Today Square launched an update to its free point of sale system Square Register that makes it easy for quick serve restaurants to run their businesses. The new features announced today — including custom order modifiers and customizable kitchen tickets — will allow restaurants to increase accuracy, decrease wait times, and better serve their customers.
“In an industry where speed, accuracy, and a great customer experience are essential to success, Square Register gives quick serve restaurants tools that are powerful, intuitive, and affordable,” said Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey. “Square is focused on connecting businesses with customers and now, more than ever, merchants can concentrate on providing great food for their customers.”
“We need to be able to take orders and process credit cards as quickly as possible,” said Sara Jenkins, owner of Porchetta in New York City. “Running a business is complex enough and Square Register simplifies the process and puts the focus back on the customer. For the first time, we have all the tools we need at a price we can afford.”
There are already tens of thousands of merchants in the food industry increasingly adopting Square for its simple interface, smart analytics, continuous updates, and low processing fees. In the past year, the number of food-related businesses that use Square has almost tripled and the amount of money they process has more than quadrupled.
Square Register’s newest iPad features provide businesses of every size access to free tools that can help them optimize their experience at the counter.
- Merchants can now quickly customize orders with order modifiers while the line keeps moving. Orders are recorded more accurately and communication with the kitchen is faster, creating a seamless experience on both sides of the counter.
- Custom kitchen tickets enable merchants to attach a number or a customer’s name to an order, creating the right experience for each business.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square Reader allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime, for a low transaction rate of 2.75 percent per swipe, with no hidden fees. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, manage items, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet, available in the US, is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available in the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at squareup.com.