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What is a full-service restaurant POS?

Simply put, it’s a point-of-sale system built for the exact needs of your restaurant. You can arm your team with everything from coursing and tableside ordering and payments to auto-86ing so customers never order sold-out items. Switch to Square restaurant POS so you can satisfy more diners, connect your front and back of house, and make smarter business decisions.

Give your restaurant the competitive edge.

Focus on sales without sacrificing hospitality.

Keep service flowing with QR codes and tableside ordering. Off-premises, drive bigger numbers with a custom Square website, and offer in-store or curbside pickup and delivery with zero monthly fees.


Run your FOH and BOH like a well-oiled machine.

Get all sides of your restaurant talking. Automatically route dine-in, takeout, and delivery orders to the right prep station via your kitchen display system (KDS). Tailor ticket layouts, timers, and notifications to your unique setup.


Put your money where the numbers are.

Make smart decisions based on detailed reports on everything from kitchen prep times to sales trends. Balance labor costs with built-in staff management and payroll. Enjoy cash flow peace-of-mind with instant access to sales.


Treat every diner like a VIP.

Connect reservation platforms with your POS to quickly seat diners, better predict walk-in wait times, and deliver unforgettable experiences. Bring in new business with branded gift cards.


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Why choose Square for your restaurant?

Run your business better with tools built for restaurant people. Get menu and order management, payment processing, and more with Square for Restaurants, the flexible POS system that helps you do what you do best: deliver outstanding hospitality, on-premises and off.

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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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Reliable tech. 24/7 support. Experience powerful performance with a connected ecosystem backed by our 24/7 support team.

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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 Catch 27 made sales soar to $2.2M despite staff shortages


588% increase since launch


up 4x from 14,000 to 59,000


$23K in gift card sales and email campaigns


47% jump in gross sales in 2021

How it started

Once upon a time, fried seafood was the name of the game in St. Augustine, Florida. That changed in 2013 when Stephen Hutson opened the doors of Catch 27, which launched with a 30-seat capacity and has since expanded to 80. He partnered with Square from day one and upgraded to Square for Restaurants in 2020 to cater to customers in a “more intentional way.”

How it’s going

Staff shortages and supply chain issues have proven no match for Catch 27. Stephen used the data in his dashboard to pinpoint a major opportunity — eliminating most lunches to focus on dinner — hitting the gas on profitability. Gift cards and marketing have further raised the bottom line, and the increased cash flow enabled Stephen to raise staff pay, making his team as happy as his customers. Now everyone can focus on what they do best: keeping guests hungry for Florida’s freshest seafood.

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.*

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

Select your hardware.

You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your FSR 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.

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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.1

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Feel secure about data security.

Square products are made with end-to-end encryption and ensure alignment with the PCI-DSS. No stressing over maintaining 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 restaurant tech that can flex, expand, and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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  • Is Square right for my full-service restaurant?

    Square for Restaurants makes it easier for single-location and multilocation full-service spots to focus on hospitality. The cloud-based POS system is built for restaurant operators looking for a flexible business technology solution for running front of house, back of house, and their back office — keeping everything connected and in sync. With many advanced features including coursing, live sales reporting, and 24/7 support, Square is the dedicated tech partner helping your restaurant deliver unforgettable experiences.

    Square Team Management is the tool restaurants use to track their team’s hours, overtime, and breaks while saving on labor costs.

    Square Online Ordering is great for setting up delivery and curbside pickup, and it allows you to take orders on your restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions.

    On the floor, Square gives you the option to add handheld devices to your POS to reduce your customers’ wait times and free up your staff to focus on table touches and table turns.

    Add the kitchen display system your staff will love. Square KDS helps your team see and fulfill all the orders coming in from your website, delivery apps, and anywhere else — all unified in one place.

  • What are the benefits of using a cloud-based POS system?

    The biggest benefit of going with a cloud-based POS system rather than a traditional on-premise system is that it allows you to monitor and manage your operations from anywhere with an internet connection. You can manage your sales, inventory, menus, and other aspects of your business remotely, giving you greater flexibility and convenience. Menu updates take seconds rather than hours or days, keeping the front and back of house in sync. Cloud-based POS systems also eliminate the need for expensive upfront hardware purchases, like servers, and ongoing maintenance costs associated with traditional POS systems. And with Square, you can always count on continuous enhancements to the restaurant POS so you can operate with the latest features and security enhancements.

  • How does Square compare to other restaurant POS systems?

    The last thing a restaurant operator needs to deal with is unreliable technology, disconnected systems, or hidden fees. Square makes it free to try and easy to buy, and you’ll always know what you’re paying for. Square Restaurant POS is designed specifically for restaurant workflows. Operators tell us they love the user-friendly interface because it makes staff training easy (often less than 15 minutes) and helps reduce the number of errors that tend to happen during busy shifts.

    You may find Square is quicker, easier, and more user-friendly for your staff to operate than other point-of-sale solutions like Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, and Upserve. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates. Best of all, the Square system is built with flexibility in mind. We know your requirements change as your business grows and evolves, so Square lets you start with what you need today and add capabilities and hardware as you go.

  • Can Square power my multilocation full-service restaurants, too?

    For restaurant groups or franchises, Square offers an integrated multilocation management solution that combines payment processing, centralized sales reporting, and franchise management across all your locations. Improve diner engagement with capabilities that let you offer online ordering and gift cards. Quickly onboard your franchise locations and operate them more efficiently while maintaining a consistent brand experience. Our easy-to-use franchise software helps you stay in control of every location while delivering a streamlined experience to franchisees and diners.

  • How does Square manage tipping for my restaurant staff?

    Square simplifies tipping for your staff by offering customizable tipping options, including percentages and dollar amounts. With tableside tipping on tablets or mobile devices, diners can conveniently select their tip amounts. Square also supports tip pooling and splitting, ensuring fair distribution among your staff. Detailed tip tracking and digital receipts help with record-keeping, and even online and mobile payments can seamlessly accommodate tips.

  • How can I switch to Square from my current POS system?

    Switching to Square is simple and fast. Start by creating an account, and get access to the 30-day free trial of the Square for Restaurants Plus plan before selecting which plan is right for you. When you sign up, you can add your menu from a PDF, an online restaurant site, or an online delivery platform partner, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, or Grubhub. You can transfer your existing inventory easily with bulk intake importing. If you need assistance, Square Support is here to help you with everything from gift card migration to onsite networking installation.

    Hardware is not included with your subscription. You can buy the devices that best fit the needs of your concept by visiting the Square Shop. You may be able to repurpose existing devices, including iPads, industry kitchen printers, receipt printers, cash drawers, and routers. Once you’ve set up your hardware, configure your POS in minutes to fit your style of service. Verify your identity, connect a bank account, and get ready to take your first payment.

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

    To subscribe to Square for Restaurants Premium, connect with our sales team.

  • 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.

  • Does Square for Restaurants work without internet access?

    Square for Restaurants requires an internet connection for normal operations. If you are experiencing connectivity issues, you can enable offline payments³ with Square hardware to keep taking payments for up to 24 hours.

    ³Offline payments are processed automatically when you reconnect your device to the internet and will be declined if you do not reconnect to the internet within 24 hours of taking your first offline payment. By enabling offline payments, you are responsible for any expired, declined, or disputed payments accepted while offline. Square is unable to provide customer contact information for payments declined while offline. Offline payments are not supported on older versions of Square Reader for contactless and chip (1st generation - v1 and v2). Click here for help identifying your contactless reader. Learn more about how to enable and use offline payments here.

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