Square KDS

An efficient kitchen display system you can rely on. Organize and fulfill orders from anywhere, in one affordable solution.

Starting at $20/mo per device

No matter what’s cooking, efficiency matters.

Keep orders synced with a direct link between front and back of house.

Customize ticket layouts, timers, and notifications to fit your kitchen’s unique setup.

Speed up operations with reports that give you insights on prep times and more.

Display orders from anywhere, on one screen.

Whether you take orders through POS, Square Online site, or delivery apps like Postmates, everything is sent to and fulfilled directly from the kitchen.

Fulfill orders accurately, every time.

  • Prioritize and organize orders with detailed ticket views, timers, and alerts.
  • Send orders to the right prep stations to help boost order accuracy.
  • Oversee order fulfillment and completion with Expeditor Mode.

Tailored to how your kitchen works.

Designed for flexibility, Square KDS works with your kitchen setup and processes to get the job done.

  • Online orders
  • Prep station
  • Expeditor station
  • Multiple stations

Built for your bottom line.

Easy to set up in minutes, with no installation costs. Spend less time training your staff, and more time getting orders out.

Square KDS

$20 Per month per device with Square for Restaurants Free plan.

Use the Square KDS app on unlimited devices for no additional cost when you sign up for the Square for Restaurants Plus or Premium plan.

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  • What is Square KDS?

    Square KDS is a Kitchen Display System application that is Android-operated and allows you to view, track, and fulfill orders via digital tickets in your back of house, replacing traditional paper tickets and kitchen printers. KDS on Android is available for purchase on Square Shop. Learn more about device activation here.

  • How much does Square KDS cost, and what comes included?

    After a 30-day free trial, Square KDS starts at $20 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. It includes access to unlimited KDS devices; advanced POS features, such as coursing and seating; advanced reporting, such as shift and close-of-day reports; and 24/7 phone support. Access to unlimited KDS devices is also available with our Square for Restaurants Premium plan.

    Square KDS is a software subscription that runs on Android devices. Devices and wall mounts can be purchased on Square Shop.

    Square KDS is part of Square for Restaurants, and is compatible with Square Restaurant POS, Square Point of Sale, and Square Online.

  • What if I need multiple KDS stations?

    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.

    Square for Restaurants Plus comes with a 30-day free trial, then costs $60 per month per location, plus $40 per month per additional POS device.

  • How do I set up Square KDS?

    If you’re new to Square, you’ll first need to create an account here. Next, head to your Square Dashboard to set up your KDS device(s).
    You’ll also need to download the Square KDS app on the Google Play Store to your Android device. Once activated, you can customize your KDS settings.

  • What Hardware is Square KDS compatible with?

    Square KDS is compatible with Android devices. You can find more information here.