Square Updates Its Register iPad App With Kitchen Tickets, Ordering Features To Better Serve Restaurants

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Square’s point-of-sale technology and iPad-powered register, Square Register is getting a big update today targeted at better serving restaurants. New features in the release include custom order modifiers and customizable kitchen tickets that allow restaurants to make taking orders and serving food more efficient.

Square Register is a point-of-sale system based on the iPad and not only allows merchants to accept payments, but includes the ability to customize permissions for employees on the register, access to sales reports, and the ability to wirelessly print receipts or open a cash drawer to make change. Analytics allow merchants to segment consumer payments data and transactions, and users can access data around number of payments, subtotals, tax, tips, refunds, account deposits, etc.

The focus of the new update to Square Register is helping optimize the experience at the counter beyond just the payment. Merchants can now customize orders with order modifiers, allowing cashiers to add specific information to orders so that a kitchen can be aware of any modifications. So if you wanted no foam on a latte, a cashier could create and add an order modifiers to the coffee order. Custom kitchen tickets allow merchants to attach a number or a customer’s name to an order.

Square Register can be connected with printers so that receipts can be printed as tickets to be placed in the kitchen.

Square says that there are tens of thousands of merchants in the food industry adopting Square and 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.

While this is a small update, it represents one more feature that helps turn Register into a full-fledged point-of-sale terminal. Restaurants, especially small to mid-size establishments, are starting to catch on to Square and the iPad cash register movement. Having features that are geared towards making the ordering and deployment system more seamless and integrated should only increase the adoption of Square Register amongst restaurants.

You can watch the new features in action below:

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.