Gastro is the module responsible for bringing features of a restaurant on the NexoPOS software. The latter allows you to transform a simple retail software into a restaurant management software with new features unprecedented.
In this guide, you will learn how to install, configure, and use the module.
What Gastro brings in addition to the basic features of Nexopos
Gastro extends the basic features of NexoPOS by adding new features. Among these new features you can count:
order management interface on the kitchen
- A table and room manager
- Modifiers for products
- A meal feature, for group orders.
- Cloud printing via Google Cloud Print.
We will address each point successively.
1 – Order Management Interface
This feature provides tracking of commands when they are sent to the kitchen. Thus, when an order arrives in the kitchen, the status “in progress” is assigned to it. When the kitchen receives the command and begins the preparation, a “current” status is assigned to it. When the meal is ready, a “ready” state is assigned to it.
This allows the cashier to know when an order is ready to be served, which improves the quality of service.
This interface allows you to select items from a meal or order and start preparing it. Each time, this will update the status of the current order or meal. From this interface it will also be possible to see notes and modifiers.
This feature is not imposed. You can turn it off and use only printers in the kitchens.
To disable this feature, you must access “your shop Settings > Restaurant settings“, where “your shop” takes the value of the name of your shop. Then scroll down to the “Disable screen kitchen” option.
2 – Table Manager
The table Manager allows you to manage customer reception and simplify the order process. When a customer enters the restaurant, you can set the number of places the client (or customers) will use. The past order will also be linked to their table, which will simplify the order management process for the waiters.
The table Manager supports a large number of tables, areas and rooms. If your restaurant is compartmentalized in several rooms or areas, it will be very helpful.
Once a table is selected, you will have to choose the number of occupants and either send the order to the kitchen or invoice the order and send it to the kitchen.
Each busy table will display a counter that indicates the duration of each client on a table. When customers have finished their meal, the tables will have to be defined as available, in order to receive new customers.
3 – Meal Feature (Deprecated)
The functionality of the meal, allows to group different foods (eg Sandwitch + lemon juice + coffee) into a set. This set once arrived in the kitchen, allows the chefs to know how they should compose the meal plate. Thus, the server will only offer foods that are to what each customer will have asked for.
This feature is also not imposed. You can turn it off in the restaurant settings.
When this feature is enabled, the meal design process starts with the click on “Make a meal“. Which then allows you to add food, juice or fruit to this meal.
Meals can also be changed from this same interface. You only need to make sure that you are not composing a meal.
4 – Cloud Printing with Google Cloud Print
With Google Print, you will be able to print an order at kitchen, without this printer being directly linked to your tablet that could be used to take orders. The printer setup will be the subject of another tutorial. However, what you need to know is that you will need to retrieve some information from your Google Print account and you will also have to provide your Gastro license.
How to install Gastro on NexoPOS
Since Gastro is a Tendoo CMS module, it should be installed using the same recommendations shared for all Tendoo CMS modules. If you are about to update your installation, there is a tutorial released on YouTube, which might guide you correctly.
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