In this article, we will go over the menu buddies setting found on the customer's side of the online ordering interface.  The menu buddies is the dropdown box called:  This item is for:

The purpose of this dropdown is to help assign menu items selections to a specific person.  So for example, if a secretary was ordering for an office luncheon she could assign each menu item selected to the person who ordered the menu item.   Then the restaurant/caterer would write the menu buddies name on the bag so that when the food is delivered the client would not have to open up the package to see who the item is for.

Note that this will appear on the customer side as well as the employee side

By default, the menu buddies are turned on.   If you would like to turn them off this article will show you how.

Below is a screenshot of the view the customer will see when accessing your CaterZen Online Ordering Interface.

Below is a video on how to configure your Menu Buddies Settings.


Below are step-by-step instructions on how to configure your Menu Buddies Setting.

1 - Click on the Admin tab -  look for the General Settings section - then the Online Ordering bubble - and then the Menu Buddies link.

2 - Once you click on the Menu Buddies link then you will see the check box to Show the Menu Buddies.  By default, this will be checked.

3 - If you want the customer to be able to assign menu items to customers leave the box checked.   If you do not want this dropdown box to appear on the customer's side of the CaterZen Online Ordering Interface please un-check the box. The changes will automatically save.

4 - Here is what the CaterZen Online Ordering site will look like without the dropdown box appearing.

You have now learned how to turn off the Menu Buddies dropdown box found on the customer's side of the CaterZen Online Ordering Interface.