Square for Restaurants Launches in Canada


TORONTO — Square has launched Square for Restaurants in Canada. The fully integrated specialized point-of-sale (POS) system is designed to increase restaurants’ speed and flexibility.

With Square for Restaurants, both the front and back of house get a re-boot. Managers can easily update menus and floor layouts remotely across multiple terminals and locations. The all-in-one POS also offers built-in employee-management capabilities to enable staff time and performance tracking, tip splitting, fraud protection, a kitchen-display system for full synchronization and more.

A select number of Canadian establishments have worked with the system for the past few months as early adopters, including The Brake Room, a local café in Belleville, Ont.

“The industry has faced many starts and stops due to COVID-19 and Square for Restaurants has allowed me to adjust to changing restrictions,” says Adam Tilley, owner, The Brake Room. ”We knew that investing in our relationship with Square would provide a foundation for future growth and it has definitely streamlined our processes and sped up the customer experience.”

Square for Restaurants enables online ordering, allowing restaurants to process orders directly through their restaurant website for no monthly fees or commissions. Businesses can easily set up delivery and curbside pickup and limit in-person contact with self-serve ordering, as well as offer loyalty programs and gift cards as additional ways to engage with customers.

“Square for Restaurants eliminates all of the distractions and pain points of legacy systems while offering everything needed to run a restaurant, even during a pandemic,” says Alyssa Henry, seller lead, Square. “Whether you’re running a single location or multiple restaurants, Square for Restaurants frees up precious time and resources for local businesses to adapt and evolve during these challenging times.”

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