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Item Modifiers

Menu items may have modifiers.  Each modifier belongs to a "set" and the set designation of part of the modifier code.  Modifier codes have three characters. The first character will be 9.  This makes the modifier be available on all menus, even if you do not plan to actually use them on all menus.  The second character is defined by you and designates the modifier category or "set".  The second character will be the same for all modifiers within a set.  The third character designated the specific modifier within that set.   Modifiers will print to the kitchen.

The list to your left includes modifiers that might apply to breakfast.

932, 933, 934,935, 936, and 937 are egg styles.  They belong to modifier set 3.

941, 942, 943, and 944 are meat choices.  They belong to modifier set 4.

951, 952, 953, and 954 are bread choices.  They belong to modifier set 5.

When creating a menu item for a breakfast platter, you would enter 345 in the "Modifier sets" field in the menu item setup screen.  This will make all three modifier sets available, displayed one set at a time.  The server would select a modifier from each set.

Some modifier sets, such as those shown here, do not allow duplicates per set.  Others do; this is designated in the modifier setup.            

If you've never set up a POS system before and don't know where to start, click HERE for information about items, categories, and modifiers.

This is the item modifier setup screen:

"Menu (1-8, 9=multi-menus):" should be 9 unless you want to restrict a modifier to one menu only.  We recommend against restricting modifiers to one menu only.

"Code (1 ch category, 1 ch modifier):"  is a two-character code designating the category or "set" and the modifier within that set.  The first character is the set.  All modifiers belonging to this category or set will have this character in this field.  The second character is the unique identifier of the specific modifiers in this set.  You may use upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals, and characters such as @.  Upper case letters and lower case letters are separate characters and you may use them both.

"1.  Description:"  may be up to 30 characters.  This description displays on the screen and prints to the kitchen chit.

"2.  Allow duplicates in category?:" should be set to N for modifiers such as egg style (scrambled, poached, etc.), meat temperature (rare, well done, etc.) and others where one modifier should be selected per category.  Y in this field will allow duplicates which is appropriate for pizza toppings and so on.

"3.  Price add-on/subtract amount:" can be left blank unless you wish to add to the sale price when this modifier is selected, or unless you wish to reduce the price when this modifier is selected.  For example, if you charge $2.25 for cheese, you can create a modifier for cheese and enter 2.25 in this field.  To reduce the amount, enter a minus sign:  -2.25 for example.

"4.  Menus (1-8), (G)eneral:" designates which menus you wish this to be available on.  We suggest entering 12345678 which makes this available on all menus if this modifier's set is included on an available menu item.  Placing G in this field will make this available as a "General" modifier which can be accessed through the "Modifier" button on the item entry screen.  

"5.  Update to inventory?:" applies if you are using Execu/Tech's Inventory Control module (separate purchase).  Y will relieve inventory when this modifier is selected.

"6.  "Prefix modifier?:" includes "NO", "EXTRA", "ADD", and so on.  See Prefix modifiers.  Answer Y if this modifier prefixes another modifier within its set.

"7.  Required?:" should be Y in cases where a modifier must be selected from this set for applicable menu items.  Examples include meat temperature, egg style, side starch, etc.

 Prefix Modifiers:

 This is an example of prefix modifiers along with the modifiers they go with.  
You can have more than one category or "set" of prefix modifiers - for example, one for hamburgers and another for cocktailsl
You may use any upper case letter, lower case letter, number, or character - except for "/" and "0" (zero) in a prefix modifier code.
The prefix modifiers will display first followed by the modifiers they prefix.
Below is a modifier setup screen for a prefix modifier.  Note that field 6, "Prefix modifier" is Y.  This field should be Y for each of the prefixes such as ADD, NO, and EXTRA.  However, the modifiers that they prefix, such as Nuts, should be set to N for field 6, "Prefix modifier".

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