Section 1.1: Menu Groups, Menu Categories, and Menu Items

Section 1.1: Create / Edit Menu Groups, Menu Categories, and Menu Items

 

The Menu Tab is the essential section that defines how your menu appears in the Lavu POS App. This section walks you through the following:
  • Create / Edit Menu Groups
  • Create / Edit Menu Categories
  • Create / Edit Menu Items
CREATE AND EDIT MENU GROUPS:

1. From the homepage of the Admin Control Panel, click Menus > Menu Items.

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FIGURE 1

 

2. Select Add / Edit Menu Groups from the Menu Group drop-down menu.

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FIGURE 2

 

3. To create a Menu Group, type a name into the text field labeled Add New Group and press enter / return.
4. To adjust the order of existing Menu Groups click the up or down arrow icons to the left of a Menu Group name.

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FIGURE 3

 

5. To rename a Menu Group click RENAME, enter a new name, and click UPDATE.

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FIGURE 4

 

6. To delete a Menu Group, click the X inline with the Menu Group, then confirm the action in the pop-up window.

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FIGURE 5

 

 CREATE AND EDIT MENU CATEGORIES:

1. Select the Menu Group you want to add a Menu Category to, from the Menu Group drop-down menu.

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FIGURE 6

 

2. Click ADD CATEGORY.

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FIGURE 7

 

3. Enter a Category Name. Just click in the text box and type the name in.

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FIGURE 8

 

4. Select an Optional Modifier that applies to all Menu Items within the Menu Category.

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FIGURE 9

 

5. Select a Forced Modifier or Modifier Group that applies to all Menu Items within the Menu Category.

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FIGURE 10

 

6. Select the Printer / KDS that the Menu Items within the Menu Category will print out.

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FIGURE 11

 

7. Click the small box icon to add a picture that will represent the Menu Category on the Frontend.

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FIGURE 12

 

7A. Within the pop-up window, select a previously uploaded picture (photo or image) from the drop-down.

If a new picture (photo or image) needs to be uploaded, follow the steps below:

  • Click BROWSE.
  • Locate and select the picture on the computer.
  • Click Open. A preview will appear in the pop-up window.
  • Once the picture has uploaded, click Apply.

Use the Icon Maker to create a custom icon to represent the Menu Category in Lavu POS.

FIGURE 13

 

8. Click Category Details to edit / change the Menu Category details.

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FIGURE 14

 

9. Click the Copy / Move icon to copy or move the Menu Category to another Menu Group.

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FIGURE 15

 

The Action drop-down menu provides two options: Move or Copy.
9A. The Move option moves an entire Menu Category from its current Menu Group to a selected Menu Group. Moved Menu Categories do not remain in the original Menu Group.

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FIGURE 16
 
9B.) The Copy option provides two additional options: Copy, Change Name and Copy, Same Name.
When Copy, Change Name is selected, additional text may be placed at the end of the Menu Category's current name in the text box. See FIGURE 17.
For example, if the name of the Menu Category name is “C/C Dogs” and “Change” is entered in the text box, the name of the new Menu Category will be “C/C Dogs Change”.
All other settings are retained for the copied Menu Category.
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FIGURE 17

 

When Copy, Change Name is selected, a new Menu Category is created and appears in the selected Menu Group with the changed name.

When Copy, Same Name is selected, a new Menu Category is created and appears in the selected Menu Group with the same name as the copied Menu Category.

The Copy action does not remove the original Menu Category. The Menu Category's setting and contents (Menu Items and their settings) are retained.

 

10. To delete a Menu Category click the “X” in the top right corner of the category box.

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FIGURE 18

10A. To recover a deleted Menu Category BEFORE clicking SAVE, click the green arrow.

NOTE: If the Save Button has been clicked, the Menu Category is unrecoverable.

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FIGURE 19

 

11. Once all Menu Categories are created or edited, click SAVE at the top or bottom of the Menu page.

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FIGURE 20

 

CREATE AND EDIT MENU ITEMS:

1. Locate the Menu Category that you want to add new Menu Items.

2. Click ADD ITEM.

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FIGURE 21

 

3. Name the Menu Item. Click in the text box "Item" and type the name.

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FIGURE 22

 

4. Enter a price for the Menu Item.

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FIGURE 23

 

5. Select an Optional Modifier that applies to the Menu Item.

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FIGURE 24

 

6. Select a Forced Modifier or Modifier Group that applies to the Menu Item.

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FIGURE 25

 

7. Enter any ingredients for the Menu Item (Learn more about Inventory Setup).

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FIGURE 26

 

7a. Enter any Nutrition information for the Menu Item.

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FIGURE 27

 

8. Click the small box icon to add a picture that will represent the Menu Category on the Frontend.

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FIGURE 28

 

8A. Within the pop-up window select a previously uploaded picture from the drop-down menu.

If a new picture needs to be uploaded, follow the steps below:

  • Click BROWSE.
  • Locate and select the picture on the computer.
  • Click Open. A preview will appear in the pop-up window.
  • Click APPLY.

FIGURE 29

 

9. Click the DETAILS button to edit/change the Menu Item Details.

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FIGURE 30

 10. Click the Copy / Move icon to copy or move the Menu Item to another Menu Category.

10A. Click the Copy / Move icon, located between “Details” and “X”.

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FIGURE 31

 

10B. The Action drop-down menu provides two options: Move and Copy.

Selecting Move will move a Menu Item from its current Menu Category to a selected Menu Category within a selected Menu Group. Moved Menu Items do not remain in the original Menu Category.

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FIGURE 32

 

Selecting the Copy selection provides two additional options: Copy, Change Name and Copy, Same Name.

When Copy, Change Name is selected, additional text may be placed at the end of the Menu Items current name in the text box.

Next, select the Menu Group and Menu Category for the Menu Item to be copied to.

See FIGURE 32.

For example, if the Menu Item name is “Caesar Salad” and “lunch size” is entered in the text box, the new Menu Item name will be “Caesar Salad lunch size”. All other Menu Item settings are retained for the copied Menu Item.

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FIGURE 33

 

11. To delete a Menu Item click the “X” in the same row as the item.

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FIGURE 34

 

11A. To recover a deleted Menu Item BEFORE clicking SAVE, click the green arrow. If the Save Button has been clicked, the Menu Item is unrecoverable.

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FIGURE 35

 

12. Once all Menu Items are created and/or edited click SAVE at the top or bottom of the MENU page.

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FIGURE 36

  

In order for the changes to take effect in the Lavu POS App be sure to Reload Settings on all devices. 

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