What is the best restaurant website builder?

Sociavore is a better alternative to Square Online  

In the realm of website platforms, Sociavore is the restaurant owner's ultimate dream - a one-stop-shop for streamlining daily operations, from online ordering to reservations and waitlisting, all with a focus on optimizing the guest experience.

Built for restaurants

Our team brings a wealth of hospitality experience to the table. We understand the complexities of the daily operations.

Best in class pricing

We’re committed to supporting restaurants of all sizes.

Not just online ordering

A one-stop-shop for streamlining daily digital operations, from online ordering to reservations and waitlisting.

Discover why Sociavore outshines Square Online as a restaurant website

If you’re looking for a Square Online alternative, then you’re in the right place. Square and Sociavore are both products that help your restaurant build a restaurant website.

Square and Sociavore share many similarities. First and foremost, they both provide online ordering and a drag & drop website builder.

Here's the deal: at Sociavore, we're not just another tech company. We're a team of passionate restaurant owners who understand the ins and outs of this industry. That's why we built Sociavore from the ground up to give complete control back to restaurant owners. Every feature we create is designed with your restaurant, you, and your team in mind, to make your daily operations a breeze. We're proud to offer a platform that truly puts the restaurant owners first.

A comparison of Sociavore and Square Online

While Square Online caters to a diverse set of businesses, its primary focus on online ordering falls short in providing the same level of convenience for restaurant management compared to Sociavore, which is a comprehensive platform specifically designed for restaurant websites. Sociavore makes your restaurant website delightful for your guests and your staff to use every day.

SociavoreSquare Online PremiumSociavore
Subscription LengthMonth-to-MonthBilled Annually (12 months prepaid)
On-demand Delivery FeeNo Additional Fees$1.50 Per Order
In-house Delivery FeeNo Additional Fees$0.50 Per Order
Website Builder
Website Pop-Ups
Instagram Import Automation
Menus SupportedUnlimited1
QR Code MenusStatic + OrderingOrdering Only
Restaurant Menu EditorText, Image, PDF, OrderingSquare Items Only (Ordering)
Reservation IntegrationsTock, Sevenrooms, Resy, OpenTable, MoreNone
Custom Form Builder
Job Postings & Online Applications
Website Performance (Google Lighthouse)
Google Rich ResultsFull Support
Restaurant Tools
Reservations (Request + Confirm)
Event Calendar & Ticketing
FOH Management AppOrders Only
Events Calendar
Digital Gift CardsOn Square Domain
Social Media + Blog Posting
Customer AccountsOrders Only
Inventory SupportBurndown + Replenishing Weekly InventoryBurndown Only
Cross Menu Ordering
Delivery ZonesRadius + Custom ShapesRadius Only
Order with Google
Order Aggregator Menu SupportDeliverect, CubohNone
Order Throttling & ManagementAdvancedBasic
Kiosk Ordering
Order & Pay (QR, Table, Room Service)Table Only
Outpost & Dropoff Ordering
Gift Cards
Bonus Campaigns
Scheduled Gifting
Square Gift Card Support

How do Square Online and Sociavore differ from each other?

  • Sociavore was built by restaurant owners for restaurant owners
  • Sociavore is more affordable than Square Online Premium
  • Sociavore can be paid month-to-month, Square Online Plus & Premium requires an annual prepayment
  • Sociavore was built only to be used by restaurants and other food businesses - bakeries, cafes, caterers
  • Sociavore is modern and quick, Square Online is bloated, slow, and struggles in website performance tests
  • Sociavore has reservations and waitlist features, but Square does not have reservations or waitlist
  • Sociavore accepts menus from Deliverect and Cuboh, Square requires you to create a menu from Square POS items
  • Sociavore has more advanced ordering features such as multi-menu checkout and daily inventory, Square does not support multi-menu checkout and daily inventory
  • Sociavore has additional restaurant-specific features such as kiosks, event ticketing, and custom forms, Square Online does not support kiosks, event calendars, and custom forms
  • Sociavore is focused on the full guest experience online for a restaurant, Square Online is focused primarily on online ordering as Square is a payments company and their goal is to generate more payments volume

If Square Online's features or pricing gets an update and this article becomes outdated, email us and we will update it.

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