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Portions and pricing

Using portions does not decrease the price of a modifier option. A portion of a modifier option is priced the same as a full serving of the modifier option. For example, if the cost of a pizza topping is $1, the cost of putting that pizza topping on the 1st Half of the pizza remains $1. This applies to all pricing strategies, whether the pricing strategy is specified at the modifier group level or at the individual modifier option level. Some pizza-based examples are provided below to help illustrate this concept.

Example: Portions and fixed prices

In this example, a pizza topping has a fixed price of $1. If you add that topping to:

  • The entire pizza, it costs $1.

  • The 1st half of the pizza, it costs $1.

  • The 2nd half of the pizza, it costs $1.

Note that if you add the same topping to the 1st half and then add it to the 2nd half, it effectively doubles the price ($1 for the 1st half and another $1 for the second half) when compared to adding that same topping to the entire pizza.

Example: Portions and sequence prices

This example uses the following sequence prices:

  • First topping, $1

  • Second topping, $2

  • Third topping, $3

  • All additional toppings, $4 each

The Toast platform uses the sequence in which the toppings are added to the order, not whether the toppings are applied to the entire pizza or a portion of the pizza, to determine the prices. Therefore, something similar to the following happens as toppings are added to the pizza:

  • Whole pizza, first topping, $1

  • First half, second topping, $2

  • First half, third topping, $3

  • Second half, fourth topping, $4

  • Second half, fifth topping, $4

Example: Portions and size prices

In this example, a topping costs $1 on a small pizza and $2 on a large pizza. If you add a topping to:

  • A small pizza, it costs $1.

  • The first or second half of a small pizza, it costs $1.

  • A large pizza, it costs $2.

  • The first or second half of a large pizza, it costs $2.