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Adding a Modifier [With Video]


Steps for Adding a Modifier

  1. Enter the Company Menu via Menu Admin.

  2. Locate the product you would like to create a modifier group(s) for, and click on "Modifiers".


  3. In the next screen click on "Add New Modifier"


  4. Enter the external description or the customer-facing description of the modifier group.


  5. The internal description field is hidden, click on "Show/Hide" to enter an optional internal description for the modifier group.


  6. Enter some (optional) customer facing explanation text for the modifier group.

  7. If modifier quantities need to be entered for the modifier group, select Yes under "Support Modifier Quantities" and refer to the article on Modifier Quantities for more information on setting appropriate modifier quantities.

  8. Under "How many modifiers can the customer select from this group?", make the appropriate selections based on the number of modifier choices that the customer can select.

    • Single: Customer must pick a single choice

    • Multiple: Customer can pick none of the choices, or pick a number of choices.

      • Unlimited: the customer can select none of the choices presented to them, or they can select as many options as they prefer, based on the number of offerings.

      • Set a limit: the customer can select a number of choices based on the minimum and maximum range that has been set by the brand (refer to the article on Modifier Quantities listed below to learn more about setting limits for the choices)

  9. Once all of the appropriate selections have been made, hit "Save". 


Steps for Adding Modifier Choices

  1. The newly created modifier group will be on the right-hand side. Click "Edit" to go back into the modifier group.


  2. Use the name field to enter each of the choices you would like to present to the customer. Before clicking on "Add Choice", refer to steps 3 and 4 below.


  3. If you are a brand that is not integrated to a POS, pricing can be entered under the "Price Adjust" field. If pricing differs for stores, pricing should be entered at the store menu level. For POS integrated brands, pricing will pull from the POS, so you do not need to enter pricing into the "Price Adjust" field.

  4. Enter the Base Calories and Max Calories for the choice (for more information on the calorie fields and updating calories, refer to the articles on calories listed below).

  5. Click on "Add Choice". Repeat these steps to add each choice you would like to present your customers with.


Steps for "Nesting" modifiers

In certain instances, you may need to nest modifier groups under modifier choices, in order to present a specific ordering flow within the front end menu. In the example below, customers are presented with the "Choose a dressing" modifier group when they make the choice of adding on a Green Salad to their meal. The "Choose a dressing" modifier group is essentially nested under the Green Salad choice.

When the Green Salad is not selected, the "Choose a dressing" modifier group will not be visible on the front end menu to customers.


In order to nest modifier groups

  1. Click on "Choice Modifiers" within the modifier choice that you would like to nest a modifier group(s) under.

  2. You could reuse an existing modifier group and nest that under the option, or you could create a new modifier group by following the instructions within the Steps for Adding a Modifier and Steps for Adding Modifier Choices sections above.

You are able to nest as many modifiers under each other as you would like. Just keep in mind that the more you nest, the more layers within the menu you would have to manage.


Helpful Articles

Modifier Quantities

FDA - Bulk Display Calories

FDA - Guide to Updating Calories in Menu Admin

Reusing Existing Modifier Groups & Duplicating Modifier Groups


There are multiple ways in which a menu can be built out within Olo Menu Admin, to present customers with varying product flows. Refer to this article to view a few demo sites that present product setups that you may be able to use within your menu.

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