How to: Change Modifier configuration

(Article #1005)

Summary

(note: you may need to click the Sync from Clover button in the ChowBOT app under the Menu tab in order to force a fresh pull from your Clover inventory in order to see the new features discussed in this article)

This article covers how to create a modifier group with radio buttons vs checkboxes. To clarify terminology:

  • Radio Buttons: A modifier group where exactly one modifier can be chosen (ex: small, medium, or large)
  • Checkboxes: A modifier group where zero or more items can be chosen (ex: different toppings that can be added to a pizza)
 
 


Section 1: General Modifier Configuration

The following details apply to both radio buttons and checkboxes: 

  • Multiple Modifier Groups: ChowBOT supports multiple modifier groups associated with a single item. Each group will be separated by the text entered into the Modifier Group Name field in the Clover Inventory app under the Modifier Groups tab (see example below). If only one modifier group is associated with an item, then the modifier group name will not be shown under the item.
  • Price: Modifiers can be set to $0 or greater value. Set modifiers to $0 for free add-ons.
  • Min / Max Fields: The Min required and Max allowed fields in the Clover Inventory app Modifier Groups tab define whether the group will be formatted with checkboxes or radio buttons (see below for further specific details). 


Section 2: Checkbox Configuration (default)

Examples of why you might want to setup a modifier group with checkboxes includes:

  • Allow customers to remove ingredients from an item (no mushrooms; no onions; no mustard; etc)
  • Allow customers to add features to an item (sliced; toasted; etc)
  • Allow customers to add additional ingredients (extra avocado (+$2); side soup (+$5); add fries ($2); etc)

 

To configure a modifier group with checkboxes, set the following fields within the Modifier Groups tab within the Clover Inventory app:

  • Min required = None
  • Max allowed = None


Section 3. Radio Button Configuration 

Examples of why you might want to setup a modifier group with checkboxes include:

  • Allow customers to define a size (small ($0); medium (+$2); large (+$3))
  • Allow customers to choose spiciness (mild; medium; spicy)
  • Allow customers to add a free side item choice (beans; mac & cheese; slaw; etc)

 

To configure a modifier group with radio buttons, there are two choices:

1. Include a “none” option (ChowBOT automatically adds a “None” option with the following settings):

  • Min required = None
  • Max allowed = 1

2. Without a “none” option:

  • Min required = 1
  • Max allowed = 1

NOTE: values greater than 1 are not allowed for either the Min required or Max allowed fields.


Section 4. Example 

Below is an example showing the values that would need to be entered into specific Modifier Groups to create a variety of different results: