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Setting the modifier pricing method for a modifier group

The Modifier Pricing Method section of a modifier group details page includes the Select where pricing is set configuration option. You use this configuration option to specify how the modifier options in the group should be priced. You can choose one of these methods:

  • No additional charge

    The modifier options in a modifier group are free of charge. If you choose the No additional charge pricing method, any override prices you have set for the modifier options in the group are ignored.

  • Additional charge - price set by modifier group

    Choosing this pricing method adds the Modifier Group Pricing section to the modifier group details page. Here, you can specify a group-level pricing strategy that applies to all of the modifier options in the group. The pricing strategies for a modifier group include:

    • Fixed: All of the modifier options in the group have the same, constant price. For example, if you set a fixed price of $1 for the Toppings modifier group, all of the toppings within the group (pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushrooms, and so on) cost $1 at all times. See Fixed price for more details.

    • Sequence: The prices of the modifier options in the modifier group are determined by the sequence in which they are added to a menu item. For example, on a pizza menu item with a Toppings modifier group, the first topping is free, the second topping costs $1.00, the third topping costs $1.50, and all additional toppings cost $2.00. See Sequence price for more details.

    • Size: The cost of a modifier option changes depending on either the size of the menu item it is applied to (for example, a topping costs $0.50 on a small pizza, $1 on a medium pizza, and $1.50 on a large pizza) or the size chosen for the modifier option itself (for example, the small size of pepperoni costs $1 and the large size costs $2). See Size price for more details.

    • Size/Sequence: The cost of a modifier option depends on the size of the menu item it is applied to and the order in which it is applied to the menu item. For example, the first topping on a small pizza is $0.50 and additional toppings are $1 while the first topping on a large pizza is $1.50 and additional toppings are $2.50. See Size/sequence price for more details.

    Note

    The Sequence, Size, and Size/Sequence pricing strategies are not supported on the Toast Takeout app, Toast Order and Pay, and Toast Kiosk.

    If you have chosen to base a modifier group on an existing menu group, you must use this pricing method for that modifier group. Also, if you choose this pricing method, any override prices you have set for the modifier options in the group are ignored and the group-level price is used instead.

  • Additional charge - price set on individual modifiers

    Choosing this pricing method adds the Price column to the Modifiers grid. The behavior of the Price column depends on how you created the modifier options. If you added standalone modifier options to the modifier group (that is, modifiers that are not based on existing menu items or menu groups), you can use the Price column to quickly specify constant, fixed prices for those modifier options. If you added modifier options based on existing menu items, the behavior of the Price column depends on whether those modifier options are using the prices of their reference items or specifying their own modifier-specific prices. See Basing modifier options on existing menu items for more information.

    Choosing this pricing method also adds some configuration options necessary for substitution pricing for default modifier options and size-based pricing of modifier options (note that the substitution pricing is in limited release).