Prevent Orders From Being Placed On Days Your Restaurant is Closed
Patronpath online ordering for restaurants includes a feature that provides restaurant owners the ability to set a closed schedule for days the business is closed – and therefore not taking and fulfilling online orders. No one wants to experience the disappointment that’s sure to occur when a favorite food order is placed online only to find out upon arrival that the establishment is closed.
A closed schedule can be created for dates years in advance. As a business operator, your known closed dates may be entered at any time. When a patron attempts to choose that date to pick up an order, a customized message appears notifying patrons that the restaurant is closed and not accepting online orders for pickup or delivery for that day.
If an unforeseen circumstance occurs and the restaurant needs to close outside the normal schedule of closed dates, the mobile and web ordering site can be closed immediately. This is a manual process and requires the site be reopened when the business is ready to resume normal operations.
Equally important is setting breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu availability times. Once a patron chooses a time for pickup or delivery, the online ordering interface only shows the food items in menus that are available at the time the patron selected. (This prevents patrons placing orders for lunch specials for pickup at 7:00pm.) The menu availability times are set up during the customer onboarding process and need only be modified if menu items become available during additional day parts.
Learn more about Patronpath mobile and web ordering and be sure to contact us at patronpath.com.