Determining if a menu entity should be visible on a partner integration


This section applies to partners using menus API V2 only. For partners using menus API V3, menu entities are pre-filtered to exclude menu entities that should not be visible on their sites. For more information, see Comparing menus API V2 and V3.

In Toast Web, there are channel visibility settings that restaurants use to control where a menu entity is visible and, by extension, available for ordering. For example, these settings control whether an entity can be ordered on the Toast POS app, on a Toast Kiosk, through a restaurant's Toast online ordering website, or through a restaurant's integration with another, third-party online ordering system.

The channel visibility settings reside on a menu entity's details page in Toast Web. The names of the settings are slightly different depending on whether the restaurant is using the classic menu details pages or the newer menu builder tool to edit the menu. The table below describes the behavior of the channel visibility settings and how they are represented in the visibility array that appears in the menus API for each menu entity:

Classic menus setting Menu builder setting Menus API visibility array enum Description

In-store orders: POS



The menu entity is visible on a Toast POS device.

In-store orders: Kiosk

Kiosk, Toast Order and Pay


The menu entity is visible on a Toast Kiosk.

Online orders: Toast

Toast Online Ordering, Toast Takeout App


The menu entity is visible on a restaurant's Toast online ordering site.

Online orders: Ordering partners

Online ordering partners


The restaurant wants the menu entity to be visible on all online ordering sites that they have allowed to integrate with their restaurant.

Partner integrations should inspect a menu entity's visibility array to determine whether an entity should be included in their integration or not.