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Meal Pacing

To review and change settings on the Kitchen/Dining Room > Meal Pacing page, you must have the Web Setup > Kitchen / Dining Room Setup access permission.

You add courses on the Kitchen/Dining Room > Courses page, and you can update or review the course assignments for all of your menu entries at once on the Menus > Advanced Properties page.

The following tables provide information about the settings on the Meal Pacing page.

Course Pacing

Setting Options and Description
Course Pacing

To separate the send and fire actions for orders so that you can set the pace of item firing and fulfillment in a meal either manually or automatically, select Enable course pacing.

If a server does not specify the course for an item, the system includes a "No Course" heading and that item on tickets first, followed by headings for specified course name(s) and items.

Additional options are available after you enable course pacing.

To send and fire all of the items in an order simultaneously regardless of their assigned courses, clear Enable course pacing .

Modifier Course Firing

This option appears if Course Pacing is set to Enable course pacing.

  • Fire modifier to its configured course

  • Do not fire modifiers separately

Sending Courses

This option appears if Course Pacing is set to Enable course pacing.

  • Sending first course sends all tickets: fires first course tickets, holds other tickets until fired

  • Sending a course sends and fires only that course

Firing Courses

This option appears if Sending Courses is set to Sending first course sends all tickets: fires first course tickets, holds other tickets until fired.

  • To enable this feature, select Automate course firing.

  • To disable this feature, clear Automate course firing.

Previous Course Status

This option appears if Sending Courses is set to Sending a course sends and fires only that course.

Defines whether tickets include information about items that are assigned to other courses. You can select Show the status of previous courses on kitchen tickets or clear this option.


Item Pacing

Setting Options and Description
Item Fire by Prep Time

In restaurants that use KDS devices, this setting defines whether the Toast platform uses preparation times to schedule and fire items in an order or course. For more information, see Firing by item prep time.

Note

The item fire by prep time feature is only available in kitchens that use KDS devices to display all prep station and expediter tickets. This feature is not supported for use with kitchen printers.

  • To enable this feature, select Enable item fire by prep time.

  • To disable this feature, clear Enable item fire by prep time.