Menu Categories such as “salads” or “starters” are implemented here
Availability can be updated for the entire category (this means all items assigned to this category follow these rules).
This is useful if, say, the lunch menu is only available Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. You can change under the availability tab from “All Days” to “Specific Times” and adjust each day accordingly.
You can view all items assigned to a category under the “items” tab and here you can adjust sort order (useful for restaurants that number their dishes)
In the items tab you can add new items, search for and change existing items, copy existing items, and select multiple items to enable or disable simultaneously
When adding items, you can include the name, description (which appears in smaller, lighter text under the item name), price, and assign the item to a category (this MUST be done in order for the item to show up).
Items can be assigned to more than one category.
Items with NO price and/or NO category will NOT appear
Disabled items will NOT appear
For alcoholic beverages, clicking the “is alcohol” radio button will ensure that a user who adds this item to their cart is sent the “alcohol notification” (ie. “you must be 21+ in order to buy alcoholic drinks”)
You can also add specific options to your items under the options tab. These are things such as “toppings” or “salad dressings”
In order to do so, search the option (that you already have created) and select it
You may define an option as required or not
Add the choices by clicking on the big blue button & selecting relevant choices
To make the options add or removed price from the item total simply fill out that box under “price”
You can also adjust sort order of all options, or choices within the options themselves, if your menu has a logical progression
Item availability can also be specified, but this is rarely useful (only used if you have a “tuesday special”)
Adding options is really easy. Just click the blue button, give the option a name (ie “add” or “choice of side”) and select its type. There are three useful types: select, checkbox, and radio
Select: only allows one choice from all options & is given in a drop down menu
Checkbox: allows user to select multiple options (you can set a max under the options tab of the individual item) or multiple quantities
Radio: allows user to see all options in similar format to checkbox, but only select one
Group categories are used when you have multiple menus (ie “lunch” / “dinner” / “brunch”)
Create the group category, choose the items to assign, and make sure to select the “hide title” button in order for the group category name to appear
Ensure that you have checked the box which says “group category menu shop” and chosen a style (tabbed or in line) in order for everything to appear on the online ordering platform
There is no “power” in the group category; it is simply used to organise / divide menus. All rules (ex availability and assigning items) must be completed at the category level.
Setup menus in following order:
First add and sort all categories
Fill out all options
Create items with categories & options assigned.
Check all items appear and are accurate
Assign group categories & any category rules
Check everything :)
Copy Options Functionality:
If multiple items have similar options (ie all salads have same dressing choices) you can simply add the options to one item,
Then under the “copy options” section, search for this item, choose "check options", select the option you wish to copy (“dressings”) from all the options assigned to it.
Then search the other dishes (your other salads) and select SAVE in the top right corner to copy that option across.
Everything will be copied exactly; as in, price changes and sort order
Copying will not alter existing options on either item (ie copying “dressings” will not change the ‘add protein” option already created on a salad)