Adding The Heat/Spicy Icon Next To a Menu Item

So, you’re looking to add the hot pepper icons next to a menu item used to show the heat index of a menu item (as shown below) but unsure how to do it. It’s very simple: 1. Edit any of your menu item by clicking the edit icon (pencil) 2. Select the Heat Index (0 […]

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Adding Market Price to a Menu Item

Prices in an OpenMenu must be a numeric value so entering values like ‘market‘ or ‘MKT‘ is not allowed as a price.  So, what is the current best practice for entering market price? What we recommend: Do not enter a price for the menu item – leaving it blank Start your menu item’s description with […]

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Adding Daily Specials

Lots of restaurant have daily specials and OpenMenu supports this in one of three ways: 1. Add a ‘special‘ color tag that appears next to your menu item by using our color tag options 2. Use our dedicated Deal and Coupon Manager to add your Daily Specials 3. Create a Specials menu and add a […]

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Getting the Currency Symbol to Show on Menu Items

OpenMenu is setup as a global standard for restaurant menus and in doing so restaurants have the option of showing the currency symbol, for a menu item, for over 160+ different countries.  Just by setting the currency for a menu you can be assured to show the proper currency symbol next your a menu item’s […]

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Why Can’t I Set The Primary Cuisine?

If you’re having problems getting the Primary Cuisine to be set for your OpenMenu we have some things you can check.  This problem usually comes up when you try and submit, or validate, your OpenMenu and receive a validation error. To check: Make sure you are setting the Primary Cuisine using the drop-down selector When […]

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How Do I Get The Colorful Tags Next To a Menu Item

So, you’re looking to add those specials tags to your menu items like: special, vegetarian, vegan, , kosher, halal and gluten-free (as shown below) but unsure how to do it. It’s very simple: Adding a Menu Item: 1. When using the quick add dialog click the ‘special tags‘ that you want attached.   Editing a […]

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When / How Do I Submit My OpenMenu

When you’ve created the OpenMenu for your restaurant for the first time you have to submit the restaurant.  A short review occurs and your OpenMenu will be made live.  Also, when changes are made to your OpenMenu you’ll have to re-submit.  This process ensures that you stay in control of when your restaurant is live […]

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What is my Official OpenMenu

I see a lot of solutions ask for my OpenMenu.  What should I be providing? How to find your OpenMenu: 1. Access the advanced tools for a restaurant by clicking the ‘advanced features’ link under the restaurant’s name from the main OpenMenu Creator page 2. Your OpenMenu is at the top of the page (highlighted […]

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Adding Your First Restaurant

We’ve made our menu management system, called the OpenMenu Creator, the easiest and most powerful tool around for adding, editing and managing your restaurant’s menu and information.  We go beyond just the menu and let you fully and wholly describe your restaurant and it’s location. Creating Your First OpenMenu: 1. Once you’re logged into your […]

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Difference Between Menu Item Sizes and Options

OpenMenu is about standardizing the structure to a restaurant’s menu so making the distinction between sizes and options is important.  This ensures that our solutions can render the menus properly and our distribution partners are getting the correct information. Sizes: Sizes are the alternate sizes, or quantities, a menu item can be ordered.  Examples of […]

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