast food and the quality and ambiance of casual dining, offering a convenient yet premium experience.

  • How much does a fast-casual POS system cost?

    The cost of a fast-casual restaurant POS system depends on the software subscription and hardware options you choose to fit your unique needs. The plans are designed with flexibility and transparency in mind and to accommodate a wide range of budgets.

    With Square, you get clear and transparent fees and there are no requirements for long-term contracts. You have the freedom to upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. The pricing plans include a free option, a plus plan at $60 per month, and a premium plan with custom pricing.

    Processing rates per transaction are transparent, with options for in-person, online, invoices, and manually entered/card-on-file transactions. For added convenience, Square includes benefits like end-to-end encrypted payments, active fraud prevention, account takeover protection, live phone support, and fast online signup. Additionally, funds can be transferred as soon as the next business day, ensuring a seamless and efficient payment process for your fast-casual establishment.

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included in your Square for Restaurants subscription. You can tailor your hardware setup to your specific requirements by exploring and purchasing compatible kits and devices in the Square Shop. Square for Restaurants is compatible with Square Register, which comes with a customer-facing display that’s ideal for fast-casual restaurants. It also supports various industry-standard devices such as kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers, and routers, so you may be able to use your existing hardware with your Square subscription.

    If you’re interested in hardware discount offers (eligibility applies), please reach out to our sales team for more information.

  • Can I refer a business to Square?

    Yes. We welcome referrals for all types of businesses. So go ahead and refer a business today (whether it’s the multilocation burger joint you frequent, your friend’s new salon, or any other business), and you could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for every business referred. Get the details.