Section 1.3: Menu Item Details

Section 1.3: Menu Item Details

Menu Item Details allows you to define certain settings unique to a specific Menu Item within a Menu Category. The Menu Item Details will override any settings in Menu Category Details.

  • Description of the Menu Item

  • Display in App/Lavu ToGo

  • Printing Options - select a specific kitchen printer for the Menu Item to print, the Menu Item will print to the selected printer regardless of the Menu Category settings

  • Tax Profiles - Required in order to charge tax

  • Open Item - Specify Name and / or Price when selected in the App

  • Special (Gift Cards)

  • Allow Discounts
  • Deposit

  • Happy Hour

  • 86 Countdown - Set a "no serve" quantity

Throughout Menu Item Details, drop-down menus will present the following three options:

  • Category Default - When selected, the Menu Item will refer to the established settings defined in the Menu Category Details.

  • Yes - When selected, the setting will execute regardless of established settings in Menu Category Details.

  • No - When selected, the setting will not execute regardless of established settings in Menu Category Details.

1. Log in to your Admin Control Panel at admin.poslavu.com

2. Click Menu


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3. Select the Menu Group that contains the desired Menu Category from the drop-down menu.


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4. Click the blue Details button for the desired Menu Item.


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DESCRIPTION:

1. Enter a Description into the text field


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2. Enter a UPC (barcode) for use with the Linea Pro Scanner


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DISPLAY IN APP / LAVU TOGO:

1. Select whether the Menu Item will display in app from the drop-down menu


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2. Select whether the Menu Item will display in Lavu ToGo from the drop-down menu (Gold and Platinum Licenses only) (Learn how to set up Lavu ToGo)


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3. Select whether the Menu Item will include in Quick Item List

  • This is a universal Menu Category in the Lavu POS App populated by Menu Items you select from the Menu. If there are no items included in the Quick Item List then it will not display in the Lavu POS App

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PRINTING OPTIONS:

1. Select whether the Menu Item will Print from the drop-down menu


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2. Select to which Printer the Menu Item will print from the drop-down menu. Category Default is the standard setting for most locations


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TAX PROFILES (2.2 +):

In order for tax to be charged a Tax Profile must be assigned to the Menu Category or Menu Item.

1. Select the Tax Profile from the drop-down menu (Learn how to create and / or edit Tax Profiles)


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2. Select an option from the Tax included in price drop-down menu

  • Category Default - When selected, this will follow the setting selected in Category Details

  • Yes - When selected, this will charge the Menu Item price to the customer. For example, a Menu Item has a price of $10.00 and a Tax Profile of 10%, the final price to the customer will be $10.00

  • No - This is the most common selection. When selected, this will calculate the tax based on the Menu Item price AND add the tax amount to the established Menu Item price. For example, a Menu Item has a price of $10.00 and a Tax Profile of 10%, the final price to the customer will be $11.00


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OPEN ITEM:

An Open Item allows the user to enter a custom price for an item and, if desired, a name. The Menu Item price should be set to 0.00 on Open Items.

1. Select whether the Menu Item is an Open Item from the drop-down menu.

  • No - When selected, the Menu Item will charge the amount entered as the Menu Item price along with any Forced Modifier and Optional Modifier prices.

  • Name / Price - When selected, the Menu Item will prompt for a Name and Amount when the Menu Item is added to an order.

  • Price - When selected, the Menu Item will prompt for an Amount when the Menu Item is added to an order.


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ALLOW DISCOUNTS:
Discounts are typically used for events or special clients that you want to give a reward for something like customer loyalty. This feature gives you the ability to choose if an item can be Discounted or not. If you need to know how to setup the Discount just click the link provided. How do I add or change discounts?.
 
                             
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DEPOSIT:

Deposits are typically used for reservations of equipment, rooms, or parties.

The Deposit feature will require 50% of the entered menu Item Price be paid first then the other 50% must be paid at the time the order needs to be closed.

The Deposit percentage cannot be modified or otherwise altered.

1. Select whether the Menu Item requires a Deposit from the drop-down menu.


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SPECIAL (GIFT CARDS):

The Special and Special Details 2 do not apply to POS Lavu accounts; however, if a location sells Gift Cards then the amount of the Gift Card must be entered in Special Details 1.

The amount to be entered must match the established Menu Item price.

For example, if a Menu Item has been created as “Gift Card 10” and the price set to “10.00”, the Special Details 1 will need to have 10.00 entered into the text field.

1. Enter the specific amount (no dollar sign) for a Gift Card into the Special Details 1 text field.


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HAPPY HOUR:

A Menu Item can be assigned all created Happy Hours or none. Learn how to create and edit Happy Hours. Happy Hours applied to a Menu Item will override any settings defined in Category Details.

1. Select which (if any) Happy Hours apply to the Menu Item.

  • Category Default - The Menu Item will refer to Category Details.

  • Enabled - When selected, the Happy Hour will be applied according to its definitions (Setup Happy Hours); however, a user can define Price or Availability per Menu Item.

  • Disabled - When selected, the Happy Hour will not apply, regardless of Category Details.


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86 COUNTDOWN (Gold and Pro Licenses ONLY):

Utilizing the 86 Countdown will allow you to enter a quantity on-hand of a particular Menu Item. When the quantity reaches 0 the Menu Item will no longer be selectable to add to an order.

NOTE: Each time the Reload Settings operation is performed in the Lavu POS App, the 86 Countdown will reset to the quantity entered in the Menu Item Details.

1. Select whether the Menu Item will Track 86 Countdown from the drop-down menu.

  • Don’t Track - When selected, the Menu Item will never lock out in the Lavu POS App because of non-availability.

  • Track by 86 Count - When selected, the Menu Item will lock out (unable to be selected) in the Lavu POS App when the 86 Count reaches 0.


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2. Enter the 86 Count into the text field.

Each time the Menu Item is selected it will deduct a quantity of “1” from the 86 Count. When the 86 Count reaches “0”, the Menu Item will no longer be selectable in the POS Lavu app.


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Once all changes have been made, click Apply in the Menu Item Details pop-up, then click Save at the top or bottom of the Menu Page.
For the settings to take effect in the Lavu POS App, a user will need to Reload Settings on all devices.

 

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