Wix Restaurants: Preparing Your Menus for Online Ordering

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Important:
  • This article is about Wix Restaurants Orders (New), Wix's new online ordering app. Learn how to set it up
  • For info on the previous online ordering app, click here
Make your restaurant's menus suitable for online ordering, to allow customers to place orders and customize their selection. You can add variables and modifiers, mark items as "out of stock", allow customers to add special requests for items, and manage items' tax.  
A screenshot of an online ordering menu
In this article, learn how to:

Adding item modifiers

You can add modifier groups to any item customers can personalize, like a "Toppings" group with all the available pizza toppings (i.e. modifiers), or a "Fillings" group for sandwiches. Additionally, you have the flexibility to decide which options are complimentary and which come with an extra charge. Once you create a group of modifiers, you can add it to any menu item without having to create it again.

To add item modifiers:

  1. Go to Menus (New) in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select a menu item or create one.
  3. Click the Modifiers tab.
  4. Click + Add Modifier Group.
  5. Set up your modifiers.
a screenshot of the modifiers panel in the new menus app on wix dashboard

Setting items as in stock or out of stock

Toggle to mark items as in or out of stock. In your online ordering menu, items in stock are active, while out-of-stock items appear grayed out and can't be ordered.
A screenshot of an out of stock item tag

To set an item as in stock or out of stock:

  1. Go to Menus (New) in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select a menu item or create one.
  3. Click the Ordering tab.
  4. Click the In stock toggle to enable or disable it.
A screenshot of the out of stock toggle

Allowing customers to add special requests for items

You can decide which menu items come with a "Special Request" field, where customers let you know what changes they would like.
A screenshot of a request field

To enable or disable the special request field:

  1. Go to Menus (New) in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select a menu item or create one.
  3. Click the Ordering tab.
  4. Select or deselect the checkbox next to Accept special requests.
A screenshot of the special request checkbox

Managing items tax

When you set up tax collection for your business, you can set the same rate for all your items, or create groups for items taxed at different rates. Then, you can select which tax group a specific restaurant item belongs to.
For example, if the sales tax in your location is 10%, but alcohol is taxed at 15%, set up a tax group for alcohol and assign a 15% tax rate override.

To assign a restaurant item to a tax group:

  1. Go to Menus (New) in your site's dashboard.
  2. Select a menu item or create one.
  3. Click the Ordering tab.
  4. Select the relevant group from the Items tax group drop-down.

FAQs

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What's Next?
Add automatic discounts and coupons to your site to entice customers to place an order. 

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