Timed Menus

Breadcrumb gives you the ability to set Display Groups to appear on your iPad based on a time, date range, or day of the week. This feature is great if you offer a happy hour, special pricing during a specific time/day, or have certain items available only during a specific time/day. Before you can set up a timed menu you will need to create items and set up display groups

Please note that this feature impacts the display of these groups only. Items on timed menus are always searchable. 

You must have Breadcrumb release 2.6.7 or higher to use this feature. 

Version 2.6.7 will be generally released at 2 a.m. PST onFebruary 25, 2016. 

This feature allows you to set certain display groups to appear at specific times. If you also offer certain items for sale at a discounted price during a certain time, you will need to create these items first, with the discounted price. This feature does not automatically apply a discount. 

To Set up timing for an existing Display Group:

  1. Log in to Breadcrumb HQ
  2. Tap Menus
  3. Tap Display Groups
  4. Select the desired Display Group
  5. Under 'Display Timing' you have the option to either set the display group to always show or set up time and date constraints. 

Time: Will set the time in which the Display Group will appear on the set Menu.

Date Range (optional): Will set the date range in which you would like this display group to appear, for example, if you are running a seasonal special for one month only. 

Repeat: Will set how often you would like the display group to appear on the menu. You can select Every day, Weekdays, Weekends, or you can customize the days. 

Once you select your display preferences, press save. The display group will now appear on the iPads only during the specified times, date, and frequency. 

Learn how to create a new display group and add it to a menu.

To confirm you have set up a Timed Menu:

From HQ:

  1. Log in to Breadcrumb HQ
  2. Tap Menus
  3. Tap Display Groups
  4. Locate the Display Group for which you set up timing preferences
  5. You will see a clock icon which indicates that the Display Group is set up to show at a specific time. Hover over the clock icon to view the times the Display Group will show, or click the display group to view the settings or make any changes.

From the Breadcrumb Application:

  1. Open the Breadcrumb Application on your iPad
  2. Tap either Tables or Quick Serve to view your menu
  3. Next to the Display Group you will see a clock icon which indicates that the Display Group is set up to show at a specific time. The time for which the display group will stop showing will be listed.