Creating a menu is the most important part of setting up your venue. The menu is the main interface that staff and guests interact frequently for business.
There are two tabs; Menu and Option Groups. In the Menu section, you specify basic menu items and pricing. Option Groups is where you will specify modifiers, options, and add-ons to menu items.
Add Menu allows you to create a new menu from scratch. You can organize Menus into Menu→Section→ Subsection format. TRAY recommends naming subsections the same as their section, which presents a simpler interface for patrons and staff. When you name the section and subsection to different things, they appear in the app with an outline format that may require excessive navigation to locate items. See Adding a Menu.
Import Menu allows you to take an existing menu from sources such as Locu, Omnivore, or another venue you already manage through TRAY. Once imported, edit the menu within TRAY HQ.
Export Menu allows you to take an existing menu from sources such as Locu, Omnivore, or another venue you already manage through TRAY. Once imported, edit the menu within TRAY HQ.
Reorder Menu allows you to organize the layout of the different menus. You can sort the Menus manually, automatically, or alphabetically.
If you are managing multiple venues, you can use the Import Menu function to pull menus from one of your venues to another without having to recreate them.
Once you create the menu section and subsection, you can click the + symbol to add an individual item with all its details, or click the Bulk Add button to add multiple items at once. Bulk Add only lets you add items and a price; you must add other details in afterwards.
Note: Bulk Add does not automatically add a category to your items, add a category to the items via Bulk Add, or they do not print at all.