Food Items is used to create food menus for your restaurant. There are many features that allow this tool to be adaptable to all types of menu types. The contents of this KB article are as outlined below:
Custom Header and Footer.
Search and Sort
To begin let’s talk briefly about Food Groups. A Food Group in this case is not necessarily the food groups of the food pyramid that you may be familiar with. Instead you are able to categorize your food items by whatever name you want. Say that you have many types of sandwiches. At that point it would make sense to make a Food Group of sandwiches.
In this CMS you must first create Food Group before you create a Food Item of that Food Group. Hence why I’m writing about Food Group first. Let’s continue by filling out the required information.
Group Name - It’s here where you’d write something like sandwiches or desserts.
Description - This just describes what the group consists of.
Description (Long) - If any additional detail is needed on this category then that goes here.
Language - This just represents the language of input.
Display Order - The display order defines the order that the item will be displayed in the output. By default it’s alphabetical (this is only local to each Food Group).
Active - This determines if the food group is shown or not.
Custom Header and Footer
Header / footer - This can be used to add additional information or styling to the specified food group being edited/created.
Group Name - This correlates to the group name(s) that you set earlier. If you want to create a type of sandwich then you’d choose the sandwich group name.
Language - Again this is the language in which you’re writing your menu.
Description - This should appear below the Food Item that you’re creating.
Menu Price(1,2,3) - There can be multiple prices for a specific food item. For example you may have different sizes of salads or drinks and therefore you’d need multiple prices.
Display Order - This changes the displayed order of the food items within the Food Group.
Description (Long) - This shows underneath the description of the Food Item.
Image - If you wanted an image of the Food Item to show then you’d attach that here.
Active - This determines if the calorie information for this food item will show.
Calories - Input the calories of the Food Item here.
Various options (shown below) - These options just allow you to specify any additional information about the food item.
Menu Allergy Information
Allergen - If this Food Item is an allergen then you check this checkbox.
Allergy Information - You can specify the allergen information here if it is an allergen.
Search and Sort
When you click on the Food Items module or go back to the Food Items list from creating a new Food Item or Food Group you should see something like this:
The use of these types of searches are covered extensively in the Search and Sort KB article here.