Need a new restaurant POS but not sure which one? Read on for an honest comparison of Table Needs vs Square and choose the best POS for your restaurant.

Why Table Needs

Table Needs is a real-time, end-to-end restaurant solution, hosting menus, simplifying sales and ordering, and managing payments — both onsite and online. Designed specifically for restaurants by restaurant people, Table Needs is the comprehensive, integration-free POS your restaurant, staff and customers need.

Table Needs vs Square

Table Needs POS does a lot, but not everything under the sun – and neither do our competitors. Here’s an honest restaurant POS comparison so you can make an informed decision. 

The real-deal on money transfers

The term “Next Day Transfers” is mentioned a lot in the restaurant POS world, but here’s the truth: even though many companies, like Square, say transfers are Next Day, it’s really 2 business days before your sales are deposited into your bank account. Square offers a quicker same-day transfer but at a cost of 1.5% of the amount being transferred – which adds up quickly! 

Transferring your money with Table Needs is fast and easy – we automatically batch and finalize your daily transactions, then ensure your money is transferred to your bank within 2 business days.

A POS that grows with your restaurant

Square is great for getting your food truck or counter-service restaurant off the ground. You probably don’t need all the bells and whistles right away so Square’s straight-forward system works great.

As you grow, you’ll quickly realize that Square can’t keep up. It’s not built to support a growing fast-casual restaurant that needs a comprehensive POS, integrated online ordering, customizable KDS, robust reporting and more.

Table Needs grows with your business. You can start with order-and-pay and easily add more features or utilize the power of our full POS. Our team will walk you through each step, answer your questions and make sure you have exactly what you need to run – and grow – your restaurant.

Restaurant POS Comparison Chart: Table Needs vs Square

Table NeedsSquare
No contractsTable NeedsSquare
Flat processing feeTable NeedsSquare
All-inclusive software subscriptionTable NeedsSquare🚫
No rate hikesTable NeedsSquare🚫
Cash discount programTable NeedsSquare🚫
Free menu buildTable NeedsSquare🚫
Free implementationTable NeedsSquare🚫
Free shippingTable NeedsSquare🚫
24/7 text, email, call supportTable NeedsSquare🚫
Works with multiple payment processorsTable Needs🚫Square
App store of integrationsTable Needs🚫Square
All-in-one Point of SaleTable NeedsSquare
Apple pay and Google payTable NeedsSquare
Online OrderingTable NeedsSquare
Kitchen PacingTable NeedsSquare🚫
Menu ManagementTable NeedsSquare
Time Clock and SchedulingTable NeedsSquare
Till ManagementTable Needs🚫Square
Order and PayTable NeedsSquare
Gift CardsTable NeedsSquare
Loyalty ProgramTable Needs🚫Square
Marketing done-for-youTable NeedsSquare🚫
BookkeepingTable NeedsSquare
LLC and registrationsTable NeedsSquare🚫

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