Visibility settings

Visibility settings are available in several places in Toast Web:

  • The Visible To settings on the classic menu entity details pages.

    These settings are available on the details pages for menus, menu groups, menu items, modifier groups, and modifier option item references.

    The location of the Visible To settings on a classic menu entity details page.

    On the details page for menus only, a banner appears above the Visible To settings. This banner provides links to the menu's details page in the menu builder tool and to the Third party ordering page. Both of these pages provide additional settings that let you control which ordering partners the menu is visible to. For example, you can configure a menu to be visible to Uber Eats and Grubhub but not DoorDash. These additional ordering partner-specific settings are only available for menus and are only available in the most recently developed menu editing tools. For more information, see Restricting menu visibility to specific online ordering partners.

    The banner above the Visible To settings for a menu.
  • The Visible To column on the Advanced Properties page.

    These settings are comparable to the Visible To settings on the classic menu entity details pages.

    The location of the Visible To column on the Advanced Properties page
  • The Channel visibility settings in the menu builder tool.

    The menu builder is Toast's newest menu configuration tool and its Channel visibility settings are comparable to the Visible To settings. However, the menu builder has some additional settings that allow you to more finely control which online ordering partners a menu is visible to. For example, you can configure a menu to be visible to Uber Eats and Grubhub but not DoorDash. Currently, these partner-specific visibility settings are only available for menus. They are not available for menu groups, menu items, modifier groups, or modifier option item references.

    For more information, see Restricting menu visibility to specific online ordering partners.

    The Channel visibility settings on a menu builder page.

When you edit visibility in one place, the others are also updated. After editing your visibility settings, you must save and publish them before the menu entity becomes available to the channels you selected.

The following table describes the visibility settings in more detail.

Visibility behavior Visible To settings on classic menu entity details pages Visible To column on Advanced Properties page Channel visibility settings on menu builder pages

The menu entity is visible on Toast POS devices.

In-store orders: POS

In-store orders: POS

POS

The menu entity is visible on Toast Kiosk devices, on the Toast Mobile Order and Pay app, and on Toast digital menus (previously called Menu & Pay).

This setting requires visibility on Toast POS devices, so if you select this option, the option for POS visibility is also automatically selected.

Modifier groups have an additional requirement that this visibility setting must match the Toast Online Ordering visibility setting. If you enable or disable one of those settings for a modifier group, the other setting will be enabled or disabled to match. This requirement does not exist for menus, menu groups, or menu items.

In-store orders: Kiosk, Order & Pay, and Menu & Pay

In-store orders: Digital Menus

Kiosk, Toast Order & Pay

The menu entity is visible on a restaurant's Toast Online Ordering site and on the Toast Takeout app.

Online orders: Toast

Online orders: Toast

Toast Online Ordering, Toast Takeout App

The menu entity is visible to all of the online ordering partners you have allowed to integrate with your Toast restaurant (for example, DoorDash, Uber Eats, or Grubhub).

Online orders: Ordering partners

For menus only: A banner in the Visible To section provides links to the menu's details page in the menu builder tool and to the Third party ordering page. Both of these pages provide additional settings that let you control which specific online ordering partners the menu is visible to. For example, you can configure a menu to be visible to Uber Eats and Grubhub but not DoorDash. These additional settings are only available on menus and only available in the most recently developed menu editing tools. For more information, see Restricting menu visibility to specific online ordering partners.

Online orders: Partners

Online ordering partners

For menus only: After you enable this setting, the menu builder displays additional settings that let you configure a menu to be visible to specific online ordering partners. For example, you can configure a menu to be visible to Uber Eats and DoorDash, but not Grubhub. For more information, see Restricting menu visibility to specific online ordering partners.

The menu entity is visible when creating customer invoices for orders using the Payments > Customer invoices page. Note that this setting is always enabled for all menu entities and cannot be changed. (For information on creating customer invoices, see this Toast Central article.)

Customer invoices

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Customer invoices

In addition to the visibility settings described above, the Third party ordering page allows you to specify the menus that are visible to an online ordering partner while you configure other aspects of how your restaurant interacts with that partner. In the illustration below, the DRINKS, DINNER, and HAPPY HOUR menus are visible to DoorDash.

An example of the Third party ordering page

Before you can add a menu on the Third party ordering page, you must make it visible to online ordering partners using the visibility settings described above. For more information, see Adjusting menu visibility for a third-party online ordering partner.