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About modifiers

In Lightspeed K Series, product modifiers can be understood as both production instructions and sub-items.

One type of modifier on Lightspeed Restaurant (K Series) includes production instructions. Production instructions inform the kitchen on specific preparation information for an item. Production instructions can be configured as automatically tied to an item, so whenever a POS user adds that item to an order, they are prompted to include the relevant preparation info. Production instructions are usually not associated with an extra cost and don't appear on reports. You can create, edit and export production instructions from your Back Office.

Another type of modifier on Lightspeed Restaurant (K Series) includes sub-items. Sub-items are order items that are attached to a main item. An example of a sub-item could be “salad dressing” for the main item “salad.” You can give the sub-item any price you want. For instance, you can have a sub-items price included in the parent item price, or define the extra cost by adding a default price for the sub-item.

There are two ways to use modifiers on the POS. One option is to add instruction buttons to menus, so that the instruction can be added to any item at any time needed. See About menus for more information about adding buttons to menus. The other option is to assign modifiers directly to items from the Back Office. For instance, when a steak order is made, the POS will ask what type of sub-items or preparation instructions to use. See About items for more information on how to link production instructions to an item.


What's next?

Refer to these articles to learn more about managing your production instructions from the Back Office:

If you would like to add modifiers from your Back Office, see Adding modifiers.

Once you have created production instructions or sub-items, you can edit them both from the Back Office. See Editing modifiers.

Once a modifier is added on Lightspeed Restaurant (K Series) you can always export the information into a CSV format for use beyond the Back Office.

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