For restaurants that take catering orders, Toast offers Strict Mode as a preventative measure to keep ASAP orders and future orders from having their date changed after being fired/sent to the kitchen.
When Strict Mode is enabled, the scheduled date of an order that contains fired items cannot be changed. Orders cannot be retroactively placed into strict mode. To ensure that an existing order's scheduled date does not change, we suggest that you void the existing order, enable Strict Mode, then recreate the order for the appropriate date.
This allows for sales and accounting reports to reflect the correct sale amount for the appropriate date.
To enable, navigate to your UI Options and scroll to the Order Management Section. For Strict Mode, select Enable.
Strict Mode applies to scheduled orders placed in Next Day Mode and to any order that has fired items on it (whether ASAP or scheduled). In an attempt to change the scheduled date while in Strict Mode, the following error will appear: