Square is launching Square Kitchen Display System (KDS) for Square Restaurants subscribers today – Square’s first product-line extension for restaurants improves efficiency, communication, and accuracy for restaurant sellers of all sizes. The software seamlessly displays and organises order tickets no matter where they’re placed – whether that’s from a restaurant’s point of sale or Square Online site.
With restaurants balancing uncertain re-opening schedules, customers ordering take-aways whilst shielding at home and razor-thin margins, it’s more important than ever that they stay organised and don’t miss a sale. This is where Square KDS comes in as it has been built to help restaurants with front and back of house communication, improve ticket times and manage order flow from one central location, regardless of what the future holds.
Square Kitchen Display System is useful for any restaurant that manages a high volume of orders across multiple channels and wants a solution to replace paper tickets. With customers ordering in more ways than ever before and with increases in home delivery orders, in-store pickups and with the expected return to indoor dining when the second lockdown expires, Square KDS helps businesses improve order efficiency, speed and most importantly, reduce sunk costs due to returns or refunds.
It provides restaurant owners with increased insight into their business. Ticket timers allow restaurants to stay ahead of the dinner rush, and kitchen performance reports show how long stations are taking to complete orders, resulting in faster, more accurate performance. As every restaurant is different, Square KDS also allows owners to customise ticket layouts and text sizes based on their kitchen’s unique needs and route specific items to different stations quickly and efficiently, helping to manage kitchen flow in real-time.
Square Kitchen Display System is just the latest product Square has built to help restaurant sellers continue serving their customers this year. Every business has different needs, and with Square, sellers can fulfil orders however it makes the most sense for their business – whether that’s via curb side pickup, local delivery, or self-ordering through QR codes.