How to Create a Self Service Menu - Adding Buttons
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Purpose

This article will show how to create a self service menu. A self service menu can be used on a MicroMarket, Tablet or in a 365Dining environment.

  • Menus are used to place buttons on the kiosk screen.
  • Menus are also be used for the Order Ahead feature so consumers will be able to see the menu from the app when placing an order on their phone.

Note: All items will default to showing on the Order Ahead menu (through the app) for consumers unless you remove the item from Order Ahead.

 

Creating a New Menu

  1. Log into to ADM.

  2. Click Menu in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

  3. Select Self Service from the drop-down menu. The Self Service Menu List screen displays.
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  4. Click the drop-down menu next to the Create New button to choose the location where you are creating the menu.

  5. Click the blue Create New button at the upper, right corner of the screen.
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  6. Give your menu a name. (This is to remind you what this menu is used for.)

  7. Choose the days of the week you want your menu to display.

  8. Choose the times you want your menu to display. Be sure your start and end times do not overlap with the start and end times for any existing menus. Menu times are reported using a 24-hour clock.
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  9. You can also import an existing menu from an associated location.

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  10. Click Save. The Self Service Menu List page will display again where you can see the menu you just created.

After saving a menu, click the Menu tab on the ADM Home page, then select Self Service to see the menus you have created.

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How to Add Products

Next we are going to look at adding products using the Add Item button and the Add Menu button.

  • For Dining/Order Ahead there is no limit to how many buttons can be created

  • For all of our other devices you can fit a total of 10 buttons on the kiosk screen (either Item buttons, Menu buttons or a combination of both). You can also add a total of 12 individual items on each Menu button.

 

Add an Item Button

The Add Item button is for creating a button that links to ONE individual item.

  1. Click the Add Item button.

  2. The product database will display for the location where you are creating the menu.

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  3. Click on the item that you want to turn into a button. (You can only choose ONE.)

  4. Click Add.

  5. Give the button a name which the customers will see displayed on the kiosk screen. (The name will always default to the product name.)

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  6. Click Add.

  7. Your item will now be part of the menu.

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  8. Continue to add more Item buttons as needed.

  9. Click Save to keep the item(s) as part of the menu.

  10. Go to the Location Summary page and click Update Prices and Full sync for the menu to be applied to the kiosk immediately.

Note: You will have the option to delete an item from the menu only after you save the menu.

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Add a Menu Button

A menu button allows you to have multiple items displayed under ONE button.

  1. Click the Add Menu button.

  2. Give the button a name and add an image if needed. (Images are for ReadyTouch/Dining only.)
    (Example: If you are selling different types of fruit, you can title the button "Fruit" and add all your fruit products to this button. A consumer will tap on the Fruit button and see all of the choices.)

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  3. Click Add.

  4. Continue adding additional Menu buttons as needed. Press Cancel when you are finished.

  5. The Menu button that you just created will display.

  6. Click Add Products.

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  7. The product database for the location you had chosen will display.

  8. Click on all the products that you want to link to this one button.
    Note: There is a limit of 12 products you can add to one Menu button on MicroMarkets and Tablets but there is no limit to how many products you can add for a ReadyTouch/Dining kiosk.

  9. Click Add when you have chosen all of your products.

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  10. You are now finished!

 

Sorting Products in the Menu

  1. Click the Menu tab in the Menu bar at the top of the screen.

  2. Select Self Service from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the menu that has the product(s) you want to sort.

  4. Click on the product and drag it up or down depending on where you want it to be displayed.

Note: Click and drag is available on submenu buttons and the products in those submenus.

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Editing Products in the Menu

  1. Click the Menu tab in the Menu bar at the top of the screen.

  2. Select Self Service from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click the menu that has the product(s) you want to edit.

  4. Move the cursor near the price of the item and choose:
    • Edit – The Product Summary screen will display.
      Note: This will take you away from the Menu. To change pricing at the location level, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the Product Summary page and adjust the Price field for the location.
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    • Delete – to remove the product.

a. Select Self Service from the drop-down menu.
b. Choose the menu you have been working on. You should now see the change you made to the item.

5. When you are satisfied with your menu, click Save.

6. Go to the Location Summary page and click Update Prices. This will fully sync the changes and they will take effect at the kiosk level immediately.

 

Order Ahead Features

Setting Order Limits

  • After you have created a menu, you will see the option to set Order Limits for each day.

  • Setting order limits allows you to control how many orders can be submitted to your kitchen for each pick up time.

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  1. Click the Menu tab. 

  2. Select Self Service from the drop-down menu.

  3. Choose any menu in the list where you want to set order limits.

  4. Click on Order Limits. This can be done for each day.

  5. Choose the timeslots. These are the time intervals in between each pick up time that consumers can choose.

  6. Set your Max Orders for each time slot.
    1. This is how many orders can be submitted for that pick up time.
    2. Consumers will not able to choose timeslots that have already received their max order limit.

  7. Click Save.

All Menu Button

The All Menu button allows you to show all your menu items in one place. If a customer taps on that button they will then see all the items to choose from without having to go category by category.

  • Click on Show for customers to be able to see the All Menu button.

  • Click Hide so customers will not see the button.

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Excluding Items From your Menu

This feature will give you the ability to exclude any item from either your Order Ahead menu, Kiosk Menu or both.

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  1. Click on the mini arrow next to the product to expand.

  2. Choose what menu to exclude from, Kiosk or Order Ahead.

  3. Customers will not see this product listed on the menu you have selected.

 

Previewing Your Menu

If you want to see what your menu will look like on the kiosk screen, click Preview. This option becomes available after you save the menu.

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Note: If you have created any submenus, you will not be able to see them in the preview.