How to define modifiers

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POS Admin: Base -> Items -> Modifiers

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Modifier

Modifiers are the customizations for the items ordered by customers in a restaurant. For example, when customers order a New York Steak, they need to tell the server how the New York Steak should be cooked, with options such as Rare, Medium, or Well done.

In most of the restaurant Point Of Sale Software applications in the marketplace, when you define items with modifiers, you also need to assign all the modifiers individually to each item even though they share the same modifiers.

This method has many disadvantages. First, the data entered into the system would be time-consuming, and future changes take much time. If you need to add new modifiers or change them, you have to apply the change to all the modifier products.

Another disadvantage is the difficulty of assigning different pricing for the items. In the regular restaurant Point Of Sale Software applications in the marketplace, you have to define different items for the same product to solve this issue. The issue may even lead to Inventory management issues and other unforeseeable problems.

In the LimeOrder Restaurant PoS software, there is a feature that you can use to define a modifier group like “Steak side.” You can also use the feature to assign all the possible modifier choices to that group (i.e., “Salad” and “Fries” to “Steak Side”). For instance, you can assign Steak Side to all steaks like New York Steak and Filet Mignon. By doing this, the steak side modifier choices will be assigned to different steaks, and there won’t be a need to define modifier choices one by one for each type of steaks.

The process of doing this is as follows:

1- Define a modifier group named “Temperature.”

2- Define “Rare,” “Medium,” and “Well done” as Modifier choices for “Steak.”

3- Assign “Temperature” as a “Modifier Group” to all types of Steaks like “New York Steak” and “Filet Mignon.” After doing that, the system will automatically assign all “Temperature” choices such as Medium, Rare, and Well done to all the desired steaks.

You can do the same thing for “Steak side” to define a modifier group named “Steak Side.” You can also define choices like “Fries” and “Salad.”

Using this unique feature in the LimeOrder Point Of Sale software will save you time defining the products.

Priced Modifiers

There are many modifiers like soup, fries, and pizza toppings which are price-based modifiers. Using this unique feature in LimeOrder PoS Software for restaurants, you can assign different pricing of a modifier choice like a salad when it is sold separately and when it is used as a modifier choice for Steaks.

In the regular restaurant Point Of Sale Software applications in the marketplace, you have to define separate modifiers (like fries) sold separately and offered cheaper or sold for free for the Steak side. This may lead to inventory management issues in the system.

Selective Modifiers

The selective modifier is the attribute that can be selected for the food when placing an order. For example, the temperature is a selective modifier for Steak, and its choices could be set to “Rare,” “Medium,” and “Well done.”

Quantity Modifiers

The quantity modifiers are the modifiers that customers can add to the quantity. For example, when customers order a pizza, they can add the same topping up to several pieces.

Adding Modifiers:

To add these modifiers in LimeOrder, you need to open the POS Admin App and then click the “Modifiers” button in the Base Data section.

If you do this properly, you will see a modifier form to input new modifier groups and modifier choices. The temperature of the Steak should be a modifier group that contains different modifier choices like Rare, Medium, and Well done.

To add a modifier group, click the “New” button in the Modifier Groups.

Then you can input the name of the new modifier group, such as Temperature. Click on the “ADD/EDIT IMAGE” button to assign a picture for this group if necessary. Then click on the “Save” button to save the change.

Now you can see that the “Temperature” list in the Modifier Groups. Click on “Temperature.” As you can see, there are no modifier choices in this modifier yet because it’s a new one. To add new modifier choices in Temperature, click the “New” button in the Modifier Choice section.

In the pop-up window, click the “Add Modifier Choice” button and input the name of a new modifier choice, like Rare, Medium, and Well done.

After that, you can choose the Modifier Choice from the dropdown list and set the Extra Charge of the choice if necessary. Click the “Save” button to save all changes.

Now, all the choices have been added to the Modifier “Temperature”.

The above is for the selective modifier. If you need to add a quantity modifier, for example, add Cheese as a pizza topping. You may create a modifier group named “Pizza Topping,” as previously described, by adding Cheese as a modifier choice.

hen, click the “Advance” button.

Set the Minimum Quantity, Maximum Quantity, and Included Quantity in the pop-up window,

The Minimum Quantity refers to the minimum number of this modifier choice assigned for an item. Zero ( 0 ) means that the modifier can be ignored for the item.

The Maximum Quantity refers to the maximum number of this modifier choice that can be assigned for an item. A number bigger than this setting will not be assigned to the item.

The Included Quantity refers to the default number of the modifier choice that has been included in the item.

For example, a pizza needs cheese as a modifier. By default, a piece of cheese is included in a pizza, so the Included Quantity is one (1). If the Minimum Quantity is 0, then the cheese can be reduced to 0. If the Maximum Quantity is 2, then you can add up to 2 pieces of the cheese to the pizza.

Click the “SAVE” button to save the changes. Then, select the item that has been assigned to this modifier and click the “Edit” button. To do this, click on “Items” from the left side menu in the following sequence: “Bases->Items->Items.” In the Items form, choose “Pizza.” In the group section, click the “Edit” button.

In the pop-up window, choose the modifier group and click the “Advance” button.

In the pop-up window, make sure “Is Modifier Quantity Based” is turned on. Then set the Maximum Selection and the Max Cancellation Credit. After that, click the “SAVE” button to save the changes.

The Maximum Selection refers to the maximum number of the modifier choice that can be set for the item. For example, a pizza needs cheese as a modifier. If the Maximum Selection is 2, then you can add up to 2 pieces of cheese to the pizza. If by default 2 pieces of cheese are included in the pizza and if the customer reduces the quantity of the cheese, you will give the customer credit, and the Max Cancellation Credit will limit the max number of the credit.

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