Square Register update could help quick-serve restaurants

Payments startup Square says that the new tools are aimed at helping restaurants more efficiently process orders.

Square Register on the iPad
Square Register on the iPad. Square

Quick-serve restaurants could start benefiting from Square's mobile payments service thanks to an update to its Square Register service.

According to Square, the update is aimed at helping restaurant managers better serve customers -- and process orders more quickly and efficiently -- with a set of tools created just for them. Square said that the new features allow for quickly customizing orders with order modifiers, even as a line keeps moving. And the service helps with more accurate recording or orders, as well as easier communication between servers and the kitchen, the San Francisco startup said.

Among the new features is the ability to easily add a customer's name to an order.

Square said that its food-related business has tripled in the last year, and the total amount of money those businesses process has quadrupled.

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