When programming a menu for a full service restaurant. We need Sub Modifiers!!
Lets say the Item is Spaghetti that comes with choice of soup or salad.
Right now the modifier has to read: Every kind of soup and every kind of salad option.
It would be nice if a modifier was able to be programed that said "soup" and then "salad".
Then SUB modifiers would come up. IF Salad was selected all the salad dressings would be listed in the sub modifier. If soup was selected all of the soup options would come up in the sub modifier.
This is currently slated as part of our 2024 roadmap.
We are looking forward to bringing you this feature.
gothen son commented
3xample: create a item, this item later can be use as a modifiers in a another item. So item as modifiers that's pretty good and helpful, just don't forget the price settings too.(Edited by admin)
Josiah Lippke commented
Clover needs to have a modifier on a modifier. This is something most POS systems can do. Shocked Clover hasn't rolled this capability out yet.
Juan Cruz commented
This is very important for restaurants that would love to offer combos.
On the menu options, can you please enable a Sub Category Option which would allow restaurants the ability to add multiple Sub Categories within a defined Category.
Ideally, the options would look like this: Category > Sub Category > Items > Modifier Group > Modifier.
For Example: If the Main Category is Breakfast, the Sub Categories might be Eggs, Omelettes, Pancakes, Waffles, etc. The respective Items could them be added within each Sub-Category.
Thomas Stewart commented
Do we have an update on this?
Is this issue still "under review?" It has been nearly five years since the original post, and the feature is still missing. There is no such thing as a perfect system that suits all users needs, but attention to basic features seems like a small ask.
Ethan Sineath commented
Merchants have been requesting this for almost 6 years within Clover Support. Multiple updates have been made to Clover's inventory since. Is there any update on when Clover will push this simple feature?
John Haag commented
I agree. We have an Ice Cream business. We would like to drive the Min/Max options on our Flavor Modifier so that if a One Scoop item is selected then the customer would select 1 and only one flavor.
If a Two Scoop Item is selected then the customer would need to select a quantity of 2 Flavor modifiers. It could be two scoops of 1 flavor or 1 scoop of Vanilla and one scoop of chocolate.
If a Three Scoop Item was selected then Min = 3 and Max = 3.
Otherwise the only way to accomplish this is to have a separately-managed Flavor Modifier for one scoop, two scoop and three scoop Items. This is NOT manageable when flavors are added, removed and changed often.
Stephen Tyler commented
A must have!
Agreed and voted! Please also support this related request about sub modifiers: https://clover.uservoice.com/forums/946357-management-functions/suggestions/36021394-sub-modifiers
Agreed and voted! Please also support this related request about sub modifiers:https://clover.uservoice.com/forums/946357-management-functions/suggestions/36021394-sub-modifiers
@feedback4clover:"currently you can create a modifier group called soup and one called salad and attach that to an item (spaghetti), and place the respective options under those modifier groups. Have you tried doing that?"
Suggestion appreciated but that still ignores the entire point of the request. Clearly, the ones within Clover who are suggesting things like this have NEVER worked in a restaurant with a major POS System. Respectfully, that explains why the concept of multi-layered modifiers, and modifiers that are triggered (popping up only IF...) flies clear over the heads of that type of individual.
Nobody has time to scroll endlessly until finally finding the exact modifier in a sea of them. If you're not ordering a baked potato, for example, WHY WHY WHY does it HAVE to show those modifiers?, If instead you're NOT ordering a Salad as the side option, WHY do you need to display all of those salad adds/minuses? It's insane really to think that one must scroll through every possible combination of options in spite of the fact that - in this example - there are only TWO sides that are included with the "meal" combination.
So, to answer: YES we've tried that. We've frankly gotten pretty good at working around many of Clover POS deficits in comparison to the rest of the POS world.
But there's no hiding this extreme deficit. It must be addressed, and soon, especially when the SaaS costs continue to rise regularly.
Eric McGinnis commented
Very important. All competitors have this.
Angela Davis commented
Yes, this would be very helpful for restaurants using your POS. I have a platter option that a customer can select 3 menu items from a list of 10. Max of 3. If a customer orders an item individually, they have the option to modify (extra meat, remove ingredient, etc.). This is not possible if I setup the items as modifiers to be able to select a max of 3. I can only put in the name of each item and my cashier has to manually type out the modifiers which is painful for the kitchen to read. If this is not on your roadmap, when is another way to setup something like this?
We have competing POS systems that have as many modifier levels you want, and they prompt, and no, it isn't yet another modifier group you have to scroll through, it walks the server through the natural conversational ordering process. One is on Windows, one is on iOS. At this point as we approach 2023, I have to ask the question: is it Android, or is it that Clover just doesn't want to commit the resources to provide this basic functionality for ALL Table Service Restaurants? If you can't do this, how can we honestly claim to compete with the ones that did commit their resources to get it right?
Please PLEASE get this feature worked out!
Inventory App - The ability to restrict or add modifiers based on other modifiers already selected. For example, to have a Size modifier that will enable different choices based on the size selected.
David Jackson commented
Many full service restaurants have large menus with MANY categories or they have the same item in their dinner and lunch menu but at different prices and/or portions. In clover, this results in FAR too many categories for a server to easily navigate. It would be great to have another layer of "sub-categorization" in the Clover Inventory. This can be to identify meal period (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) or to separate out a bar menu from a food menu. I've lost many merchants to Toast for this specific feature.
Adam Davenport commented
This is a very popular request from merchants.
Gene Brown commented
I don’t think that anyone from the clover design team has ever worked in a large restaurant
Khanh Dao commented
We need a modifier for a MODIFIER, so this can be a Quantity
When can you add this