Square introduces new kitchen display software for restaurants

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Square on Tuesday announced the first new product line extension for its Square for Restaurants business. 

Specifically, the small business service and payments company introduced Square KDS, system software for kitchen displays that organizes tickets for orders placed across channels, including a restaurant’s point-of-sale and online site, as well as those coming in from online ordering platforms such as DoorDash and Postmates.

“With restaurants facing shelter-in-place orders, uncertain reopening schedules, and razor-thin margins, it’s more important than ever to stay organized and never miss a sale,” said Bruce Bell, head of restaurant products at Square. “Square KDS is built to help restaurants improve front and back of  house communication, improve ticket times, and manage order flow from one central location, regardless of what the future holds.”

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  • Uber Eats received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy
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  • Small or mid-sized, independent Black-owned restaurants qualify for Uber’s scheme

Restaurant owners are accusing Uber Eats of discrimination after the company waived delivery fees for some restaurants owned by Black people, TechCrunch reported.

Uber Eats has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy from owners of other restaurants,  who are accusing the company of replacing a just system with one that is a racially biased one. One of the complaints, according to the report, accuses Uber Eats of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law in California that protects businesses from discrimination on the basis of factors that include race.

After the killing of George Floyd in May, the company, in a bid to support the community, waived delivery fees from independent Black-owned

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