One of the most powerful tools in the Toast POS Dashboard is the Advanced Properties tool. It provides an at-a-glance view into your menu and the ability to make menu updates efficiently in one place.
Navigate to Advanced Properties under the Menu section of Toast's back-end.
The Advanced Properties page lists all of the components of your menu: menus, menu groups, menu items, etc. Each option is expandable and collapsable by selecting the + or - button. Expand your menu fully to see an overview or select a component like Food to open a new page with further details.
Access editing options in the Show/Hide drop-down list. Once the options are selected, the columns will appear and changes can be made in the text fields. Toast recommends trying out different settings as you can make changes in Advanced Properties to online ordering, kitchen setup, printing, inventory, SKUs, coursing, discounts, taxes, rewards, reporting, and more.
Each option within Advanced Properties and its description are listed below:
Name -The name of the group or item on the menu
Number - Every item has a Master ID number. The MID# is used for reporting purposes, but is most relevant to enterprise customers with multiple locations
POS Name - A shortened/abbreviated name that appears to staff using the tablet, but is not the name used for reporting
Kitchen Name - The name is it appears to the staff in the Kitchen
Visibility - Configure whether the menu, group, or item shows only on the POS, on the POS and online, or is hidden from both
Order Online - Yes/No- Designate if the group or item can be ordered online (ex. Food yes, Alcohol, no)
Prompt for Quantity - Configure prompt for server to enter a numeric quantity when ordering items
SKU - Quickly enter SKUs for all items in one place
PLU - Quickly enter PLUs for all items in one place
Inventory - Manage current inventory quantities
Modifier Ordering Priority - Control the order modifiers appear on kitchen tickets (Read more)
Course - Select/edit/update what course each menu, group, or item belongs to
Prep Station - Select/edit/update what station the menu, group, or items are sent to when ordered
Sort Order - Identify sort order for appearance on KDS and printed kitchen tickets (Read more)
Embedded Amount Type - Choose between price, price-composed, and weight (Read more)
Tare Weight - Set weight of items that use containers to hold food (Read more)
Sales Category - If you have created sales categories to organize your sales reporting, manage the category a group or item belongs to here
Can be discounted? - Select whether or not the menu, group, or item eligible is to have a discount applied
Exclude from Rewards program? - Select whether or not the menu, group, or item eligible to accrue rewards points
Applicable Taxes -Select which tax(es) apply to a group or item. (Ex. State, Local, State & Local)
Tax Inclusion Option - Yes/No - edit/update if the price in Toast includes tax or if it is added at the payment step.
Dining Option Tax (California) - Manage applicable taxes based on California’s 80/80 Exemption Law (No Tax for Takeout).