Create a Menu Category

A menu category is a collection of menu item groups or menu categories that is used as a building block to create a menu. Examples of menu categories include: Dinner Entrees, Lunch Specials, Desserts

To create a menu category:

  1. From the Xenial Portal, select Data Management.

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

  3. Select Menu Category.

  4. Select New Menu Category.

  5. Configure the record as needed.

Define General Settings for a Menu Category

Xenial Portal Data Management Ordering Settings Menu Layout Menu Category

To define general settings for a menu category:

  1. On the menu category form, locate the General section.

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

  3. Set the Active toggle to "Active" if the menu category 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.

  4. Follow the steps to add menu groups OR menu categories to the menu category:

    Nota

    A menu category cannot contain a combination of menu groups and menu categories.

Add Menu Groups to a Menu Category

To add a menu group to a menu category:

  1. On the menu category form, locate the Menu Groups section.

  2. From the Available column, select the menu group(s) to add to the menu category.

    • To select multiple menu groups, hold down Crtl on the keyboard and select each group.

  3. Select the right arrow to move the menu group(s) to the Included column.

Add Menu Categories to a Menu Category

To add an existing menu category to a menu category:

  1. On the menu category form, locate the Menu Categories section.

  2. From the Available column, select the menu categories to add to the menu category.

    • To select multiple menu categories, hold down Crtl on the keyboard and select each category.

  3. Select the right arrow to move the menu categories to the Included column.

Define Voice Settings for a Menu Category

Xenial Portal Data Management Ordering Settings Menu Layout Menu Category

Importante

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 the menu category name and synonyms for voice ordering:

  1. On the menu category form, locate the Voice section.

  2. In the Name field, type the primary menu category name used with voice ordering (e.g. Drinks).

  3. In the Synonyms field, type typical pronunciations or alternate names for the menu category, separated by a comma (e.g. BeveragesSodas).