Menu manager limitations

This section lists the current limitations of the menu manager.

  • You cannot view an expandable menu hierarchy as a way of navigating to individual menu items or modifiers. Instead, use the search and filter controls at the top of the Menu manager page to refine the contents of the menu manager table.

  • You can edit prices for menu items but not for menu groups.

  • You can edit prices for modifiers but not for modifier groups.

  • You can edit prices for menu items and modifiers that use the base price, size price, menu-specific, or location-specific pricing strategies. Other pricing strategies are not yet supported. The menu manager displays prices for menu items or modifiers that use the other pricing strategies but they are not editable.

  • If a menu item or modifier uses the location-specific pricing strategy, the location-specific prices must be base prices (in other words, the location-specific prices cannot use one of the other advanced pricing strategies).

  • The menu manager only allows you to edit location-specific prices that are already defined on a menu item or modifier's details page. If you need to add a price for another location, you must add the location's price on the details page first, before it is visible and available for editing on the Menu manager page. The same is true for size and menu-specific prices. If you need to add a price for another size or menu, you must add the price on the details page first. For more information on adding location-specific prices, see Enabling and setting location-specific prices. For more information on adding size prices, see Configuring size pricing on menu groups and menu items and Configuring size pricing on modifier groups and modifier options. For more information on adding menu-specific prices, see Menu-specific price.

  • You cannot edit the price of a menu item that inherits its price from a parent menu group.

  • Modifiers can belong to multiple modifier groups. The modifier price you see in the menu manager is only used by modifier groups that are priced at the individual modifier level. Modifier groups that are priced at the group level ignore the individual price. If you edit the individual price, but the modifier is priced at the group level, then the price you specify in the menu manager will have no effect. For more information, see Setting the modifier pricing method for a modifier group.

  • You cannot do bulk price editing, for example, increasing a set of prices by a dollar or percentage amount.

  • You cannot convert prices from one pricing strategy to another.

  • You cannot filter by pricing strategy.

  • Modifiers and price levels must have already been published at least once before you can use the menu manager's Schedule button to schedule updates for them. For example, you create Price Level A. You must publish Price Level A before you can edit Price Level A in the menu manager and schedule those edits to be published at a future date and time.

    The Toast platform handles menu items that have not been published at least once differently. See Scheduling changes for menu entities that have not been previously published for more information.

  • You can edit prices for price levels that use the base pricing strategy. Other pricing strategies are not yet supported. The menu manager displays prices for price levels that use the other pricing strategies but they are not editable.

  • The columns selector is currently only available for items and modifiers. It is not available for price levels.