Kitchen settings

The following sections provide information about the Kitchen settings in the Toast administration back-end.

In addition, the following topics provide information about other Kitchen categories.

Kitchen

To review and change settings on the Kitchen > Printers, tickets, & kitchen display screens (KDS) > Kitchen page, you must have the Web Setup > Kitchen / Dining Room Setup access permission.

The following tables provide information about the settings on the Kitchen page.

For more information, see Using the kitchen display system.

Printed Tickets and Ticket Screens

Setting Options and Description

These settings affect the way that tickets print or appear on Toast KDS devices. In addition, settings that you configure on the Front of house > Order screen setup > UI options page also affect the appearance of both printed and KDS device kitchen tickets.

Always Print and Show Dining Option

Defines whether orders that have the default dining option print or show that dining option on tickets. You define your restaurant's dining options on the Kitchen > Dining options > Dining options page, and can specify one of your dining options as the default.

  • Yes

    All tickets include the name of the specified dining option, including tickets for the default dining option.

  • No

    Only tickets for the non-default dining options include the dining option name. Tickets for orders with the default dining option do not include the dining option.

Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order

Defines how tickets print or display for orders that have multiple items.

  • Print individual tickets including a master ticket at each prep station

    This option applies to printed tickets only. An example order for two items prints three tickets: one ticket for each item plus a ticket for both items with the heading --- Master ---.

    If you select this option and your kitchen uses both printers and KDS devices, consolidated tickets continue to appear on the KDS devices (as described for the Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen option for this setting).

  • Print individual tickets without a master ticket at each prep station

    This option applies to printed tickets only. An example order for two items prints two tickets: one ticket for each item.

    If you select this option and your kitchen uses both printers and KDS devices, consolidated tickets continue to appear on the KDS devices (as described for the Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen option that follows).

  • Print and show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen

    This option applies to both printed tickets and tickets that appear on a KDS device. An example order for two items displays two tickets: one ticket for each item.

  • Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen

    This option applies to both printed tickets and tickets that appear on a KDS device. An example order for two items prints or displays one ticket that lists both items.

    • For printed tickets, the Split Tickets by Course and Item Sorting Priority settings also affect item appearance if you select this option.

    • For KDS devices, this option consolidates ordered items into as few tickets as possible. If you enable course pacing, items with different courses appear on a separate ticket for each course.

    • If your restaurant uses prep times to automate order firing, you must select this option. Items that have the same prep time will then appear on the KDS device on one ticket, while items with other prep times will appear as scheduled on separate tickets.

For printed tickets, you can also include x of y item counters with the Ticket Footer setting.

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS ticket layout.

Item Sorting Priority

For restaurants that set Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order to Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen, this setting defines the sequencing method to use for items on a ticket.

  • By seat number, sort items sequentially by assigned seat numbers (Seat Number must be enabled in UI Options)

    This option applies if you configure the following settings on the Front of house > Order screen setup > UI options page.

    • Set Party Size to Always ask before creating a new order

    • Set Seat Number (Table Service only), Seat Number (Quick Order only), or both of these additional modifier groups to Enabled

  • By sort order, sort items by the assigned sort order (Sort Order must be assigned in Advanced Properties)

    This option applies if, for each menu item, you define a sort order value. You can update or review the sort order for all of your menu items at once on the Menus > Bulk management > Advanced properties page.

  • Neither. Sort items by input order

Modifier Routing

Defines whether modifiers can be routed to prep stations separately from their parent items.

  • Print or show modifier(s) only

    Modifiers are routed to prep stations separately from their parent items. The modifiers appear as top-level menu items at kitchen printers and KDS tickets at each prep station screen.

  • Print or show item with modifier(s)

    Modifiers are routed to prep stations with their parent items.


Expediter

Setting Options and Description

These settings affect the way that tickets print or appear on Toast KDS devices for expediters.

In order for tickets to be sent to an expediter printer or screen, you must define the prep station screens that send tickets on to the expediter screen on the Kitchen > Kitchen stations > Prep stations page. You then use these settings to specify additional workflow preferences for your expediters, and, for a KDS device, use Device Setup to identify the device located at the expediter seat.

Expediter Printer(s)

You can select any of the printers previously set up on the Payments > Checks & receipt setup > Printers and cash drawers page. Defaults to cleared for all printers. To specify the printers that you want to print the tickets for your expediter, select one or more printers.

For more information about the effect of this setting, see Printing options for the KDS.

To review or update which prep station orders are included on expediter tickets, see Verify order routing to an expediter.

Printing Mode

Defines whether all expediter tickets should print on the designated Expediter Printer(s).

  • Always print expediter tickets

    Applies to kitchens that rely on printed tickets.

  • Only print expediter tickets when Toast is in offline mode

    Applies to kitchens that use Toast KDS devices at expediter seats.

For more information about the effects of these settings, see Printing options for the KDS. To verify that a KDS device is set up for use by an expediter, see Verify device setup.

Two-Level Fulfillment

For kitchens that use Toast KDS devices for expediter tickets, defines whether orders must be marked as fulfilled by two expediter screens in sequence (a kitchen expo and a food runner, for example), or if a single expediter screen is responsible for final order fulfillment.

  • Two levels

  • Single level

For more information, see Using a KDS expediter screen.

Sequenced Expediter Fulfillment

Determines whether tickets are required to be fulfilled at Expediter-1 (first level) before they can be fulfilled at Expediter-2 (second level).

  • To enable this feature, select Sequenced Expediter Fulfillment.

  • To disable this feature, clear Sequenced Expediter Fulfillment.

Show Guest Name in Bold on Expediter Tickets

Defines the emphasis given to the guest name on tickets.

  • Yes, print guest name in bold on top of expediter tickets

  • No

Override Item Prep Time

Defines whether the expediters can assess items that are scheduled but not yet fired, and fire them manually as needed.

  • Yes

  • No

For more information, see Firing by item prep time.


Printed Tickets

Setting Options and Description

These settings affect the appearance of printed tickets. In addition, the settings you configure on the UI Options page also affect the appearance of printed tickets.

Print Guest Details

For kitchens that use kitchen printers, defines whether guest information and special delivery notes print on tickets for orders with either takeout or delivery behavior. When you define dining options on the Kitchen > Dining options > Dining options page, you specify takeout, delivery, or dine-in behavior for each dining option.

  • Yes, include full guest details for takeout and delivery orders (name, address, etc.)

  • No

Print Default Modifiers Black

For kitchens that use kitchen printers, defines the font color to use for a modifier option that is identified as the default in its modifier group. This setting only applies if you also configure your restaurant with the following settings:

  • You specify a default modifier option for one or more of the modifier groups on your menu.

  • On the Front of house > Order screen setup > UI Options page you set Modifier Display Mode to Vertical: list one modifier per line.

  • On the Front of house > Order screen setup > UI Options page you set Show Default Modifiers to Yes.

In addition, the printer must be able to print in both black and red, such as an Epson U220 printer.

This setting does not affect the appearance of tickets on KDS devices.

You can select:

  • Yes

    Modifiers print in red font, with the exception of default modifiers, which print in black font.

  • No

    All modifiers print in red font, including default modifiers.

Print Ticket Changes

For kitchens that use kitchen printers, defines whether an additional ticket prints after a manager or server changes or voids an order.

  • Print changes and voids

  • Print changes only

  • Print voids only

  • Don't print changes and voids

Print Item Sizes Inline

Defines where the item's size prints on a ticket.

  • Yes, sizes should print before an item on the same line

    For example:

    Large Pizza

    Note that menu items that have a Pricing Strategy of Size Price always print the size first. To define the pricing strategy for an item, select Menu > Menu management, then choose whether to navigate to the menu item using the menu builder or the original menu editing pages. Select the menu, then the menu group, then the menu item.

  • No, sizes should appear underneath an item

    For example:

    Pizza

    Large

Group by Plate

Sets whether identical items should be grouped for printed tickets.

  • Yes

    This option combines identical items in an order and prints them once on kitchen tickets. Modifiers for each plate will display in groups separated by dashed lines.

    A KDS device that shows items grouped by plate.
  • No

    This option prints menu items individually, or consolidates only menu items with identical modifiers as set by the Consolidate Menu Items option.

    A KDS device that shows items grouped separately.

You can use this setting in conjunction with the Consolidate Menu Items setting, which is located on the Front of house > Order screen setup > UI Options page. The effect of the Consolidate Menu Items setting on identical menu items with identical modifiers is not changed.

Split Tickets by Course

For kitchens that use kitchen printers, defines whether to print a separate ticket for each course. This setting only applies if you also configure your restaurant with the following settings.

You can select:

  • Yes, cut tickets into separate chits by course

  • No

Header Spacing

Defaults to 5 blank lines. To change the number of blank lines that appear at the top of printed tickets, select a value from 0 to 20.

Footer Spacing

Defaults to 0 blank lines. To change the number of blank lines that appear at the bottom of printed tickets, select a value from 0 to 20.

Ticket Footer

Defaults to cleared for all Section Name options. To include an additional section of information at the end of a printed ticket, you select the Prep Station check box, the Expediter check box, or both.

  • Scheduled Order Due Time

    This option applies to printed tickets for pending future orders only. If selected, these tickets include - ORDER DUE: HH:MM PM -, where HH:MM is the time that an order is due.

  • Count of Tickets (i.e. 1 of 2)

    This option applies to printed tickets only. Prep station tickets include 1 of n, 2 of n, etc. count lines for each item, where n is the total number of items in the order. Expediter tickets (and master tickets, if printed) include count lines for every item in the order.

    The illustrations that follow show examples of this message on prep station and expediter tickets.

    In this example, Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order is set to Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen. Line cooks can keep track of all of the kitchen tickets produced for a single order by using the order number and the item counts.

    In this example, Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order is set to one of the print (and show) individual tickets settings. In addition to helping keep track of all of the tickets for a single order, the tickets can be used as item labels.

  • Payment Status (Takeout and Delivery only)

    This option applies to printed expediter tickets for takeout and delivery orders only. If selected, these tickets include the payment status (such as Paid or Payment Required) in the footer.


Ticket Screens

Setting Options and Description

The settings described in this table affect the way that tickets appear on Toast KDS devices.

Recently Fulfilled Timeframe

This setting defines how long, in minutes, a fulfilled ticket can be reviewed on a KDS device using the Show Recently Fulfilled option. Must be greater than 0.

Note

  • For prep stations that use an expediter workflow, the system considers tickets to be fulfilled when the expediter marks them as fulfilled. If you use two expediters, the second expediter completes order fulfillment.

  • The option for this setting also affects the recall feature. You can use Recall to unfulfill the last fulfilled ticket, as long as it was fulfilled during this timeframe.

  • During high-volume periods, the system may use a shorter timeframe.

For more information, see Redisplaying tickets with recall and unfulfill.

Warning Colors

Defaults to Disabled. After you select Enabled, this setting offers a series of options that give you control over the ticket heading colors that appear on the KDS device as cues to how long tickets remain unfulfilled.

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS notification options.

Level 1 - 4 Enabled

Defaults to cleared. To specify the different timing threshold levels you want to set up select one or more levels.

Level 1 - 4 Threshold (minutes)

To define how long the ticket heading appears with its associated color after it is fired, you select a value from 1-20 (in one-minute increments), 22-30 (in two-minute increments), or 35-90 (in five-minute increments).

For example, at a quick service restaurant you might set thresholds of 2, 3, and 5 minutes, while in a fine dining restaurant you might set thresholds of 10, 20, and 30 minutes.

Level 1 - 4 Color

Defaults to white. To assign a color to tickets that remain unfulfilled long enough to reach one of the defined threshold levels, select the white tile and then select a color from the palette that opens.

Print On Demand

Defines whether a Print option appears when you select a ticket on the KDS device.

  • Enable kitchen staff to print tickets or takeout / delivery receipts from the kitchen display screen

  • Disable printing from the kitchen display screen

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS notification options or Printing options for the KDS.

Flash Changes

Defines whether the KDS device alerts employees to new and changed tickets by intermittently changing the color of the ticket headers. To acknowledge the ticket and stop the flashing, you select the ticket.

  • Flash changes (new tickets, fired courses, etc) until acknowledged by kitchen staff

  • Don't flash changes

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS notification options.

Other Stations

Defines whether orders that include items prepared at more than one station result in a KDS ticket that displays ALSO AT and the other station name(s) in the ticket footer.

You can select:

  • For each ticket, list other stations working on that ticket

    This option affects each prep station that has these settings on the Kitchen > Kitchen stations > Prep stations page.

    • Send to Expediter is not selected.

    • Other Stations is set to Nothing Selected.

  • Do not list other stations working on each ticket

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS ticket contents.

Fulfill Items

Defines whether selecting a ticket provides an option to fulfill all of the items on the ticket at once, or opens a dialog box in which you can select specific items and then select Fulfill for each one.

For restaurants that set Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order to Don't print or show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen, this setting is typically set to Enable individual item fulfillment.

  • Enable individual item fulfillment

  • Disable individual item fulfillment

For more information about the effects of these options, see KDS interaction options or Printing options for the KDS.

All Day Display

Defines whether a Show All Day View option appears in the KDS title bar.

  • Yes, enable All Day Display, grouped by item only

    This option provides a total count across tickets for all menu items that currently appear on the KDS device. Only the count and the item name appear. This is the default option.

  • Yes, enable All Day Display, grouped by item and sub-grouped by modifiers

    This option provides a total count across tickets for all menu items that currently appear on the KDS device. Below the count and the item name, the course and a subtotal for each variation introduced by modifiers, if any, appear.

  • No, do not enable All Day Display

For more information about the effects of these options, see About all day view.

KDS Ticket Headers

Defines whether the check number or the table number is more prominent on KDS tickets.

  • Check number

    This option displays the check number (in the format #nn) in larger, bold font in the top left corner of KDS tickets. If available, the table number (or tab or guest name) appears in smaller, normal font directly below it.

  • Table number

    This option displays the table number (in the format Table nn) in larger, bold font in the top left corner of KDS tickets. The check number appears in smaller, normal font directly below it.

    If a tab name is available, it appears after the table number as Tab: abc. If the order does not have either a table number, tab name, or guest name, the check number displays in the top left corner without an additional identifier below it. For more information about the display order for table number, tab name, and guest name, see Understanding how order information appears on KDS tickets.


SMS when fulfilled

Setting Options and Description

The settings described in this section configure automated text messaging to guests, servers, or both when orders are fulfilled. For more information about the settings in this section, see Sending text messages on expediter fulfillment.

Fulfillment Text Level

This setting only applies if Two-Level Fulfillment is set to Two levels. For kitchens that use a two-level fulfillment workflow, this setting defines the level of order fulfillment that triggers SMS messages.

  • Level 1 Single expediter screen will trigger a text.

  • Level 2 Two expediter screens are allowed, the second expediter screen will trigger a text.

Send Text Message

This setting gives you fine-grained control over who receives SMS (text) messages and what they contain.

  • For Quick Orders sets the messaging for orders entered in quick order mode on a Toast POS device.

  • For Table Service sets the messaging for orders entered in table service mode on a Toast POS device.

  • For Online Orders sets the messaging for orders entered through the Toast online order form.

  • For Kiosk Orders sets the messaging for orders entered using a Toast kiosk.

In each of these categories, To Guest and To Server default to cleared. To specify recipients for text messages you select To Guest, To Server, or both. (For kiosk orders, you can only set To Guest messaging.)

After you select each recipient, you can review and customize the message to send.

  • The guest Message defaults to "Your order at $RESTAURANT is now ready."

  • The server Message defaults to "$ORDER is now ready."


Kitchen Names

Setting Options and Description

The read-only Original Names described in this section identify terms that appear on printed kitchen tickets and KDS devices.

  • CHANGED

  • VOIDED

  • FIRE

  • HOLD

  • Dine In

  • Take Out

  • Online Ordering

  • Delivery

  • [list of course names]

  • No Course specified

  • time fulfilled

  • not fulfilled

  • Split by

  • No

Kitchen Names

These options customize the terms that appear on your kitchen tickets. Each option defaults to the corresponding Original Name. For example, if some of your back of house employees read English and others read Chinese, for the original name "VOIDED" you can supply a Kitchen Name of "Void- 作废".

You can replace any of the original name values with a different value, but you cannot remove them completely. For example, if you do not want "No Course specified" to appear on tickets, you can replace it with a period (.) or hyphen (-) character.

The kitchen names that you define appear on all printed tickets and Toast KDS devices.

For more information about the effects of these settings, see KDS ticket contents.


Courses

To review and change settings on the Kitchen > Pacing > Courses page, you must have the Web Setup > Kitchen / Dining Room Setup access permission.

After you add courses, you can assign them to your menus, menu groups, menu items, or modifier options. You can update or review the course assignments for all of your menu entries at once on the Menus > Bulk management > Advanced properties page.

You can also give servers the option to specify the course for each item in an order with the Course additional modifier group. To give servers the ability to send an order with multiple courses, but fire each course separately, you can enable the Course Pacing setting.

Courses

Setting Options and Description
Add

To add a course, click + Add. The system adds a row to the interactive grid.

Course Name

To identify the course on order screens, printed and KDS device kitchen tickets, and in the Toast administration back-end, enter a name.

To change the name of a course, click into this cell in the grid to make edits.

Order

To change the sequence in which courses display for selection, select Order. An Order column appears in the grid so that you can enter a sequence number next to each course.

Actions (menu icon)

To remove a course, click the menu icon next to it and then select Archive.


Production Items

To review and change settings on the Kitchen > Kitchen stations > Production items page, you must have the Web Setup > Kitchen / Dining Room Setup access permission.

For more information about production items, see About production items.

Production Items

Setting Options and Description
Add

To add a production item, click + Add. The system adds a row to the interactive grid.

Name

To identify the production item on the KDS device and in the Toast administration back-end, enter a name.

To change the name of a production item, click into this cell in the grid to make edits.

Order

To change the sequence in which production items display along the bottom of the KDS device, select Order. An Order column appears in the table so that you can enter a sequence number next to each production item.

Actions (menu icon)

To remove a production item, click the menu icon next to that production item and then select Archive.


Dining Options

The Toast platform includes three dining options by default: Dine In, Take Out, and Delivery. On the Dining Options page, you define additional dining options that apply to your restaurant, and archive options that do not apply. When you define an additional dining option, you specify dine in, takeout, delivery, or curbside as the behavior for that option.

For example, your restaurant has an outdoor patio area with seating for guests. If you want the kitchen to package orders for the patio in takeout containers, you can set up a Patio dining option with a behavior of takeout.

Dining options can apply to a complete order or to an item within an order by using one of the Additional Modifier Groups.

Dining Options

Setting Options and Description
Add

To add a dining option, select + Add. The system adds a row to the interactive grid.

Name

Enter a name to identify the dining option on order screens and printed or KDS tickets.

Behavior

To specify differences in how the kitchen plates or packages the order, you can select Dine In, Take Out, Delivery or Curbside. You can also specify None.

Future

To identify a dining option to use for pending orders scheduled for fulfillment on a date in the future, select Future.

API

This setting only applies to customers who use the Toast orders API. To allow an integration partner to access a dining option so that orders can be placed or information retrieved, select API.

Default

To streamline ordering, you can specify the most frequently used dining option for your restaurant. On individual Toast POS devices you can override this restaurant-wide default by setting Setup > Device Setup > Device Default Dining Option. Specifying a default relabels the Dining button on order screens to the name of the default dining option.

If you do not specify a default dining option, you can set the Prompt for Dining Option (Quick Order only) setting.

Actions (menu icon)

To remove a dining option, select the menu icon next to that option and then select Archive.


Meal Pacing

To review and change settings on the Kitchen > Pacing > Meal pacing page, you must have the Web Setup > Kitchen / Dining Room Setup access permission.

You add courses on the Kitchen > Pacing > Courses page, and you can update or review the course assignments for all of your menu entries at once on the Menus > Bulk management > Advanced properties page.

The following tables provide information about the settings on the Kitchen > Pacing > Meal pacing page.

Course Pacing

Setting Options and Description
Course Pacing

This setting separates the send and fire actions for orders so that you can set the pace of item firing and fulfillment either manually or automatically. Select Enable course pacing to enable this feature.

Additional options are available after you enable course pacing.

If a course is not specified for an item, the system includes a "No Course" heading and lists that item on tickets first, followed by headings for each course and the related items. A course can be configured for a menu item or modifier, or, if enabled, can be added or changed by the server on the Toast POS app.

To send all items in an order simultaneously or one at a time from the Orders screen using the Server Item Firing feature, clear Enable course pacing.

Modifier Course Firing

This setting determines whether modifiers are fired with the configured course or with the same course as the parent menu item.

This setting is available when Course Pacing is set to Enable course pacing.

  • Fire modifier to its configured course

    This option fires a modifier with the configured course.

  • Do not fire modifiers separately

    This option fires a modifier with the same course as the menu item. This is for modifiers that have a different course than the parent menu item.

Sending Courses

This setting defines when courses are sent to the kitchen.

This setting is available when Course Pacing is set to Enable course pacing.

  • Send all courses to kitchen immediately

    This option sends all courses to the kitchen. Whether courses have a held or fired status depends on the Firing Courses setting.

    For both the KDS device and printed tickets, all courses are shown.

  • Send courses individually

    This option fires only the selected courses to the kitchen.

    On the KDS device, the remaining courses are not fired or sent to the kitchen and must be sent by the server from the POS app.

    For tickets printed for the expediter seat, all courses are printed, with the selected courses marked as fired and the rest as held. When the next course is fired from the POS app, a new ticket is printed with the course marked as fired.

    For tickets printed for prep stations, only the fired courses are printed. When subsequent courses are fired, a new ticket is printed.

Firing Courses

This setting defines how courses are fired to the kitchen.

This setting is available when Sending Courses is set to Send all courses to kitchen immediately.

  • Server fires courses individually

    This option sends all courses to the kitchen, with the selected ones fired. The unselected courses appear as held tickets. If in use, the "No course" course is fired immediately.

    For printed tickets, when a held course is fired, a new ticket prints with the status change and the course name. It does not include the menu item or modifier names.

  • Automate course firing

    This option sends all courses to the kitchen. The first course, and the "No course" if it's in use, are fired immediately. The remaining courses appear as held tickets and are fired when certain conditions are met, as defined in the Automated Firing setting.

    Note

    This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers. For printed tickets, all courses print immediately, with the initial courses fired and the rest held. When the remaining courses fire, a new ticket does not print.

  • Expediter fires courses individually

    This option sends all courses to the kitchen as held tickets. The expediter can then fire or fulfill the course tickets individually. This includes the "No course" course.

    This option is designed for KDS devices. For printed tickets, all courses are printed with a held status. When a course is fired, the prep station printer prints a new ticket with the changed status and the menu items and modifiers included in that course.

Automated Firing

This setting defines what conditions need to be met for a course to fire automatically.

This setting is available when Firing Courses is set to Automate course firing.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers. For printed tickets, all courses print immediately, with the initial courses fired and the rest held. When the remaining courses fire, a new ticket does not print.

  • When previous course is fulfilled by all prep stations

    This option fires the next course when all items in the previous course are fulfilled by their respective prep stations. The first course, and the "No course" course if it's in use, are fired immediately.

  • When previous course is fulfilled by the expediter

    This option fires the next course when all items in the previous course are fulfilled by the expediter. The first course, and the "No course" course if it's in use, are fired immediately.

  • On a timed schedule

    This option fires the next course after a specified number of seconds passes. This is configured for each Course Firing Schedule, and is set in the Fire Next Course After column.

    For example, the Appetizer course schedules the next course to fire after 300 seconds in the Fire Next Course After column. If the next course is Entrees, it is fired 300 seconds after the Appetizer course is fired. The first course, and the "No course" course if it's in use, are fired immediately.

Optional delay between courses

This setting adds a delay, in seconds, between when a course is fulfilled and when the next course is automatically fired to the KDS device. For example, if a course is configured to fire when the previous course is fulfilled, and it uses a 15 second delay between courses, once the first course is fulfilled, 15 seconds pass before the second course is fired.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers.

This option appears if Automated Firing is set to either When previous course is fulfilled by all prep stations or When previous course is fulfilled by the expediter.

Course Firing Schedule

This setting lists each course and allows you to set the time for when the next course is automatically fired.

This option appears if Automated Firing is set to On a timed schedule.

The Course Firing Schedule lists each configured course, and in the Fire Next Course After column you can enter the time, in seconds, between that course being fired and the next course firing.

Expediter Override

This setting defines whether the expediter can fire courses before meeting the configured conditions.

This option appears if Firing Courses is set to either Server fires courses individually or Automate course firing.

  • Allow expediter to fire a course ahead of its time

    This option allows the expediter to fire held courses, regardless of whether the conditions triggering the next course to fire are met.

  • Do not allow expediter to fire a course ahead of its time

    This option prevents the expediter from firing held courses. Courses are fired when configured conditions are met or by the server.

Held Tickets

This setting determines whether prep station screens show held courses.

This option appears if Sending Courses is set to Send all courses to kitchen immediately.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers. Printed tickets always show held items at both expediter and prep stations. For printed tickets, when the next course is fired, a new ticket prints with the updated status.

  • Show at both expediter and prep stations

    This option shows held courses at both expediter and prep stations.

  • Show at expediter only

    This option shows held courses at the expediter only. The prep stations show fired courses only.

All day view with held items

This setting includes both held and fired tickets in the all day view and production items counts.

This option appears if Held Tickets is set to Show at both expediter and prep stations.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers.

To include only fired tickets or items in the all day view and production items counts, clear the Include held items in all day view and production item counts option.

Previous Course Status

This setting defines whether tickets include information about the status of the previous courses. All menu items and modifiers in a course must be fulfilled in order for the course to be marked as fulfilled. Select the Show the status of previous courses on kitchen tickets check box to enable this setting.

This option appears if Sending Courses is set to Send courses individually.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers.

The status information is either Not Fulfilled, or Fulfilled accompanied by the time since the course was fulfilled.


Item Pacing

Setting Options and Description
Item Fire by Prep Time

This setting defines whether the Toast platform uses preparation times to schedule and fire items in an order or course ticket. For more information, see Firing by item prep time.

Note

This setting is only available for KDS devices and is not supported for use with kitchen printers.

Menu items and modifiers are assigned a time it takes to prepare so that they are fulfilled at the same time. Select Enable item fire by prep time to enable this feature.

Important

This setting is ignored when Individual Tickets for Every Item in an Order is set to Print and show individual tickets on the kitchen display screen.