These item cards represent the variety of items available in the system, including dishes, side dishes, add-ons, or set dishes (set menus). When you add a new item, it will be reflected here. Each card displays useful information, assisting you in showcasing your menu to customers or monitoring your menu’s backend activity. Here’s a detailed explanation of these cards:
1. Main dish/Item
This signifies the primary and standalone dishes or items on your menu which are typically complete meals or individual food items that are offered to your customers. They serve as the core offerings on your menu, burgers, pizzas, or specific beverages. These items stand alone and are central to your customers’ dining choices and can be ordered as à la carte.
2. Add-On (Purple Colour Coded)
The purple color-coded header serves as a visual indicator to draw your attention. It prompts you to be aware that these are “Add-On” items, which are supplementary options that customers can include under a main item/dish to enhance their order. These might include extra toppings, special sauces, or side dishes that can be added to the order. Add-ons are not considered free.
3. Side Dish (Green Colour Coded)
The green color-coded header also acts as a visual cue to highlight that these are “Side Dish” items. These are additional side dishes that are linked under a main dish/item and offered at no extra cost when a customer orders a specific main dish. They serve to enhance the customer’s dining experience without incurring an additional charge.
By selecting on these color-coded titles, you can access and manage these specific types of menu items.
4. Set Menu
This feature that allows you to group specific dishes and items together as a bundle menu. It provides customers with a curated selection of main items/dishes that work well together, simplifying their ordering process. The Set Menu offers an efficient way to promote bundles or themed dining experiences. Set menus in the system are color-coded in blue for easy recognition.
By selecting these color-coded headers, you can easily access and manage the corresponding types of menu items, contributing to a well-organized and customer-friendly menu presentation.
- Whether an item is categorized as a side dish, or an add-on is determined by your business policy. These designations are applied when linking options to a main dish for customer choices. For example, a soda could be a free side dish with a burger and a paid add-on with a pizza. In such cases, you may need to create the same item twice.
- Side dishes and add-ons aren’t listed separately in the menu and must be ordered alongside a main dish. To offer them individually, you must add them as standalone items as well.