Training: Getting Started with Breadcrumb for Bartenders

Breadcrumb makes it fast and easy to get started behind the bar, even if it's your first day. Once you start using Breadcrumb, you'll find all kinds of short cuts, tools and tips to make bar service faster and more fun for you and your customers. Click any link to jump directly to that section. 

Getting Started

Open a Check

Name a Check

Take a Payment

Pull up a Check

Check Management Tips

End of Shift

Offline Mode


Getting Started:

Managers and owners set up roles and users in the system. You will receive a PIN that is unique to you. Once you PIN in to the app, you'll clock in and then land on the default screen for your role. For Bartenders, we recommend the List/Quick Serve screen. Need to get that set? Here's how

Here's an overview of Breadcrumb's home screen. 


In quick serve mode, you start a check by adding an item. Is it a "one and done" transaction? Tap Fast Cash to close the check.

Find any item quickly with the search bar at the top of the menu section. 

Breadcrumb supports modifiers that are forced, meaning that you must select certain modifiers, and unforced, meaning that you can add modifiers to an item. Most bar menus include only unforced modifiers. To add modifiers to the check, tap the item, select the modifier group and then the modifier. 

Naming a Check

Breadcrumb will automatically number your tabs, but if you wish to name any tab, you can: 

Swipe your guest's credit card. Once you swipe to name, you can also find a check with a swipe. 


Tap the Tap to Name area and add in a location, description, or anything. 


Tap Fast Cash to quickly close a check. For credit cards, swipe the card to proceed to the authorization screen. 

Pulling up Checks

Tap on the Checks list icon on the check view or on the left side of Home.

You can filter by check owner and check status. Too many checks to sift through? Use the search icon to type in the name of the tab and find it right away.


More Check Management Basics

Separate bulk orders into individual line items

Repeat previously ordered items

Split payments across credit cards 

Add a tip to a check. You can do this in bulk by visiting the check list screen

Move an item to another check

Void or Comp a check

Ending Your Shift

You've worked hard! When it's time to end your shift, or just take a break, it's easy to transfer checks, close out, and get your end-of-shift drink. 

Take a Break

Transfer Checks

Get your Checkout Report; you can view it or print it. 

Offline Mode

Breadcrumb is web based and sometimes the internet just doesn't work. When this happens, don't worry! Breadcrumb has you covered. For the most part, the only thing you need to know is that you should not work the same check on different iPads while in offline mode. If you do, some items could be lost. Thirsty for more info? Read these articles:  


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