A modifier is an item which further describes or amends a customer’s order.
Modifiers are often used by Table Service or Quick Service establishments to provide additional instruction for kitchen staff for use while preparing a customer’s order. Modifiers can be required or optional. Modifiers are sorted into groups, and may or may not be associated with additional cost.
- Example: A restaurant which offers hamburgers would create a modifier group to describe meat temperatures: “Well”, Medium”, and “Rare”. Typically no cost is associated with meat temperature modifiers. Another modifier group can be created for sides: “w/Side Salad”, “w/Chips”, “w/Fries”. Depending on your menu structure, the addition of fries may add cost to the order.
- Example: A juice bar which offers coffee would create a modifier group for “Half and Half”, “Skim Milk”, “Whole Milk”, and “Soymilk”. “Soymilk” may be a modifier which adds cost to an order.
Modifiers are created in several steps:
- Create an item
- Define the item as a modifier
Once modifiers are created, they are applied to relevant items.
- See: Create a Modifier
- Note: If Exatouch Support built your menu or added your inventory items, it is likely that modifiers have already been added to your system. In this case, you can simply add existing modifiers to an item.