In this article, you will learn how to set up meal periods for your restaurant. Meal Periods are a reporting tool in Lavu that can offer valuable insight into your sales during specific times of the day. Follow the steps below to start using Meal Periods with Lavu:
Log into the Lavu Control Panel and click Location under Settings on the left side menu.
Click on Meal Periods under Location Settings.
The Meal Period settings are divided into two sections Meal Period Types and Meal Periods.
Meal Period Types:
This section allows you to create new meal periods, edit current meal periods, and delete existing ones.
To create a new meal period, type in the name next to Type name, and click Create. Once you have at least one meal period created, you will be able to select it next to the Type dropdown, where you can change the name or delete it.
In this section, you can set and change the days and times for any meal periods.
Simply select your Meal Period in the Type dropdown, and use the checkboxes next to Days and the edit button next to Time to set the time frame for your Meal Period.
You can use the Day dropdown to easily choose the days of the week when the meal period will take place. Available options include Weekends, Weekdays, All Days, or Custom.
To finalize these settings, click on the Create button. Pressing the "Delete" button in this section will only remove the day and time settings for that particular meal period. It's important to note that this action DOES NOT remove the meal period from your settings entirely, as that must be done in the previous section.
Note: If you have been using Lavu for some time and are just now setting up Meal Periods, you can apply your meal periods to previous orders by clicking the green Apply button at the bottom of the page. Please note that this button can only be pressed once, so be sure you are satisfied with your meal period settings before applying them. Any changes you make to your periods from that time on will only impact future orders.
The report tracks all the Meal Period information under the Live Labor report from the Lavu POS app. Also, you can find the Meal Period information in “Sales & Payments” in the Reports section of the Lavu CP portal.
Follow the below steps to find the Meal Period information under the Live Labor report in the Lavu POS app.
Functions ⇒ Manager Functions ⇒ Management Tools ⇒ Live Labor Report (Under Employee Section you will find Meal Period information).
Follow the below steps to find the Meal Period information in “Sales & Payments” in the Reports section of the Lavu CP portal.
Sales & Payments:
Reports ⇒ Sales & Payments ⇒ Payments ⇒ Meal Period
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