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Menu Categories & Subcategories Management
Menu Categories & Subcategories Management
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Disclaimer: This article is for Lunchbox 2 Enterprise customers only. If your dashboard header looks the same as below, you are in the right place:

Menu Categories & Subcategories Overviews


Use this documentation for creating, editing, deleting and managing Menu Categories & Subcategories.


Table of Contents

To create a new category:

Step 1: From the Menus Tab, drill down to the category level on the menu that you wish to add the new category to

Step 2: Select New Category

Step 3: Click Add

Step 4: Enter a Name and Description for the new category

Step 5: Click Add


To create a subcategory:

Step 1: From the Menus Tab, drill down to the category level on the menu that you wish to add the new subcategory to

Step 2: Select New Category

Step 3: Click Add:

Step 4: Enter a Name and Description for the new subcategory

Step 5: Click Add:

Step 6: Back on the Menus Tab, click on the name of the category that you just created:

Step 7: To make it a subcategory, select a Parent Category from the dropdown and make any other changes needed

Step 8: Click Save:


To edit an existing category:

Step 1: From the Menus Tab, drill down to the category level on the menu that contains the category that you wish to edit

Step 2: Click on the category name that you wish to edit

Step 3: Enter/edit the category information, as needed:

  • Category Name: name of the category

  • Short Description: a brief description of the category

  • Parent Category: if this is a child category, choose the Parent Category from the dropdown or select No Parent

  • Min Quantity: minimum quantity of the category

  • Min Purchase: minimum purchase amount required for the category

  • Service Types: check the box next to each service type in which this category should be available

  • Restrict to Time Slots: if your chain has time slots enabled, select the time slots that the category should be available in

  • Status: select if this new category should be Active or Inactive. Inactive means the category will not be used

  • Visibility: select if this new category should be Visible or Hidden. Hidden means that the category can be used but is not shown in the menu

  • Bulk View: enable checkbox if bulk view (quantity box) should be available for this category

  • Bulk Item: select the appropriate bulk item from the dropdown

Step 4: Click Save


Step 1: Drill down to category or subcategory level

Step 2 : Click the chain icon to the far right to remove the category from the menu:

Step 1: Drill down to category or subcategory level

Step 2: Drag and drop the category to the desired location

To add an image to a category:

Step 1: Drill down to category level

Step 2: Click the picture frame icon to the right of the category:

Step 3: Click Choose File

Step 4: Select the image file that you want to upload for the category:

Step 5: Click Upload

Note: Menu images need to be 400x300px in png format

To add an existing category to a Menu:

Step 1: Drill down to category level

Step 2: Select an existing category from the dropdown

Step 3: Click Add:

To override a category:

Step 1: Drilldown to category level

Step 2: Click the tool icon next to the category that you wish to override:

Step 3: Enter override information:

  • Category Name: this is the new/alternate name of the category (e.g., Category is named Platters on Master Menu, but should be called Plates in southern states)

  • Short Description: a brief description of the category

Step 4: Under Status, select if this new category should be Active, Inactive, or No Override. Inactive means the category will not be used

Step 5: Under Visibility, select if this new category should be Visible, Hidden, or No Override. Hidden means that the category can be used but is not shown in the menu

Step 6: Under Override Image, you can override the standard image that appears

Step 7: Check the boxes next to each mode in which the override should appear

Step 8: Check the boxes next to specific Order Providers if the override should only apply to certain providers

Step 9: Click Create


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