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Menu Category Inheritance

Introduction

When you set up a Menu Category, many of the options you set in the Menu Category are inherited by the Menu Items you create under the category. For example, if you create a Mains category and give it a Course setting of 2, any Menu Item you create under Mains will automatically inherit the course 2 setting. If you set a kitchen printer for the Mains category, any Menu Item you create under Mains will print to the printer set under its parent Menu Category.

However, if you later change Menu Category settings, Menu Items do not necessarily inherit the new settings. For example, if you later change your Menu Category‘s kitchen printer (from, say, “Kitchen” to “Patio”), your Menu Items will inherit this change. However, if you change your Menu Category‘s Tax setting (add a tax or remove a tax), the existing “child” Menu Items will not inherit this change.

Which Menu Item Settings Inherit Changes to Menu Category?

The table below will show you which existing Menu Items settings will inherit Menu Category changes.

Menu Category Setting Change

Menu Item Inherits Change?

Notes

Menu Category

Yes

 Name change

Sales Category

No

 

Default Course

Yes

If overridden at the menu item level, the Menu Item will retain the override setting.

Default Printer

Yes

If overridden at the menu item level, the Menu Item will retain the override setting.

KDS

Yes

If overridden at the menu item level, the Menu Item will retain the override setting.

Default Taxes

No

 

Color

Yes

If overridden at the menu item level, the Menu Item will retain the override setting.

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