There are many ways modifiers can be displayed on your POS. To choose the setting appropriate for your restaurant, navigate to UI Options under Other Setup.
Under the Order Screen section, there are four Modifier Display Mode options.
Legacy Mode - Toast's default setting, which lists free modifiers before modifiers with additional cost. Legacy Mode also lists required modifier options before optional options.
In the example above:
- Grilled is a required modifier
- Coleslaw is free and optional
- Apple is optional and has an additional cost
The free modifiers are pushed to the top, but will be listed in the order you select them. Grilled is required, Coleslaw is optional, but both are free - so they would list as 1. Grilled. 2. Coleslaw if you selected them in that order or vice versa.
The additional cost modifiers are pushed to the bottom of the list, even if they are selected first. Amongst themselves, they are treated the same as free modifiers, they will be listed in the order you select them.
Legacy Flatten - Lists the modifiers you select for an item separated by a comma. Legacy Flatten mode does not use the same hierarchy as the Legacy Mode explained above.
It will add up the cost of any additionally priced modifiers into a single total below the item cost (if modifier cost is set to show separately).
In the example above, French Fries is required, but because it was selected second, it is listed second.
Additionally, Apple is $1.50 and Artichoke Hearts is $0.75 extra. The modifier line sums these together to $2.25.
Vertical Mode - Very similar to Legacy Mode, but it disregards the designed hierarchy and simply lists the options you select in the order you select them regardless of price. However, vertical mode will still push required modifiers to the top. So, if all modifier groups are optional, then it will list your selections in the order you make them, even if some are additional cost and some are free.
In the example below, using Legacy Mode, all modifier groups are optional, but because Send With Salad is free, it is pushed to the top even though it is selected last.
In the example below, using Vertical Mode, still all modifier groups are optional, but Send With Salad remains last on the list because it is selected last.
Horizontal - Similar to Legacy Flatten, but the hierarchy from Legacy Mode returns. Free and required modifier options are pushed to the front of the comma-separated list while additional cost modifiers are pushed to the bottom. The cost of these modifiers is still summed in a single total.
In the example below, beer cheese sauce and bacon are both ordered first at an additional cost, but Grilled is required and Fries are free, so they are pushed to the front of the list. The sum of the cost is listed to the right.
There is an additional configurability for how Toast will display modifier options within the same modifier group explained here.