Modifiers: Advanced Features

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Note: this article refers to features in version 2.48, which you may not be using yet. Not to worry, though—your Management Console will automatically upgrade to the newest version over the next few weeks.

Overview

Revel offers many advanced features that allow you to tailor modifiers to your needs. To learn how to create and associate modifiers, check out our Introduction to Modifiers

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Modifier Price Override

Your system comes with a default modifier class called Size. Modifiers in this class can override the price of the product. This allows you to set different prices for different product sizes without creating a new product for each size. Here's how:

NOTE: Before you begin, visit our Introduction to Modifiers, create at least one modifier in the modifier class Size, and assign it to at least one product.

To set an override price:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with a product. If the product does not use a modifier in the Size modifier class, add one now.

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  3. Click Clear Selections.
  4. Find the Modifiers setting in the settings window. Expand it by clicking the symbol.
  5. Check the box next to Size.
  6. Under Available Modifiers, find the modifier that should override the product's price (make sure it's active) and enter the Override Price.
  7. Click Save.

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The modifier will override the original price of the item when applied on the Point of Sale.


Per Product Modifier Pricing

Your Revel agent can enable per-product modifier pricing for you so that you can adjust product and modifier prices separately.

To adjust modifier pricing for a product:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with the product to open it for editing.
  3. Under Modifier Price enter the price the modifier should have when applied to this product.
  4. Click Save.

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Special Request Modifiers

The Special modifier class allows you to include common special requests as modifiers. To create a special modifier, use the Special modifier class and follow the instructions for creating a modifier and assigning it to a product.


Adding a Quantity to Modifier

Sometimes you need to apply more than one of a particular modifier. For example, your customer may want to double a topping or order an extra side of dipping sauce. The Add Quantity To Modifier feature allows a modifier to be applied to a product multiple times.

To add a quantity option to a modifier:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type add quantity in the search field.
  4. Click the box labeled Add Quantity to Modifier under Select Desired Settings.
  5. Click the box labeled Add Quantity to Modifier under Select Desired Values to Push.
  6. Click Save.

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You can now change the quantity of modifiers when entering an order on the Point of Sale, so long as those modifiers don't have Maximum Number of Modifiers set to 1 (See our Introduction to Modifiers).

To change a modifier quantity on the Point of Sale, tap the + or - symbol on the modifier button:

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Disable Modifier Pop-up

You can disable the modifier pop-up that appears when you add a product to an order while keeping modifiers available for that product. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with the product for which you want to disable modifier pop-ups.
  3. Click Clear Selections.
  4. Type disable in the search field.
  5. Click the box labeled Disable Modifier Pop-up under Select Desired Settings.
  6. Click the box labeled Disable Modifier Pop-up under Select Desired Values to Push.
  7. Click Save.

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Any modifiers attached to a product will still be available on the Point of Sale. To add a modifier to an order when the pop-up is disabled:

  1. Tap the product to add it to the order.
  2. Tap the product where it appears on the order.
  3. Tap Modifiers.

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  4. Tap the modifiers you want to add and tap Add to Order.

Do Not Display Default Modifiers on Order Screen

Modifiers can be set as default options (Learn more). If you don't wish default modifiers to appear on your order screen, here's how to hide them:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type do not display in the search field.
  4. Click the box labeled Do Not Display Default Modifiers on Order Screen under Select Desired Settings.
  5. Click the box labeled Do Not Display Default Modifiers on Order Screen under Select Desired Values to Push.
  6. Click Save.

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Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite

Sometimes a modifier needs its own modifier. A customer might want their pizza light on the onions, or ask for a sauce on the side. Revel offers default options for common requests:

No – Tells the kitchen not to include the modifier in the product. If the modifier includes an upcharge, the system will remove that upcharge from the modifier.

Side – Tells the kitchen to place the modifier on the side, as with sauce or salad dressing.

Only – Tells the kitchen to include only that modifier.

Lite – Tells the kitchen to place only a small amount of the modifier (usually a sauce or topping) on the product.

To enable this option:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type lite in the search field.
  4. Click the box labeled Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite under Select Desired Settings.
  5. Click the box labeled Include Modifier Options: No, Side, Only, Lite under Select Desired Values to Push.
  6. Click Save.

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To add modifier options No, Side, Only, and Lite on the point of sale:

  1. Tap an option on the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap a modifier. The option will appear along with the modifier. If you have already added the modifier, tap the option along the bottom of the screen, and tap the modifier button again.
  3. Tap Add to Order.

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Modifier Substitutions

The Modifier Substitution functionality lets you specify which substitutions are allowed for a particular modifier. You may, for example, wish to allow only substitutions of equal or lesser price. Here's how to enable modifier substitutions:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type substitutions in the search field.
  4. Click the box labeled Modifier Substitutions under Select Desired Settings.
  5. Click the box labeled Modifier Substitutions under Select Desired Values to Push.
  6. Click Save.

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To assign substitutions to a modifier:

  1. Go to the Products tab and click Modifiers.
  2. Click the icon in line with the product.

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  3. Scroll down until you see the checkbox labeled Substitute Modifiers. Click the box to check it.
  4. Click the Substitutions box and enter the name of the modifier you wish to substitute.
  5. Click Save.

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  6. Make sure the box labeled DFLT is checked for the modifier.
  7. When modifier substitutions have been enabled, you will see a third column labeled Sub next to the Active and Default columns. Check the box in the Sub column in line with a modifier to enable substitutions.
  8. Click Save.

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NOTE: A modifier must be set as default to allow substitutions.


Split Modifiers

So your customer only wants mushrooms on one half of the pizza? No problem, you can use a split modifier.

To enable split modifiers:

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click Clear Selections
  3. Type split in the search field.
  4. Click the box labeled Split Button for Modifiers under Select Desired Settings.
  5. Click the box labeled Split Button for Modifiers under Select Desired Values to Push.
  6. You can set split modifiers to split their prices or use the full price of the modifier.
    • Split modifier pricing is the default. For example, with split pricing, a pepperoni topping priced at $.50 will ring up as $.25 if a customer orders pepperoni on only half of their pizza.
    • Check Charge Full Price for Split Modifiers to set modifiers to ring up at full price no matter how you split them. If you choose this option, a pepperoni topping priced at $.50 will still ring up at $.50 even if the customer orders it on only part of the pizza.
  7. Click Save.

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Split modifiers must be enabled by modifier class, because you might want to allow splitting for some modifiers but not others. To allow splitting for a class of modifiers:

  1. Go to the Products tab.
  2. Click the icon in line with the modifier class.

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  3. Click the checkbox labeled Allow Split Modifiers
  4. Click Save.

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When you refresh your point of sale, you'll see new options along the bottom of the screen for products with that modifier class attached. To add a split modifier to an order on the point of sale:

  1. Add the product to your order.
  2. On the bottom of the modifier pop-up, tap First Half or Second Half.
  3. Tap a modifier to add to that half of the pizza or other product.
  4. Tap Add to Order.

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Validate Modifier Selection on Submit

If minimum and maximum modifiers are enabled for a product, the system will not allow you to switch from one modifier screen to the next. Instead, a popup window with the message “Select at least 1 modifier(s) please” will appear without first selecting a modifier in the order that modifiers have been configured.

Check this if you wish to validate that ALL required modifiers have been selected on Add or Submit. This means if you have multiple classes with required modifiers, you can technically still add the product after selecting the required modifiers within one modifier class.

Otherwise, the POS will validate modifier selections class by class. Checking this will also disable auto-jumping from one modifier class to another.



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