A Modifier can be prefixed by a Prep Mod, which is an instruction like only, lite & on the side. For example, if you choose the Prep Mod "Only" followed by the modifier "bacon" then the item being modified will send to the kitchen with the instruction "only bacon."
You can configure up to 10 unique Prep Mods. Each Modifier Canvas allows you to choose up to 3 Prep Mods to use alongside Focus's 3 default Modifier Commands. The default Modifier Commands are typically No, Sub, & Extra unless they have been renamed. This article will walk you through the creation of a Prep Mod & how to assign that Prep Mod to a Modifier Canvas using Focus Local.
- General - Allows the user to configure options in the General Window.
Add a New Prep Mod
From an Order Entry Station
Step 1: Select the Wrench icon from the login screen
Step 2: Choose the Setup option
Step 3: Enter your access code (fingerprint or manager card option available)
Step 4: Path to Miscellaneous > General
Note: From Focus's back of house solution, login and follow the steps from here forward.
Step 5: Select the Prep Mod Tab
Step 6: Enter a name (up to 10 characters) & select the appropriate options (keyboard required)
A Prep Mod name should be as short as possible while still effectively communicating its instruction.
- Image - An image that represents the Command Name.
- Preferably not much larger than 24 X 24 or 32 X 24
- Add - Used in KVS (Kitchen Video Systems) to designate the color of the modifier.
- Cut - Used in KVS (Kitchen Video Systems) to designate the color of the modifier.
- Price Number - The Price Number to apply to the Prep Modifier.
- Leave set to none if you don't want to charge anything when the Prep Mod is selected
- e.g., Lite (Prep Mod) + Bacon (Modifier) = Lite Bacon when Lite is selected before choosing Bacon. If Lite is programmed with Price Number (Price 6), then Lite Bacon will charge if Bacon has a price programmed on Price 6.
Adding an Image:
- Click to folder icon in the image field
- Browse to C:\Focus\images or D:\Focus\images to search the images directory
- Choose the desired image and select Open
- If creating your own image you will need to have added that image to the images directory in the Focus folder. It is most common for the Focus folder to be on the C: drive.
Step 7: Save & Close to exit the General setup window and return to the dashboard
Assign a Prep Mod to a Canvas
Step 8: Path to Menu > Canvases
Step 9: Scroll until you can select the desired Modifier Canvas
Step 10: Use Prep Modifier Commands drop down to add your previously created Prep Mod
Step 11: Save & Close to exit the Canvases setup window and return to the dashboard
Add a Prep Mod Command to a Canvas
Step 12: Navigate to Menu > Canvas Designer or select the Canvases icon
Step 13: Return to the Canvas that you added the Prep Mod to e.g., Burger Mods (Slot 1) and make sure that the proper Command (PrepMod1) is part of the Canvas layout
- PrepMod1, PrepMod2, or PrepMod3 correspond to Slots 1, 2, and 3
- In the screenshot below, PrepMod1 is already available on the Canvas layout
- If the Prep Mod Command isn't present, it can be added by selecting Add > Add > Command on the Canvas Inspector
- Click in the empty space on the Canvas and a new Command Button will appear
- Edit the size and color of your new Command Button as needed
- Edit the Height & Width cells on the Canvas Inspector to change the button size
- Use the Format drop down on the Canvas Inspector to choose the button color
- Drag the button to the desired position and use the Align option of the Canvas Inspector to perfect the positioning
- With the new Command Button selected, assign PrepMod1, PrepMod2, or PrepMod3 to the Item field on the Canvas Inspector
Step 14: Save & Select X to exit Canvas Designer
Step 15: Select the green icon pictured below, or path to File > Quit to return to the login screen
For any questions/issues regarding Prep Mod setup through Focus Local, please contact our support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.