Improve communication with the Kitchen Display System

Boost kitchen efficiency with Lightspeed's advanced KDS system for restaurants, and make sure your guests get what they ordered. On time, every time.

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Compatible with Restaurant (L Series) only

If your Lightspeed Restaurant app features a red logo on a white background, you’re using L Series.

Kitchen Display System screen

Your kitchen, your workflow.

We know how busy it can get in the kitchen. KDS screens display ticket times to keep track of turnaround, colour-codes the orders to help staff see what’s cooking and what’s ready to go, and lets staff manage incoming orders more effectively.

  • Choose between the dynamic and grid layout
  • Set up order blinking for new orders left pending
  • Set up sound notifications to alert your cooks of new orders without breaking workflow
Waiter taking customers' orders with an iPad ePOS

Put customer satisfaction first.

KDS screens communicate orders clearly and in real-time, completely removing unnecessary back and forth from table to kitchen. Waiters can send in an order as soon as it’s been taken, leaving them with more time to provide customers with recommendations.

Chefs in the kitchen

Provide your staff with the tools they need.

Get rid of ticket clutter and replace your bulky printers with a kitchen display system packed with features designed to help you manage your orders and get them out faster.

  • Get a detailed view of every order including images and modifiers
  • Quickly sort through orders with filters to see what's New, Preparing or Done
  • Display ticket times to keep track of turnaround
  • Have online orders go directly to your KDS as soon as they come in
Lightspeed Restaurant is extremely user-friendly and offers excellent technical and customer support. Lightspeed has a lot of options for formatting the POS, which is an asset to any restaurant.
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Everything you need, in one place. Finally.

All of our software 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 offering
  • Choose from basic to premium features to best meet your needs

What is a Kitchen Display System?

A Kitchen Display System, or KDS, is a digital screen where incoming orders can be received from front-of-house to back-of-house. It is used as an alternative or an addition to receipt printers. The Lightspeed KDS can be used in combination with the Lightspeed Restaurant (L-Series) and appears on a separate KDS screen.

When an order is taken and the items are sent to the kitchen, you can display them on different screens. This means you can have certain categories sent to certain screens, just as you would have with receipt printers. For example, if you work in cafe, you can assign tickets to a KDS specially for baristas, and food orders to a KDS specially for the kitchen. Staff tap directly on screen to sort and process orders.

How much does Lightspeed KDS cost?

Lightspeed KDS costs £12 per month on top of your Lightspeed ePOS subscription. For more information, reach out to one of our experts

How do I set up Lightspeed KDS?

There are multiple available hardware configurations for Lightspeed KDS. As always, Chrome is the recommended and supported browser type when setting up the Kitchen Display System.

What hardware is Lightspeed KDS compatible with?

Kitchen is optimised for use on an Apple iPad Pro. With an internet connection, the iPad works as an interactive touch monitor while displaying the Kitchern Display System

Can I receive delivery orders on Lightspeed Kitchen Display Screen?

Yes, provided that the apps the orders are coming from integrates with Lightspeed Delivery powered by Deliverect.