Menu Items Overview


Selecting Menu Items from the Product Information menu brings up a list of all menu and side items that are set up in the system.  This list is sorted alphabetically by Menu Group.  Each menu item must belong to a menu group in order to be displayed in the Ordering Module when creating an order.



Ticket Name

This is the name of the menu item as it appears on the kitchen ticket or Makeline Monitor.  This is a required field.


Button Name

This is the name of the menu item as it appears on the ordering screen.  This is a required field.  A semicolon (;) in the button name acts like a carriage return; it breaks the button name into two lines. Click here for an example.   


Group Name

This is the name of the Menu Group to which this menu item belongs.


Menu Class

This field is used in conjunction with advanced coupon functionality.  See Advertised Coupons for more information.


Sort Order

This is the order in which this item appears on the ordering screen.  The lower the number the higher the item will appear on the screen; a Sort Order of 0 will be the first in the list, while a Sort Order of 999 will be last.  The list is sort top to bottom left to right.  If multiple items have the same Sort Order, those items will be sorted alphabetically.



Check this option if the menu item is no longer active.  It is then removed from the menu ordering screen.  In most cases, it is better to mark items as 'inactive' as opposed to completely deleting them, because 'inactive' items can be reactivated simply by un-checking the box if you start selling the item again.


Sold Out

Check this option if the menu item is sold out.  It remains on the menu ordering screen, but displays a message stating the item is Sold Out if selected.  Items can be marked as Sold Out in the Advanced Options button of the ordering screen as well.



This field is used in conjunction with the Advanced Pricing and Advertised Coupons features of PrISM.  It is not related to menu group sizes.  Because this is an advanced feature of the PrISM system, it is highly recommended that you contact Microworks Technical Support for more information.


Kitchen Number

This is where you'll specify at which kitchen printer or Makeline Monitor this item should appear, if applicable.  This number corresponds to the respective kitchen printer(s) as defined in Station Setup.  If this item does not need to go to a kitchen printer or Makeline Monitor, leave this field set to zero.


Separate Slip

Check this box if you'd like this item printed on a separate slip.  This applies to box labels only, not kitchen slips.  If a separate slip is used, the entire menu item name will print on the box label.  If it is not checked, the Slip Code for this item will print on another item's label.


Slip Code

This is a six-character code which will print on a box slip if a separate slip is not used for this menu item.  Slip codes print in a designated area of Separate Slip labels (see above).  For example, if your Large Pizza item is marked as Separate Slip and your 2 liter Coke has a Slip Code of "2LCOKE", when the two items are ordered together only one label will print.  2LCOKE will appear in a special area of the Large Pizza label.  If an order is made up only of items that have Slip Codes, a label will print that has no main item (like the Large Pizza in the previous example) but has all the Slip Codes in the Slip Code area of the label.


No Slip Item

This option designates this item as not requiring any printing on a box label.  If all items on an order are marked as No Slip item, then no labels will print.  If any items on the order do not have No Slip checked, the No Slip option is ignored.


Primary Product Code

This is the product code that this item falls under for reporting purposes.  Every item should have a Primary Product Code to accurately categorize sales.  If this field is left blank, then all sales for this item will flow into the last Product Code that's in the drop-down list.  This is a required field.


Secondary Product Code

The Secondary Product Code is used by the Secondary Product Mix Report.



Check this option if this item is a beverage.  Beverage sales can be seen as a column in Hourly Reports.



If this item is a can or bottle and your state uses bottle deposits, enter the amount of the deposit here.  This deposit is deducted from the listed price of the item and is non-taxable.  For example, if you would like to charge $1.00 for a can of soda and add a $0.05 deposit to that, you should set the price of the item at $1.05 and the deposit at 0.05.  This will cause $1.00 of the item's price to charge tax and $0.05 to be a non-taxable deposit.



Check this option if this item is taxable.


Tax Type

This sets the way tax is calculated for the item.  There are several types of tax calculation options: