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Menu Item Options can be linked to 2 Objects, which are

  • Menu Categories
  • Menu Items

Any options set in a Menu Category are automatically filtered down to a Menu Item.

For instance I have created a Menu Category name Coffee, and have provided 3 options for Size

CategoryMenu ItemOption GroupOption NameOption Price
Coffee SizeSmall4.00
Coffee SizeMedium4.50
Coffee SizeLarge5.00

The above options mean, any item in the Coffee Category, will have an option named Size, with 3 choices, Small, Medium and Large.

If the user chooses any of these items, the Price will be added to the total amount of the Menu Item that is chose.

See this example Menu Item screen for Coffee:

Your list of types of Coffee that you offer your customers

Options - Further define the type of Coffee, for eg small, regular or large
Edit - Enables you to edit the fields (3-5 above) entered for the type of Coffee
Copy - Replicates the item, populating the fields (3-5 above) ready for you to edit and save.
Delete - Removes that menu item permanently. 

Enter the name of the Coffee, eg Cappuccino

This description is optional for Dirty Chai the description may be - A drink made of chai with a shot of espresso! 

Optionally, what's the price: For this example Coffee on its own doesn't have a standard base price as it is offered in a variety of sizes. The price for coffee is set at the items option level for that item.

 

But what if I have a Dirty Chai, that is more expensive than a Cappuccino (or the prices defined in the options).

 

Dirty Chai is 0.50 more expensive than other items in the coffee category. Adding 0.50 cents difference to the Menu Item Price for the Dirty Chai will effectively add an additional 50c to the price of the Dirty Chai for every size due to the shot of espresso.

If for example you had special options and prices that you wish to apply to certain Menu Items, the Menu Builder supports this also.

 

By clicking Options next to the Menu Item, you will be taken to a new screen.


 

At this point you can now add specific options for Cappuccino.  These options will only appear if the customer chooses a Cappuccino, and will not appear for others.

 

An example would be Hot Chocolate and if the Customer would like Marshmallows.

In this screenshot, you can see the options presented for the Menu Item Latte


The default option in a group is always the first option seen.  You can sort the options as you wish.

In the below example, Small is the default option, and the customer has the choice to change to Medium, or Large.

Any Menu Item Option given a Group is considered Mandatory.

 

Coffee items grouped by 'Size'.

First item in the grouped list is the Default option.

Tip: By ordering your groups using numbers you have control over their placement, otherwise they appear alphabetically.

If a Menu Item Option is not given a group, it means that Menu Item Option is Optional.

In the example below, a customer can choose to have an Extra Shot if they wish, this rule is applied for any of the items in the Coffee Category

 

Menu Item Options that are Optional, cannot be sorted, and will always appear at the top of the list.

 

 

 

 

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