Learning the Basics of Digital Menu

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Learning the Basics of Digital Menu

Before diving into the digital menu, it’s essential to clarify what a menu truly represents. Many associate it with a specific dish, but a menu is more like a catalogue of food options, not the dishes themselves. This distinction is crucial when dealing with a digital menu system.

menumiz™ digital menu adheres to a three-tier structure:

  • Menu
  • Submenu
  • Items

Menu

The menu is the main collection of several submenus, such as Lunch Menu or Dinner Menu.

NOTE: The system reserves default menus and submenus for Free Side Dishes and Add-ons, so you don’t have to categorize them manually.

NOTE: For more comprehensive information, please refer to https://support.menumiz.com/docs/digital-menu/understanding-the-concept-of-menus-submenus/.

Submenu

A submenu acts as a sub-folder containing the items. For example, submenus could be Pizza, Grill, Beverages, or Kids’ menu.

NOTE: For more comprehensive information, please refer to https://support.menumiz.com/docs/digital-menu/understanding-the-concept-of-menus-submenus/.

Items

In the world of menumiz™ digital menu, there are four (4) primary categories of items:

1. Main Dish or Main Item

These are individual items like a burger, pizza, or a pint of beer, sold independently.

2. Sidelines (Side dish)

If a main item comes with complimentary side dishes (e.g., French fries or a soft drink), these belong under the “Side Dish” category.

3. Add-ons

These are extra items that can accompany a main dish, but they are not free.

4. Set Menu

Bundle of a few main dishes together under one choice and having an overall price. For example 2 large pizzas and a chicken wing.

NOTE: Remember, a combo meal is not necessarily a set menu. Typically, a combo meal includes a main item accompanied by default side dishes or add-ons. menumiz™ supports this model by allowing you to pre-select sides or add-ons for a dish. However, customers have the option to change these combinations according to their preference in a combo meal.

NOTE: Side dishes and add-ons are not presented separately as standalone menus to customers; they are always linked to a main dish or a set. If you want to offer a single item, like a coke, without any main dish, you must create it as a main dish as well.

NOTE: For more comprehensive information, please refer to https://support.menumiz.com/docs/digital-menu/exploring-the-main-interface-of-menumiz-digital-menu/item-bar/.

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