Menu visibility

The details pages for menu entities in the Toast administration back-end include a group of Visible To settings (you can also view the Visible To settings on the Advanced properties page by choosing to display the Visible To column). These settings 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 a Toast POS device, on a Toast Kiosk, via a restaurant's Toast online ordering website, or via a restaurant's integration with another online ordering system.

The table below describes the behavior of each Visible To option when it is enabled. By default, when you create a new menu entity, all of the options are enabled. The Visible To settings do not use inheritance; in other words, a menu entity will not inherit its Visible To settings from a parent menu entity. However, if you hide a menu entity from a particular touch point, all of its children are hidden as well.

Setting Description

In-store orders: POS

The menu entity is visible on a Toast POS device.

In-store orders: Kiosk

The menu entity is visible on a Toast Kiosk device.

This option only appears for customers that have the Toast kiosk module enabled. Also, visibility on Toast kiosks requires visibility on Toast POS devices, so if you select this option, the In-store orders: POS option will also automatically be selected.

Online orders: Toast

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

Online orders: Ordering partners

The menu entity is visible on online ordering sites that integrate with the Toast platform using the orders API.

Note that the visibility settings in the newly released menu builder use slightly different labels for these settings but their effects are the same. The table below shows the older labels in the advanced menu details pages and their equivalent settings in the menu builder.

Legacy Menu Detail Pages Settings Menu Builder Settings

In-store orders: POS

POS

In-store orders: Kiosk

Kiosk, Toast Order and Pay

Online orders: Toast

Toast Online Ordering, Toast Takeout App

Online orders: Ordering partners

Online ordering partners