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Inheriting modifier groups from a parent menu group

In the Modifier groups section of the Create menu item or Edit menu item page, you can choose whether a menu item inherits the modifier groups that have been defined for its parent menu group:

  • Toggle the Use <parent menu group> modifier groups setting to On to inherit all modifier groups from the parent menu group.

  • Toggle the Use <parent menu group> modifier groups setting to Off to remove all modifier groups inherited from the menu group.

When you add a modifier group to a menu group, by default, the Use <parent menu group> modifier groups setting is set to On for all menu items within the group. However, you can choose to override that setting on individual menu items within the group. For example, consider a Sandwiches menu group that has an assortment of sandwiches, one of which is vegan. You could add a Cheese Selection modifier group to the Sandwiches menu group and allow the non-vegan sandwiches to inherit it but toggle the Use <parent menu group> modifier groups setting to Off for the vegan sandwich.

Note that you cannot set a menu item to inherit some of the modifier groups from its parent menu group. It either inherits all of them or none of them.

If the parent menu group does not have modifier groups, the Use <parent menu group> modifier groups setting is hidden.