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Menu-specific price

Applies to: Menu items (including modifier option item references)

With menu-specific pricing, the price of a menu item changes based on the menu it was ordered from, for example, a menu item that costs $5 when it is ordered from the Lunch menu and $7 when it is ordered from the Dinner menu.

Important

If your restaurant has multiple locations, there are additional best practices you should follow when configuring menu-specific prices. See Menu-specific prices for multi-location restaurants in the Multiple restaurant locations section for more information.

You create menu-specific prices for a menu item on the item's details page. After you have created the menu-specific prices, you can view them in the Items grid that appears on the details page for any of the item's parent menu groups. However, the menu-specific prices are not editable from the Items grid.

The Items grid only displays one price, determined by the menu you are currently viewing. For example, consider the following scenario:

  • You create a Fries menu item that costs $5 on the Lunch menu and $7 on the Dinner menu.

  • The Fries menu item belongs to a Lunch Sides menu group in the Lunch menu and a Dinner Sides menu group in the Dinner menu.

  • When you view the details page for the Lunch Sides menu group, the price of the Fries menu item in the Items grid is $5. When you view the details page for the Dinner Sides menu group, the price of the Fries menu in the Items grid is $7. A menu icon appears next to the price to indicate that it is a menu-specific price.

To create menu-specific prices for a menu item

  1. In the Pricing Strategy section of the menu item's details page, select Menu Specific Price.

  2. In the Base Price field, enter a base price for the menu item. This price is used if a menu-specific price for the item cannot be calculated. For example, if you added the menu item to a newly created menu but neglected to update the menu item with a menu-specific price for the new menu.

  3. In the Menu Prices grid, enter the price to be used for the menu item when it is ordered from each menu.

    Note

    Technically, you only need to enter a price for each menu that contains the menu item but it is a best practice to enter a price for all menus in case you add the menu item to another menu in the future.

  4. Save your changes.

  5. If you are done editing prices for your menus, publish your changes.

Once you have created a menu-specific price, you can either return to the menu item's details page and edit it there, or edit it on the Price editor page. When editing a menu-specific price on the Price editor page, be sure to expand the menu that contains the menu-specific price you want to edit, locate the menu item within that menu, and enter a new price for the menu item.

On the Price editor page, you can also bulk convert prices to menu-specific prices. See Using the price editor for more information.