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Square for Restaurants

All-in-one restaurant POS system

Our restaurant point-of-sale powers your speed and flexibility—whatever you’re serving.

Built to work together

Square for Restaurants is a cloud-based, easy-to-use solution that work together to help you save time, run your business, and connect with customers.

Point of Sale

Our restaurant POS system is built for front of house, back of house, and speed. From menu management to coursing, every tool helps your team move faster.

  • Optimize floor plans to turn more tables.
  • Use conversational modifiers to speed up ordering.
  • Repeat a round of drinks in a few taps.

New

Square KDS

A kitchen display system that keeps your whole restaurant in sync. Available with the Square for Restaurants Plus plan.

  • Handle the rush and reduce costs with digital tickets.
  • Manage all your orders from one screen.
  • Get food prepared and packaged just right.

Online ordering

Take orders on your free restaurant website without commissions. Set up delivery, curbside pickup, and self-serve ordering.

  • Easily import menu items and start selling right away.
  • Seamless order integration with Restaurant POS and Square KDS.
  • Control takeout margins with on-demand delivery fulfillment for no commissions.

Order Manager

Manage all your Square Online and third-party delivery orders directly in your point of sale and Square KDS.

  • Consolidate online order reporting.
  • Skip manual order entry to reduce errors.
  • Automatically print or view kitchen tickets on Square KDS.

Third-party partner integrations

Square for Restaurants syncs with popular restaurant management partners, including Quickbooks, Marketman, Homebase, and BentoBox. See how our partner integrations can help from inventory management to delivery.

Payments

Payment processing your way. Accept all types of payments quickly and securely, whether you’re tableside, behind the counter, online, or on the go.

  • Next-day transfers, same rate across cards.
  • No refund fees, no chargeback fees.
  • End-to-end encryption, PCI compliant payments.

Hardware

Shop restaurant-grade stations, the all-in-one Square Register, Square Terminal, stand kits for your iPad-based POS, KDS, and accessories. You’ll be ready for gift cards and contactless hospitality for self-ordering and payments.

  • Restaurant POS systems designed for speed and durability in your kitchen.
  • Countertop and wall-mounted setups.
  • Our four-step cost calculator breaks down hardware costs: Try it out >

Square Register is available with the Free plan (Plus and Premium coming in 2021).

Team Management

Manage your chefs, waitstaff, bartenders, and everyone else, while saving on labor costs with employee management tools that work for everyone.

  • Let your team clock in and out at your POS.
  • Track team hours, overtime, and breaks.
  • View sales by team member.
  • Grant employees permission to issue refunds or discounts.

Payroll

Run payroll without the hassle. Pay your team in a few steps, and let us handle payroll tax filings.

  • Automatically import timecards and tips.
  • Offer health insurance, 401(k), and other employee benefits.
  • Get automated state and federal tax filings and withholdings—at no extra cost.

More tools to help you succeed

Your Square account unlocks a powerful platform of services and add-on tools that work together. Just a few:

Marketing

Create, send, and track email and social media campaigns.

Invoices

Send estimates, invoices, and automatic reminders. Track payments in real time.

Gift Cards

Boost sales and bring in new customers with Gift Cards and eGift Cards.

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.

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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.