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The Square KDS app powers your kitchen. See your orders on one KDS screen, no matter where they’re placed. Get deeper kitchen insights from advanced reports and increase kitchen efficiency with reliable tickets and timers.

Square KDS syncs seamlessly with Square for Restaurants POS, Square Online, or any Square ordering partner for an all-in-one solution. Simply download the app, choose the Plus plan, and create a Kitchen Display to get started. There are no hidden fees or long-term contracts. Start your free trial today.

View orders from every source on one screen
Route items to particular stations
Choose from different ticket layouts and text sizes
View how long stations take to complete tickets
Use notifications and ticket timers to stay on track

Square KDS is available with the Square for Restaurants Plus plan at no additional cost per KDS device.
Square for Restaurant’s Plus starts at $60 per location/month + $40 per additional POS device.
No hidden fees, no matter which plan. Cancel anytime
All Square for Restaurants plans have a processing rate of 2.6% + 10¢.

What’s New

Version 5.79

This update includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

We update our apps regularly to make sure they’re at 100%, so we suggest turning on automatic updates on devices running Square KDS.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

576SMA ,

Updated to iOS 14.8 now KDS Device Code Doesn’t Work

I previously had both the Square KDS and Square Restaurants apps running on our Kitchen iPad. Each had its own device code and the system worked well. I just updated our iPad, now on iOS 14.8 and created new device codes and the KDS app now won’t load with a device code but the Restaurant app works fine. I get the following message when I input the device code for the KDS app: Login Restricted, this device code can only be used in the Square for Restaurants app on iPad or Square Register. I have already tried generating new device codes and such.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for letting us know! If you need help with something, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly (squ.re/contactsqsupport). Feel free to join our Seller Community as well: sellercommunity.com. We look forward to hearing further from you!

Chef Calvin ,

No way to write on/alter tickets at all. Just stick to paper.

After a ticket is rung in, there is literally no option but to complete the ticket, or bump it to the top. If a server rings something in wrong, there is no way to correct it. If I were to use this crappy useless app that was clearly designed by a team of apes that have never seen the back of a kitchen, I’d have to keep a stack of sticky notes next to me anyway for audibles. Please fix this screwed to death pile of burning feces you call an “expeditor” before I switch to Clover. Thanks.

Edit: Also, why can you not combine tickets? If a server rings in a ticket but forgets one item and then rings it in right after, im stuck with two different tickets until they’re gone. With paper, I can just write the item on the original ticket instead of crowding my rail with seventy thousand “open food” tickets in between the ones I actually need to see. It’s very clear to me that this app has been designed to please owners, and has had absolutely no effort put into making it ACTUALLY USEFUL to the people who are forced to use it 12 hours out of the day. Seriously, your team has their heads up their rears if they think this app works ANYTHING like an expo rail. If you’re going to replace something with an app, make sure the app is actually a better alternative! How bad do you have to mess up that your digital app on an iPad is somehow more useless than literal freaking paper???

Med school ,

Still lacking essential features

It connects seamlessly with the Square for Restaurants app which is awesome, but it is missing some features that are essential in my kitchen. It doesn’t have color coding for dine-in, delivery, and take-out. It does say it on top of the ticket, but with my fast paced kitchen, it’s quicker to glance at the color. Also, it doesn’t show the seat numbers for dine-in tickets. If one person orders a lot of items a la carte, it will show up in the kitchen as separate orders and will be placed on separate plates. The last essential item is the ability to decide which devices communicate with which devices. I want to customize the screen to screen communication to best utilize the stations I have set up in my kitchen. Other things that would be useful are light mode vs. dark mode, a louder notification ding, and ability to recall tickets to the undone screen.

Developer Response ,

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to leave this insight. We'd love to have you share these observations within the Seller Community: squ.re/community. That way our Product Teams can take a look at this feedback and other sellers can weigh in on your suggestions.

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