Create a Menu Item Group

A menu item group is a collection of similar menu items that is used as a building block to create a menu category. Examples of menu item groups include: Hot Sandwiches, Sides, Pies.

To create a menu item group:

  1. From the Xenial Portal, select Data Management.

  2. From the Ordering Settings menu, select Menu Layout.

  3. Select Menu Item Group.

  4. Select New Menu Item Group.

  5. Configure the record as needed.

Define General Settings for a Menu Item Group

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To define general settings for a menu item group:

  1. On the menu item group form, locate the General section.

  2. In the Name field, type a name for the menu item group. This field is required.

  3. Set the Active toggle to "Active" if the menu item group is available for use at the site.

    • Multi-site users: Select the globe icon located to the right of the field to define values for each site.

Define POS Display Settings for a Menu Item Group

Xenial Portal Data Management Ordering Settings Menu Layout Menu Item Group

To define how a menu item group appears on the Ordering application:

  1. On the menu item group form, locate the POS Display section.

  2. In the Maximum Rows field, type the maximum number of menu rows to populate with the items in this item group.

    • Use the -/+ controls to adjust the value as needed.

    • If no value is specified (default), all items in the group are displayed regardless of how many rows are required to display all items.

  3. Set the Start on New Row toggle to On to always display items in this item group on a new row even when there is room to display the items on the same row as another group.

  4. In the Color 1 field, select the colored tile to choose the background color for the menu item buttons.

  5. In the Color 2 field, select the colored tile to choose the text color for the menu item buttons.

Add Items to a Menu Item Group

Xenial Portal Data Management Ordering Settings Menu Layout Menu Item Group

To select the items to include in a menu item group:

  1. On the menu item group form, locate the Items section.

  2. Select Add Items.

  3. From the Add Items window, select the square next to each item to add to the group.

  4. Select Add [#] Items.

  5. Select and drag the control to the left of each listed item to sort the items in the sequence to use on the Ordering menu.

Filter the Product List

To filter the product list on the Add Items window:

Define Voice Settings for a Menu Item Group

Xenial Portal Data Management Ordering Settings Menu Layout Menu Item Group

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The following information is only applicable to users with a subscription to Voice Ordering. Site subscriptions to this service are made from the Xenial Portal.

To define a menu item group name and synonyms for voice ordering:

  1. On the menu item group form, locate the Voice section.

  2. In the Name field, type the primary menu item group name used with voice ordering, e.g. Lunch Entree.

  3. In the Synonyms field, type typical pronunciations or alternate names for the menu item group (separated by a comma), e.g. Lunch MealsLunch Combos.