Menu Item Options can be linked to 2 Objects, which are
- Menu Categories
- Menu Items
Menu Item Categories + Menu Item Options Options
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
|Category||Menu Item||Option Group||Option Name||Option Price|
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
|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.|
Differing prices for items in the same Category
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.|
Menu Items + Menu Item Options
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.
How Menu Item Options look on a Device
In this screenshot, you can see the options presented for the Menu Item Latte
Default and Optional Menu Item Options
Default Menu Item Options
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.|
Optional Menu Item Options
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.