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Items - Set Meals

This tab will help you set up Set Meal items for sale at the POS. See Set Meals for further details.

Figure: Example Items Screen

Set meals are the type of meal you have when you go to a fast food restaurant. It consists of a group of items that are sold together for example Burger, Fries and a Drink. Each of the items may need to be replaced by a similar item for example swap drink A for drink B or upgrade small fries to medium fries.

Set Meal

Indicates the item is a Set Meal item. If this is checked on, the item is considered to be a Set Meal and POS will take special action when the item is sold.

Set Meal Availability

Indicates the Set Meal can be sold at any time. You can specify that the Set Meal can only be sold during a specific date range or time or on a certain day of the week. This is set up using the Set Meal Availability function. If the Set Meal can be sold at any time, this checkbox should be checked on. This makes processing of this item at POS slightly faster. If you do want to control when the Set Meal can be sold, this option should be checked off and the restrictions set up using Set Meal Availability.

Set Meal Ingredients Grid

This grid contains all the items that make up a Set Meal.

Sequence

Controls the sequence that the item will be shown on the POS when the Set Meal item is sold.

Ingredient

The IPN of the item that is included in the Set Meal.

Description

The description of the item that is included in the Set Meal.

Quantity

The quantity of this item in the Set Meal. This will default to 1. If you change this to another number, the item will appear in the Set Meal that many times. So if you set the quantity to 3, you will see the item 3 separate times under the Set Meal item, rather than once with a count of 3. This is because you may need to change each of the three items individually.

Contribution

The contribution of the item to the overall sales. The total of all items within the Set Meal must add up to 100%. The system will use this when working out the actual price of an item within a Set Meal. For example, an item contributes to 20% of the sale price of $4.00, therefore the 'sell price' of the item is $0.80. So if an item is replaced at all, the original value of the item will be $0.80.

Replacement Items Grid

This grid shows all the replacement items for the item currently highlighted in the Set Meal Ingredients Grid. As you move through the items in the Set Meal Ingredients Grid, this grid will change to show the replacement items for the new item.

Sequence

Controls the sequence that the item will be shown on the POS when the Set Meal item is sold.

Replacement Item

The IPN of the replacement item that is included in the Set Meal.

Description

The description of the item that is included in the Set Meal.

Sell Price Method

When you replace an item with another one, you have to tell the system how the value of the Set Meal changes. There are four options available:

No Price Change

There will be no price change at all. You would use this option if you were replacing one flavour of drink for another.

Use Price of Replacement Item

The Set Meal sell price will be increased by the sell price of the replacement item. When using this option you would usually not use the main selling item. For example, if you had a COKE worth $2.00 and an ORANGE JUICE worth $2.50, you might want the upgrade price to be $0.30. You would not use the ORANGE JUICE as this means its going to upgrade the price by  $2.50. Instead you would set up a separate item called ORANGE JUICE UPGRADE and set its sell price to $0.30. The item can be linked to the original item if you want so that it decrements the same stock. By having a separate upgrade item like this, you can get fine control over the exact upgrade price you want to charge.

Use Difference of Original and Replacement Item

The Set Meal sell price is changed by the difference between the original item and the replacement item. POS will look up the current sell price of the original item and the current sell price of the replacement item and calculate the difference. Using the above example of a COKE worth $2.00 and an ORANGE JUICE worth $2.50, the Set Meal would be changed by $0.50 ($2.50 - $2.00).

Use Difference (Increase Only)

This is the same as the previous option but prices can only be increased. If the replacement was cheaper than the original item, no price change will occur.

Dept/Cat/Group/SG/Class/Family

Rather than show one specific item as a replacement, you can specific combinations of Department/ Category/ Group/ Subgroup/ Class/ Family. When POS shows the replacement items to the user, it will show the items that match these details. The first 36 matching items will be shown.

Exclude

Used to exclude the selected items as replacement items.

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