Square serves up a dedicated point of sale for UK restaurants

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Payments provider Square has today launched Square for Restaurants, an integrated point of sale (POS) solution dedicated to meeting the complex and exacting needs of restaurants.

Square for Restaurants is the newest addition to Square’s suite of tools, bringing simplicity and order to the daily rush of restaurants.

Square for Restaurants is Square’s most sophisticated industry-specific POS yet. It’s cloud-based, customisable and user friendly, allowing managers to focus less on logistics and more on customers. From integrated payments to customising menu items, the intuitive Square for Restaurants streamlines ordering, serving and payment.

“Square for Restaurants offers everything you need to run a full-service restaurant at full speed and deliver high-quality service,” said Alyssa Henry, Seller Lead at Square. “Square has always been a great fit for smaller cafes and quick-service vendors but we haven’t always been able to meet the needs of larger restaurants. This product enables us to step up and serve more complex restaurants, offering the robust functionality that’s needed for large-scale and multi-location operators.”

Whether it’s a country pub or fine-dining in the city, Square for Restaurants ensures that managing front and back of house is no longer fragmented. Servers can communicate with chefs using the coursing feature to stay in sync even when customers change their minds. Restaurant owners can also take advantage of built-in team management tools to track live sales, staff hours, tipping and more.

Mama Fuego, owned by mother and daughter duo Lynette and Cloe de la Vega, is one of several businesses that have been using Square for Restaurants through an early access programme.

"Getting started with Square for Restaurants has required minimal training which is invaluable to our business where we employ over 40 staff,” said Lynette de la Vega. "The software allows Cloe and I to carry out essential tasks such as customising menu elements, managing the team, and tracking payments seamlessly. Running the operations at Mama Fuego with Square for Restaurants makes the day-to-day easier."

Square for Restaurants support restaurants end-to-end by integrating with Deliverect, an order aggregator platform that allows merchants to easily manage third party online food deliveries, including those from Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat, all from one place.

Built-from-scratch, Square for Restaurants allows for integrated payments making it accessible for new sellers to switch to Square. With simple pricing and no hidden fees, Square for Restaurants is £69 per month (including VAT) for an unlimited number of terminals per location. To help sellers get started, Square for Restaurants is available for a 90-day free trial (other than payment processing fees).

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