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Converting menu items to menu-specific prices

The Price editor page provides a quick option to convert a menu item that is individually priced using the Base Price pricing strategy into one that uses the Menu Specific Price pricing strategy.


You cannot convert menu items that use the more complex pricing strategies such as Time Specific Price or Location Specific Price. Also, you cannot convert menu items that inherit their pricing from a menu group.

To convert a menu item to use a menu-specific price

  1. Access the Toast administration back-end.

  2. Choose Menus > Menu management > Bulk price editor to open the Price editor page.

  3. Expand the menus and menu groups to view the menu item you want to convert.

  4. Select the menu item by clicking the box on the left side of the menu item's row.

  5. Click the Update menu and choose Convert to Menu-Specific Price.

    "Menu-specific price" appears to the left of the Price column to indicate that the pricing strategy of the menu item has changed. The Base Price that was defined for the menu item becomes the default base price of the Menu Specific Price pricing strategy.

  6. Click Save to save the pricing strategy change, after which you can set the individual menu-specific prices.

  7. Locate the menu item in a menu. If the default base price is acceptable, no changes are necessary. If the base price is not acceptable, edit the menu-specific price and click Save. Repeat this step for each instance of the menu item (for example, if a menu item is included in both the Lunch and Dinner menus, you perform this step twice).


    An issue in the Toast platform prevents you from editing all of the menu-specific prices for a converted menu item in one action. You must edit each instance of the menu item individually and click Save after each edit.

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