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Creating an order

Abacre Restaurant Point of Sale is a complete solution, beginning with taking orders from patrons, and ending with billing and tax reports. The user interface is carefully optimized for high speed input of a patron's order and the prevention of common mistakes. It's designed for using on multiple computers, and contains reliable and secure authorization levels.

Before creating a new order make sure that you have at least one table and one item configurated. First of all choose the table for which you would like to create an order from the list of all available tables and click New order button. Order window with empty order list will appear. In available menu items list will be shown full list of all available items for the order.

For adding an item to the order list first of all choose it from menu list and then click Add to order button. Chosen menu item will be added to the order list.

Second and fastest way of adding an item to order is by using a code.

If you want to add specified count of items: press 1..9 key in Available menu items or in menu items of the bill. Use - or Delete key in order to remove item. or enter count*item code in Item Code field. For example if you want to add 3 items with 106 code: type 3*106 in Item Code field and press Enter. If you want to remove an item: -3*106

In the bottom side of the Order window you will see Sub total and Total values changed. Sub total is a price of all menu items without taxes and tips, total is a price with taxes and tips values.

You can add as many menu items to the order as you need, note that in order list you can see the name of the item, its price (price of each menu item) and quanity. You can remove an item from the orber by choosing it from the order list and clicking Remove item button. When you finish adding menu items set number of Persons.

Also you should know two order's parameters Start time and Serv time. Start time is a time when the order started, in hh:mm format. Serv time is a period of time from Start time and time when the order has been closed. After the order has been created it automatically saves in Orders section of Abacre Restaurant Point of Sale and you can start creating another order. For more information about orders see orders section.

See also:

Getting started | Taking payment | Menu items configuration | Workers configuration | Bill configuration | Payment methods configuration

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