For certain menu items that do not require a ticket to be printed anywhere, it is helpful to create a non-printing prep station for these items to be routed. Essentially this is a phantom station that has no printer assigned. The most common example of items that fall into this area are fountain drinks for servers or bar drinks order that the bartender has created themselves.
- Start by choosing “Kitchen” from the main Setup Section
- Next, create a new Prep Station using the “Create Station” button
- Name it “No Station” and select “None” under Ticket Printer. You can optionally choose to send or not send the items to the expediter. It is not necessary to select “Always Print Tickets”.
The remaining steps involve updating your menu groups or items that will use this station to keep items from printing. The easiest way to do this would be using the Advanced Properties bulk editor.
As you can see below, the expanded menu shows that while the “Beverage” Menu sets the Beverage prep station and most items inherit that station, the “Sodas”, "Bottled Water" and "Redbull" have been updated to reflect “No Station” because they do not require a printed ticket.