Restaurant, Quick-Service & Fine Dining Rates

Save on Restaurant Credit Card Processing Fees

0.15% + $0.08/transaction

above Interchange

Keeping Your Costs Low

Dharma works with thousands of restaurant merchants, who need low rate credit card processing. That’s why we offer a low merchant rate, with fixed margins of 0.15% and $0.08 per transaction above Interchange for storefront payment processing fees. We also know that restaurant margins require that merchants watch every penny, which is why we also have our special high-volume/low average ticket rate discount available for merchants who process over $100,000 a month, or have an average ticket less than $25.

Before signing up, we’ll run a free cost analysis against your current provider to ensure you’re getting the lowest possible and best rate merchant services. Since we only operate on the Interchange-plus pricing model, you always get the lowest rates, and our margins are clearly spelled out. Plus, no long-term contracts! 

What will I pay on a $25 sale? See sample rates for popular card types below.

Regulated Debit Cards

Interchange 0.05% + $0.22
Assessment Fees 0.13% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.40, or 1.60%

Visa Small Ticket Credit

Interchange 1.65% + $0.04
Assessment Fees 0.14% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.63, or 2.52%

Mastercard Convenience Purchase

Interchange 1.90% + $0.00
Assessment Fees 0.12% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.64, or 2.56%

Mastercard World Restaurant

Interchange 1.73% + $0.10
Assessment Fees 0.12% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.70, or 2.80%

Mastercard World Elite Restaurant

Interchange 2.20% + $0.10
Assessment Fees 0.12% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.82, or 3.28%

Visa Rewards 2

Interchange 1.95% + $0.10
Assessment Fees 0.14% + $0.02
Dharma Margins 0.15% + $0.08
Total Fees (per $25 sale) $0.76, or 3.04%

American Express Rates

American Express works differently! Click here for rates

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Fee Dharma’s cost
Monthly Fee $20/month
Interchange+ Margins (Visa/MC/Disc) 0.15% + $0.08/authorization
Interchange+ Margins (AMEX) 0.25% + $0.08/authorization
High-Volume (over $100k/mo) Margins 0.10% + $0.08/authorization
Interchange / Card Assessment Fees Passed-through at cost
Closure Fee $49
AVS Fee None!
Batch Fee None!
PCI Compliance None!
Chargebacks $25/instance
Mobile Processing Included for Free
Terminals, and Clover POS Available


Interchange-plus pricing.
No surprises, 100% transparency.

This is the fairest pricing model in the industry. Our margins are flat and fixed, so you always get a fair deal. No long-term contracts, no hidden fees.

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What’s Included in a new Dharma account?

Dharma provides you both fair terms and the tools you need to accept payments with ease. All accounts come with access to MX Merchant, including:

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What does Dharma NOT charge?

There are so few fees that Dharma charges, sometimes it’s easier to list off the things we DON’T charge! Here’s a full list of fees you won’t see at Dharma! No nickel-and-dime games here. We want you to choose us for simplicity, transparency, and low rates.

Fee Does Dharma charge it?
Annual Fees No!
Monthly Minimum No!
PCI Compliance Fee No!
Early Termination Fee No!
Batch Fee No!
AVS Fee No!
IRS / Regulatory Fee No!
Gross Funding Fee No!
Bank Change Fee No!
Account Update Fee No!
Virtual Terminal Fee No!


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