Visibility settings

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 Visible To options are enabled.

Setting Description

In-store orders: POS

The menu entity is visible on Toast POS devices.

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

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).

Note that this setting requires visibility on Toast POS devices, so if you select this option, the In-store orders: POS option will also automatically be selected.

Note

See this Toast Central article for more information about Toast Mobile Order & Pay and Toast digital menus.

Online orders: Toast

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

Online orders: Ordering partners

The menu entity is visible on online ordering sites that integrate with the Toast platform using the orders API, for example, Grubhub, DoorDash, or UberEats.

Customer invoices

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.)

Menu entities do not inherit their Visible To settings from their parents. For example, a menu item does not inherit the Visible To settings that are configured for its parent menu group. However, if you hide a menu entity from a particular channel, all of its children are hidden as well. To continue the earlier example, if you hide a menu group from a channel, then any menu items in that group are also hidden from that channel.

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

Classic Menu Detail Pages Settings Menu Builder Settings

In-store orders: POS

POS

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

Kiosk, Toast Order and Pay

Online orders: Toast

Toast Online Ordering, Toast Takeout App

Online orders: Ordering partners

Online ordering partners

Customer invoices

Customer invoices