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The leading restaurant POS system that delivers

Run your restaurant during COVID-19 with Lightspeed's cloud-based POS. Designed to help full service, quick service, bars, cafes and hotel restaurants sync with delivery so you can keep serving.

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Powered by our restaurant POS and delivery integration since 2018.

Take your restaurant to go with a cloud-based POS system.

Take your restaurant to go with a cloud-based POS system.

Expand your business and deliver the goods with the leading restaurant point of sale system. With customizable menus and an easy-to-use interface, Lightspeed helps you grow and pivot to POS delivery, all from one platform.

  • Sync your menu with major food delivery apps to reach more customers
  • Make changes to your menus and modifiers to adapt quickly
  • Grow with multi-location management tools to manage everything by location or as a whole
  • Get the data and reports you need to grow, from revenue reports to menu category performance

Speed up your front of house.

Improve turnover and get more efficient with a fully connected, cloud-based POS system. Our iOS app keeps your employees connected while they deliver excellent customer service.

  • Streamline ordering and table turnover with an iPad POS system for tableside service
  • Switch to Quick Service Mode to take orders and get paid faster
  • Offer flexible payment options right from the table with the iPad app
  • Keep your restaurant going even when the wifi is down with the Lite Server's offline mode
Speed up your front of house.
What I really love about Lightspeed is the fact that it’s cloud-based so it allows me to track my sales by the minute.
JP Haddad, Maison Cloakroom

Stay efficient with built-in tools designed for your industry.

Whether you're a sophisticated fine dining establishment or a busy quick service hot-spot, your employees heavily rely on your POS to keep them efficient. Equip them with a system they'll love to use.

  • Fire full orders, courses or drinks to the kitchen or bar in just one tap
  • Equip your restaurant with self-order kiosks directly connected to your POS system
  • Create custom combos and menu modifiers to speed up order taking
  • Follow your guests and easily transfer items to a different table, seat or floorplan
Stay efficient with built-in tools designed for your industry.
Flexible payment options for every situation.

Flexible payment options for every situation.

Handle all swipes, taps, tips and splits with an EMV-compliant terminal restaurant POS software at no extra cost.

  • Offer flexible payment options, like bill splitting, course splitting and single seat checkout
  • Add tips on the spot or add them later when you have time
  • Open tabs and place orders under customer accounts
  • Set custom tip redistribution for your team

The restaurant POS system that scales with your business.

Opening a new location? Oversee it from the same system as your current locations. Lightspeed Restaurant centralizes your business so you can manage them all at once.

  • Manage all your locations in one system
  • Generate multi-location reports to monitor your overall performance
  • Edit all your menus for all locations, no matter where you are, with no delay
  • Scale with a fully-featured solution you'll never outgrow
The restaurant POS system that scales with your business.
All your data and reports right in your restaurant POS.

All your data and reports right in your restaurant POS.

Get unrestricted access to all your data and reports via iPad, mobile phone or desktop computer. From granular sales data to trending menu items and an overall view of your business, all the information you need to make smart decisions for your restaurant is in your POS.

  • Assess your hourly, daily, weekly and monthly revenue with built-in reports in your POS system
  • Keep an eye on your top-selling (and least popular) menu items with product and category reports
  • Track employee performance with labor and shift reports
  • Dig even deeper into your revenue and performance with optional advanced reporting

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The 24/7 support you've always wanted.

A one-on-one onboarding session. Webinars, demos, videos and guides. Unlimited 24/7 support for your restaurant. Everything you need, when you need it, all for free.

  • Free one-on-one onboarding session
  • Fully stacked library of guides, webinars, demos and videos
  • Unlimited 24/7 support included
The 24/7 support you've always wanted.
Everything you need, in one place. Finally.

Everything you need, in one place. Finally.

All our softwares integrate seamlessly to each other, making it an unbeatable suite of hospitality solutions.

  • One company to trust. One source of customer data. One support team
  • Get one fully-integrated restaurant system
  • Choose from basic to pro add-on options to best meet your needs
Sleek restaurant hardware with seamless POS integration.

Sleek restaurant hardware with seamless POS integration.

Kitchen printers designed for hot and humid environments, kitchen buzzers that cut through noisy rushes, LiteServers that let you keep working offline and more—our top-quality restaurant hardware tailored specifically to your needs that can handle the hustle of your busiest shifts.

Does the Lightspeed Restaurant POS software work with any loyalty programs?

Lightspeed Restaurant POS integrates seamlessly with Lightspeed Loyalty, an integration built and tailored to work with your Lightspeed point of sale.

Lightspeed Loyalty includes:

- A rewards program with a branded customer-facing web-app to track points
- A marketing tool to create automated SMS and email marketing campaigns
- A customer insights dashboard to track customer spending habits and marketing promotion results

An optional custom branded loyalty iOS app is also available for an additional fee.

Users who wish to switch from their current loyalty program to Lightspeed Loyalty may have all their current reward balance data ported to their new Lightspeed system by our team of experts.

How do tabs work in the Lightspeed point of sale system?

Tabs are assigned to individual customer accounts. Employees and waitstaff can add orders to a customer’s tab, apply a payment to a balance and review historical tabs through the Lightspeed POS Restaurant Manager.

When a customer makes an order and asks that it be put on a tab, the point of sale system gives you two options: adding it to their tab through the overview panel, or as a payment method. When it comes time to close a tab, you can push an invoice of all accumulated tab charges to the customer.

Because tabs are assigned to customers, they may be transferred between tables as the customer moves. This allows you to carry a tab through different sections of your restaurant, such as the bar and seated dining areas.

Do I have to use your credit card processor?

Lightspeed Payments, Lightspeed’s native payment processing solution for retailers, is not available for restaurants at this time. We offer third-party payment integrations with a number of payment processing partners, including Vantiv, Moneris and Chase.

While the odds that your payment processor of choice will most likely be compatible with our payment processing partners, if you wish to work with a processor that is not, you can set up non-integrated payments and manually enter payment details as needed. However, integrated payments are more secure and have far less human entry error, so we recommend working with compatible partners.

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