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Square for Restaurants

Pricing plans

Three flexible plans. No hidden fees. Upgrade or downgrade, add or subtract tools, and cancel your plan at any time.

Plan

Free

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

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started

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.

Start free trial

Premium

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

Custom pricing

Eligibility applies*
 
 

Contact sales

Plan

Free
Free
Plus
$60
Premium
Custom pricing
Plan highlights Includes: Includes Free plan and: Includes Plus plan and discounts* on optional add-ons:
Includes:
  • Point of Sale
  • Team Management
  • M–F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support**
Includes Free plan and:
  • Advanced Point of Sale features
  • Square KDS
  • Team Plus
  • 24/7 support
Includes Plus plan and discounts* on optional add-ons:
  • Square Payroll
  • Square Loyalty
  • Square Marketing
POS features
Open checks Included Included Included
Fast order entry - Conversational modifiers & auto progression Included Included Included
Menu management Included Included Included
Table management Included Included Included
Cash management Included Included Included
Auto gratuity Included Does not include party size thresholds Included Includes party size thresholds Included Includes party size thresholds
Order manager Included Included Included
Advanced discounts Included Included Included
Auto 86ing & item counts Not included New supported on Square Register New supported on Square Register
Reopen closed checks Not included Included Included
Seat management Not included Included Included
Course management Not included Included Included
Floor plan customization Not included Included Included
New KDS features
Ticket routing Not included Included Included
Customizable ticket layouts Not included Included Included
Real-time order updates Not included Included Included
Ticket timers Not included Included Included
Multi-device sync Not included Included Included
Kitchen performance reports Not included Included Included
Hardware compatibility
Square Stand/iPad Included Included Included
Square Terminal Included Features not specific to Square for Restaurants Included Features not specific to Square for Restaurants Included Features not specific to Square for Restaurants
Square Register Included Auto-86ing supported with more coming in 2021 Auto-86ing supported with more coming in 2021
Operations
Device code login Included Included Included
Remote device configuration Included Included Included
Remote device management Included Included Included
Dark mode Included Not available on Square Register Included Included
Service charge reporting Included Included Included
Reports Included Included Included
Shift reports Not included Included Included
Closing procedures Not included Included Included
Close of day reports Not included Included Included
Live sales Not included Included Included
Shared settings Not included Included Included
Category rollup reporting Not included Included Included
Section sales reports Not included Included Included
Menu reports Not included Included Included
Add-on tools
Square Team Management Free plan included: Time tracking, clock in/out & one set of permissions ($35/mo for Team Plus) Included Team Plus included Included Team Plus included
Square Online site Included Free tier included Included Free tier included Contact sales
Square Payroll +$29/mo then $5/mo per employee +$29/mo then $5/mo per employee Custom pricing available
Square Loyalty From $45/mo per location From $45/mo per location Custom pricing available
Square Marketing From $15/mo per location From $15/mo per location Custom pricing available
Support services
Customer support M–F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT support** 24/7 support 24/7 support
1-on-1 Implementation Starts at $599 Starts at $599 Custom Pricing available
Online support center Included Included Included
Square Voices Included Included Included
Town Square Blog Included Included Included
Seller Community Included Included Included

Plan

Free

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

Free

Unlimited devices.
Unlimited locations.
 

Get started

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.

Start free trial

Premium

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

Custom pricing

Eligibility applies*
 
 

Contact sales

* Available if you process more than $250,000 per year. Other exclusions apply. Contact sales >
** Sellers using Square for Restaurants on Square Register will receive 24/7 support.

Try our cost calculator >

In good company

Tens of thousands of restaurants trust Square.

Square for Restaurants by the numbers

1.43x

more monthly orders using
Square Terminal.

24%

Sellers using Square for Restaurants do up to 24% of their business through online sales.

126%

year-over-year average growth.

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 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. 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. For more complex needs, our Plus plan is $60 per month per location plus $40 per month per additional device. Square KDS is included in our Plus plan at no additional device charge. To get started with Premium, contact our sales team. Plus and Premium include a 30-day free trial.

    All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 2.6% + 10¢. Custom pricing is available if you process more than $250,000 per year, contact sales to learn more. 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 gain access to Square KDS and features including Close of Day Reports, Auto 86ing, Item Counts, Shared Device Settings, Advanced Reporting, Live Sales 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. Eligibility applies. Contact Sales to learn more.

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

  • Is Square KDS included in Restaurants Plus?

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

  • Is hardware included?

    Hardware is not included with Square for Restaurants subscriptions, but you can compare the cost of compatible kits and devices here to build an all-in-one 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. 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. 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?

    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, Square for Restaurant Plus features such as Auto-86ing, Advanced Reporting, Shared Device Settings, and Team Management Plus 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.