Be more nimble with your quick-service restaurant POS.

Success means building systems while you’re building your team. Make it easy for your customers to place orders (wherever, whenever they want) and even easier for your staff to fulfill them — fast.

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What is a quick-service POS?

Payment processing, kitchen optimization, and inventory management are just the beginning. The best QSR POS software gives you the power to boost your bottom line, make better business decisions, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Run your quick-service restaurant like a dream.

Take orders from anywhere so you never miss a sale.

Get an integrated POS for every order — dine-in, takeout, delivery, and even catering. Let diners order at the counter, at a kiosk, or online, and accept all payments — including tap, dip, swipe — so you never miss a sale (even when you’re offline).


Keep your front and back of house flowing.

Fulfill orders from a durable kitchen display. Route tickets to the right station to optimize throughput, and sync menus and inventory in real-time so diners never order unavailable items.


Make smarter business decisions with real-time sales data.

Analyze trends to improve menu pricing and fine-tune inventory orders. Manage labor costs with built-in staff management and payroll. Get fast access to your sales with next-business-day transfers.


Grow your customer base, and turn diners into regulars.

Customize your loyalty program. Use learnings like visit and order histories to send personalized offers that keep diners coming back. Get discovered on popular websites such as Google, Facebook, and Instagram.


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Why choose Square for your quick-service restaurant?

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: serve great 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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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.

The Kebab Shop scaled from 7 to 33 locations with Square.

Power rapid growth

33 locations and counting across three states

Manage big transaction volumes

2M+ orders annually

Accelerate online sales

350% increase from 2020 to 2021

Minimize training time

75% less time spent on staff training

How it started

Mediterranean fast-casual concept The Kebab Shop first opened in San Diego in 2008. It quickly became a local staple — and as they expanded to seven locations, they realized their clunky legacy POS and piecemeal operational tools would no longer cut it. To help them scale, they began looking for a modern tech partner that could make admin a breeze and accommodate rapid growth.

How it’s going

The Kebab Shop adopted Square in 2015, and by 2020 they had 15 restaurants. Mid-pandemic they used their business savvy to adapt quickly and opened seven new spots in two states, with the help of their Square Online website, Online Ordering, and On-Demand Delivery. They’ve leveraged their data and insights from the Square platform to grow revenue, and the intuitive, user-friendly Square Restaurants POS and Square KDS have reduced staff training time by 75%. Now? They’re at 33 locations — and counting.

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 $69/month + credit card processing fees

Or choose the Square for Restaurants Free plan and only pay for credit card processing.¹ For Square for Restaurants Premium, contact our sales team.

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¹If your QSR 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 QSR 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 QSR tech that can flex, expand, and pivot, just like your ambitions.

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†All 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 is required and you must repay your loan as specified in the loan terms. Loan eligibility is not guaranteed. All loans are subject to credit approval.

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  • Is Square right for my quick-service business?

    Square is a great option for single-location and multilocation quick-service restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, and multiconcept restaurants. It’s the point of sale that works with almost everything you need for day-to-day service, including Square Online ordering. Plus it has advanced features, such as live sales reporting and 24/7 support. You’ve got the option to add handheld devices to your POS to bust lines and reduce your customers’ wait times. You can also add Square KDS to see and fulfill orders from anywhere in one place. It’s easy to get started and even easier to train your staff with the intuitive tools that flow like your restaurant.

  • Does Square Restaurant POS work for multilocation QSRs, including franchises?

    Yes, operators of multilocation QSRs, including franchises, choose the Square Restaurant POS system because it’s designed to handle the order volume and kitchen throughput they need to operate profitably. Unlike other point-of-sale solutions such as Micros, Aloha, Harbortouch, POSitouch, Toast POS, and Upserve, Square is quicker, easier, and more user-friendly for your staff to learn and operate. Menu updates take seconds rather than hours or days, which keeps the front and back of house in sync. You can rely on Square for transparent pricing and easy-to-understand processing rates.

    For franchises, Square for Franchises is an integrated franchise management solution that combines payment processing, centralized sales reporting, and franchise management across all your locations. Improve customer engagement with capabilities that let you offer online ordering, gift cards, and loyalty programs. Quickly onboard your franchise locations and operate stores 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 customers.

  • What’s the difference between Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale?

    Both Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale can help your food-and-beverage business, depending on your needs. Square for Restaurants is a comprehensive POS solution designed specifically for restaurant businesses such as quick-service restaurants, fast-casuals, and other advanced operations. It includes features such as fast order entry with conversational modifiers, auto 86ing sold-out items, order-ready text notifications, advanced reporting, and live sales to help fulfill more orders faster. Businesses such as coffee shops, bakeries, and food trucks that don’t require these features and want a solution for simpler operations choose Square Point of Sale.

    Compare Square for Restaurants and Square Point of Sale plans to find the best POS solution for your business.

  • What’s involved in switching to the Square Restaurant POS?

    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.

  • How can I upgrade or downgrade my Square for Restaurants software subscription plan?

    You can upgrade from the Square for Restaurants Free plan to the Square for Restaurants 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 $69 per month per location. If you choose not to subscribe, you’ll be downgraded to the Square for Restaurants Free plan, and you can continue to use the Square Restaurant POS system or choose to use Square Point of Sale.

    To upgrade to the custom Square for Restaurants Premium plan, contact 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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