Restaurant POS system & payments

Serve better with one fast, flexible platform

Connect and run every location with Lightspeed. Turn tables faster, help boost revenue and grow with powerful insights.

Powering the best businesses in over 100 countries


Over 160 Michelin-starred restaurants rely on Lightspeed


~168K locations around the world trust Lightspeed


Our experts have been guiding entrepreneurs for over 15 years

Sourceforge, Capterra, and G2 give the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System high ratings

Built for ambitious hospitality professionals.

Customize your system for your unique workflows, starting with your menus, screens and floor plans.

Craft guest experiences from seamless ordering to data-backed recommendations, to make every customer feel like a VIP.

Unlock real-time insights with every integrated transaction, so you instantly know what you need to do next.

Fewer steps for your staff to learn. A better experience for guests.

Lightspeed Restaurant is, on average, 40% faster than other leading POS systems in North America.*

Get Advanced Insights with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System

Make faster decisions

Data you can use with every payment.

  • Optimize your menu
  • Track customer behavior
  • Identify top-performing staff
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Serve customers faster with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System

Serve customers faster

More options for guests. More revenue streams for you.

  • Online ordering
  • Tableside ordering
  • QR code ordering
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Be more efficient with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS system

Be more efficient

Manage all locations or revenue centers with one platform.

  • Supports multiple locations
  • PMS integration for hotels
  • Partner API access
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The world's best businesses rely on Lightspeed

Tailor your restaurant POS system to your goals

Lightspeed Payments is built into the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System

Payment Processing

Integrated payments powers insights for a seamless experience.

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Manage inventory with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System

Inventory Management

Track inventory to the ingredient level.

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Automate accounting with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System


Automate your bookkeeping to avoid errors.

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Manage delivery orders with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System


Consolidate all delivery orders on one screen.

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Connect your front and back of house with the Lightspeed Restaurant POS System

Kitchen Display System

Connect your FOH and BOH teams with a KDS.

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The Lightspeed POS System offers a customer facing display

Customer Facing Display

Create a better checkout experience.

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Recess uses Lightspeed to keep up with the summer traffic surge.

Guests at Terrace Bay Hotel can order at the hotel restaurant, at the bar and from their rooms.

Table Rock Coffee Roasters customized their screens for easy staff training.

Connect Lightspeed Restaurant to the tools you already use.

  • Hotel PMS software
  • Employee management tools
  • Loyalty programs
The Lightspeed Restaurant POS System integrates with technology you already use

Considering the switch to Lightspeed?

Switching to Lightspeed is easy. From data migration to hardware and payments setup, our industry experts will support you each step of the way.

  • Get fast 24/7 support
  • One-on-one onboarding
  • Dedicated Account Manager to answer every question
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See if Lightspeed is right for you

Get a free, personalized demo to see if our POS and restaurant management software is right for your locations.


How much does Lightspeed Restaurant POS cost?

Lightspeed Restaurant's pricing varies relative to the subscription you wish to purchase. Find out more on our pricing page.

If the internet connection fails, does the POS system continue to function?

Yes, Lightspeed Restaurant POS continues to work offline without any problems. All data entered while offline is stored locally on the device and automatically uploaded to the cloud as soon as the connection is re-established.
NOTE: This does not apply to master data maintenance and ecloud evaluations that can only be used with an existing Internet connection.

Can you manage multiple restaurant locations from Lightspeed?

Lightspeed lets you manage as many locations as you want, all in one place. Easily keep track of guest data and reports across locations and change all menus in a few clicks, all from your restaurant POS. Find out more about managing multiple locations with Lightspeed.

How do I cancel a Lightspeed Restaurant subscription?

If you have taken out a monthly subscription, you can cancel a contract at the end of your subscription month. If you have taken out an annual subscription, you must wait until the end of your subscription to terminate your contract.

Why should I use the Lightspeed Restaurant POS system for my business?

Lightspeed POS is built for speed and helps restaurants optimize their operations with an easy-to-use cloud-based solution that’s 40% faster on average than other leading restaurant POS systems in North America.*** With Lightspeed, users get a customizable, user-friendly interface, access to industry-leading insights and personalized 24/7 support. Compare Lightspeed's features with those of our competitors and check out href="">our reviews. to find out what’s best for your business.

How does an iPad cash register work?

An iPad cash register lets you manage orders, deliveries and sales reports from a cloud device. iPad cash registers are easy to use and set up. This type of register helps restaurants improve efficiency, accuracy and the customer experience by streamlining ordering, payment processing and data collection. You can also integrate your hardware, like a scale or thermal printer.

Does Lightspeed work for hotel restaurants?

Yes. Lightspeed’s customizable solution lets you plug in your hotel PMS to your restaurant POS and seamlessly manage multiple revenue centers. With Lightspeed, hotels can fully customize their floor plans to accurately reflect their hotel restaurant, monitor their entire business and offer guests charge-to-room options. Check out our href="">hotel page to learn more.

Does Lightspeed offer 24/7 support?

Yes! Every new Lightspeed customer is entitled to free personal training on our Lightspeed POS system. Plus, our support team is available 24/7 for all your questions via chat and dedicated telephone line.

*Based on internal testing in August 2022 of industry peer check management and other workflows in North America. Lightspeed Restaurant POS requires 40% fewer clicks for completing check splitting, discounting and other basic POS workflows than certain industry-leading POS systems. Results outside such internal testing could vary depending on location and other factors.