C01D. Candela Configuration for Fast Food Restaurant
Candela is an excellent solution for fast food restaurants. In these restaurants customers pay over the counters. However it does not suit food businesses which want to manage fine dining operations through the system. Candela does not provide mechanism to assign waiters to specific tables with repeat orders during one sitting.
All menu items are defined as products in the system. For these products we can define recipe also. If we want to define recipe for a product then we mark the product as "assembly" in the main product definition screen. Then we move to "assembly" tab and enter the recipe or ingredients of the product along with their quantities for one unit of product.
For example you sell a Pizza in your restaurant. The pizza has a packaging, 1 Dow of 75 gms, 50 gms of chicken Topping, 20 gms of Olives. Firstly, the Pizza and all its ingredients are defined in the system as products or items. The "Pizza" is marked as "assembly" on the product definition screen. This means that "Pizza" has recipe or bill-of-materials. Next, for "Pizza" we define recipe of all ingredients with quantities that are required to make up one unit of "Pizza". This is done on the "Assembly" tab of product definition screen. Remember, all these ingredients (packaging, dough, toppings, olives) have to defined as products in the system before we can make a recipe.
On point of sales there is nothing special. Invoice is generated for a Pizza. However, at end of day, we run a process for consumption.
This process reduces the inventory of the recipe based on the number of pizza sold during the day. In the purchase menu there are two menu options for doing this. These are "auto assembly creation" and "Product assembly creation/dismantling".
Candela has a functionality of Kitchen terminal. All sales orders which are booked at the counter appear at the kitchen terminal. For this there is a screen "sales status" under shop activities menu.
On this screen all sales, which are done at the POS counter, appear. The Kitchen terminal user, when delivers a particular order, updates the status of that order and that order then disappears from his screen (its status is changed to "Checked" or "Delivered").
System has got touch screen configuration. All menu items are assigned to one of the touch screen buttons. While making invoice, the user can just click on that item to put it in the invoice.