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Working with menus

The sections below describe how to:

To create a menu

  1. Access the menu builder.

  2. Select + Add Menu. You see the Create new menu page.

  3. In the General info section, enter a name for the menu in the Menu name field.

  4. If you use Toast POS devices, you can customize the button restaurant employees see in the Toast POS app by entering a POS nickname and setting the button color. To specify a button color, select the Button color option and then select a color from the color palette.

    Note

    If you don't use Toast POS devices, you won't see the POS nickname and Button color options in the General info section.

  5. In the Pricing and taxes section, use the Tax rates settings to set the tax rates for this menu.

  6. In the Kitchen prep section, use the Prep stations settings to assign the prep stations for this menu.

  7. In the Accounting and reporting section, select a sales category for this menu from the Sales category menu.

  8. In the Availability section, use the When is this menu available options to specify the days and times that this menu is available for ordering. By default, Always is selected, meaning the menu is available during all hours that the restaurant is open. Use the Specific days and time setting to set a custom schedule for when the menu is available.

  9. In the Availability section, use the Where is this menu displayed options to select the ordering channels where this menu is visible. The channels where a menu is visible are also where the menu is available for ordering.

  10. Select Save.

  11. Next, add menu groups to your menu.

To set menu display order

  1. Access the menu builder.

  2. Select Set Menu Display Order. You see the Set Menu Display Order dialog box.

  3. Select and drag a menu to reposition it in the order of menus. Repeat this step as needed to put your menus in the order you want your guests and servers to see them.

  4. Select Save.

  5. If you are ready for guests and employees to see these menu changes, select Publish all changes, then select Publish again in the Confirm Publish dialog box. See Understanding when to publish your menu for more information.

To edit a menu

  1. Access the menu builder.

  2. Select the menu you want to edit.

  3. Select the overflow menu (the icon) to the right of the menu's name and choose Edit. You see the Edit menu page.

  4. Change your menu's settings, then select Save.

  5. If you are ready for guests and employees to see these menu changes, select Publish all changes, then select Publish again in the Confirm Publish dialog box. See Understanding when to publish your menu for more information.

To remove a menu

  1. Access the menu builder.

  2. Select the menu you want to remove.

  3. Select the overflow menu (the icon) to the right of the menu's name and choose Remove. Removing a menu also removes any menu groups that the menu contains.

  4. Select Remove in the confirmation dialog box.

  5. If you are ready for guests and employees to see these menu changes, select Publish all changes, then select Publish again in the Confirm Publish dialog box. See Understanding when to publish your menu for more information.