Guide to Building a Menu (Categories, Add-On Groups, Availability)

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Building a Menu (Categories, Add-On Groups, Availability) in Lunchbox Essential

Begin setting up a menu to display to guests on your Lunchbox Essential online ordering site.

 

How to build a menu 

  • Click Menu on the side panel
  • Select CATEGORIES
  • Click ADD NEW CATEGORY TO YOUR MENU
  • Enter a Name and Description to your Category
  • Drag and Drop or Upload a picture to display for your Category
  • Click SAVE
  • Hover over the Category to see options
  • Click the Settings Wheel icon to update Category Availability Status and Hours
  • Click the Sword icon to update the Category Design
  • Click the Pencil icon to update the Name, Description and Picture 
  • Click the Trashcan icon to delete the category
  • Click in the center of the Category Image to begin adding items
  • Click ADD NEW ITEM TO CATEGORY
  • Fill in Name, Description and Price. Drag and drop or upload an image
  • If you charge a different price for Delivery and Pickup, check that box and fill in prices
  • THIS ITEM IS TAXABLE will be autoselected. Uncheck if item is not subject to sales tax
  • Fill in Default Quantity. If you want to limit quantity available, check FORCE QUANTITY and enter a minimum and maximum. If you prefer to lock quantity on the item, check LOCK QUANTITY. If you do not want to offer quantity choice, check HIDE QUANTITY
  • Add Calorie to display calories
  • Add Tags and Allergy Icons if preferred to make item more searchable
  • Select if you would like this to be marked as a FEATURED ITEM, NEW ITEM or have add on photos displayed
  • Click ASSIGN to add a previously created Add-On Group
  • Click CREATE to create a new Add-On Group
  • Fill in Add On Group details, select if this is an OPTIONAL Add-On or REQUIRED Add-On, enter minimum and maximum choices, check if you want to offer free choices in this Add-On Group
  • Click SAVE
  • Click three dots on the right side of the Add-On Group Name to edit Add-On Group, edit oradd Choices or Remove
  • Click CREATE NEW CHOICE
  • Fill in Choice name and details
  • Click SAVE. Repeat with additional choices
  • Click PREVIEW YOUR MENU to see external view of your menu
  • Repeat for all Menu Categories, Items and Add-On Groups
  • Select AVAILABILITY on side panel to adjust availability
  • Search Category or Menu Item you are looking to adjust
  • Select AVAILABLE, SOLD OUT FOR TODAY or SOLD OUT INDEFINITELY
  • Repeat for any additional Menu Categories, Items or Add-on Groups to adjust availability

 

Step 1 

Click Menu on the side panel

 

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Step 2

Select CATEGORIES

 

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Step 3

Click ADD NEW CATEGORY TO YOUR MENU

 

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Step 4

Enter a Name and Description to your Category

 

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Step 5

Drag and Drop or Upload a picture to display for your Category

 

 

Step 6

Click SAVE 



Step 7

Hover over the Category to see options. Click the Settings Wheel icon to update Category Availability Status and Hours. Click the Sword icon to update the Category Design. Click the Pencil icon to update the Name, Description and Picture. Click the Trashcan icon to delete the category.

 

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Step 8

Click in the center of the Category Image to begin adding items

 

 

Step 9

Click ADD NEW ITEM TO CATEGORY

 

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Step 10

Fill in Name, Description and Price. Drag and drop or upload an image

 

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Step 11

If you charge a different price for Delivery and Pickup, check that box and fill in prices

 

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Step 12

THIS ITEM IS TAXABLE will be autoselected. Uncheck if item is not subject to sales tax

 

 

Step 13

Fill in Default Quantity. If you want to limit quantity available, check FORCE QUANTITY and enter a minimum and maximum. If you prefer to lock quantity on the item, check LOCK QUANTITY. If you do not want to offer quantity choice, check HIDE QUANTITY

 

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Step 14

Add Calorie to display calories

 

 

Step 15

Add Tags and Allergy Icons if preferred to make item more searchable

 

 

Step 16

Select if you would like this to be marked as a FEATURED ITEM, NEW ITEM or have add on photos displayed

 

 

 

Step 17

Click SAVE ITEM

 

Step 18

Click ASSIGN to add a previously created Add-On Group

 

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Step 19

Click CREATE to create a new Add-On Group

 

 

Step 20

Fill in Add On Group details, select if this is an OPTIONAL Add-On or REQUIRED Add-On, enter minimum and maximum choices, check if you want to offer free choices in this Add-On Group

 

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Step 21

Click SAVE

 

 

Step 22

Click three dots on the right side of the Add-On Group Name to edit Group, edit & add Choices or Remove. To add Choices, click EDIT CHOICES

 

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Step 23

Click CREATE NEW CHOICE

 

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Step 24

Fill in Choice Name and details

 

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Step 25

Click SAVE. Repeat with additional choices

 

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Step 26

Click PREVIEW YOUR MENU to see the external view of your menu

 

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Step 27

Repeat for all Menu Categories, Items and Add-On Groups

 

 

 

Step 28

Select AVAILABILITY on side panel to adjust availability

 

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Step 29

Search Category or Menu Item you are looking to adjust

 

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Step 30

Select AVAILABLE, SOLD OUT FOR TODAY or SOLD OUT INDEFINITELY

 

 

Step 31

Repeat for any additional Menu Categories, Items or Add-On Groups to adjust availability

 

Continue customizing and editing your menu on the Menus Panel.

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