Modifiers groups and modifiers

Modifiers are the items assigned to a group that provides the ability to change and add additional customizable options for an order. Modifiers can be assigned to the entire Category or can be made more customizable by assigning to the item directly. Creating Modifiers will also help in providing consistency with regard to the overall layout and cost adjustment for upcharges or substitutions to an order.
Restaurants

General modifier groups and associated items.

Here are some modifier groups and associated items.
  • Meat Temperatures
    Blue, Rare, Medium Rare, Medium, Medium Well, Well Done, Black.
  • Alcohol Prep
    Bruised, Rocks, Neat, Dirty, Double, Stirred
  • Salad Dressings
    Blue Cheese, Ranch, Creamy Italian, Oil, Vinegar, House Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Substitutions, Cheese Type
    Mozzarella Cheese, Feta Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Provolone Cheese, Swiss Cheese
  • Bread Type Rye
    Country White, Multigrain, Sourdough, Whole Wheat
  • Egg Prep
    Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Fried, Poached, Egg Whites

How to create a modifier group?

A modifier group will contain multiple related modifiers, which are leveraged to structure your menu. It is recommended to use logical modifier groups, such as what type of dressing for the salad being ordered which would be called Salad Dressing or alcohol preparation modifier group called Drink Prep etc.
Note: It may be important to minimize the Modifier groups. Also, it needs to be ensured that groups are structured and labeled correctly. This will reduce the risk of replicating similar group types.
Click the Modifier Groups tab on the top menu bar.
Once this icon is highlighted, click on the ➕ icon on the right side of the screen.
Click the Detail tab and enter the Name, choose the Background and Font color as well.
Now click the Settings tab. It is recommended to select the box adjacent to Mark as Forced Modifier.
Then enter the Minimum and Maximum Forced Count in the respective field box. Once done, click Save.
Finally, click the Pre/Post Modifier tab and fill in the required details.
By setting pre/post on the modifier, the order accuracy enhances leading to efficient restaurant operations.

Example: Condiment option is a modifier group and mustard and ranch are the modifiers under that group. With the help of pre/post modifiers, you can now associate the modifiers with prefixes such as “No Mustard” or “Light Ranch”. In this scenario, No and Light are the prefix for the modifiers. Another option will be to add the modifier with the suffix as “Ranch On the side” or “Mustard Extra”. In this case On the side and Extra are acting as a suffix for the modifier.

How to create a modifier?

Modifiers are the add-ons that a customer can choose while making a purchase. To start creating a Modifier, you must first create a modifier group, as modifiers need to belong to a particular group.
Click the Modifiers tab on the top-right menu bar.
Hit the box below Modifier Group and select the modifier group for which you want to create the modifier. Click the ➕ button on the top right side of the screen.
Click the Detail tab, enter the Modifier Name and fill in the other details.
If there is a fixed cost associated with the modifier being created, you may add the price in the Price field.
Finally, select the Background color and the Font color.
Now click the Assignment tab, select the POS name, Kitchen name, and Receipt name.
Similarly, fill in the details in the Online Ordering and Other Settings tab as well.