Core Product: Aloha Quick Service, Aloha Table Service
Complimentary Products: No
Separate License Required? No
Other References: Aloha Quick Service Reference Guide, Aloha Quick Service Report Guide, Aloha Quick Service Screen Designer Guide
About Group Combos
Restaurants often combine and consider a la carte items, such as sandwiches, bagels, donuts, and more, as a single group item. These single group items, referred to as group combos in the Aloha® Point-of-Sale (POS) system, allow the restaurant to offer their guests the best price possible when purchasing bulk or multiple a la carte items. You can have the system automatically convert a la carte items to a group combo when the requirements are met, or apply the group combo using a Front-of-House (FOH) promotion button. In Aloha Quick Service, you can use a one-touch entry button to quickly add a group combo to a guest check as long as you offer the guest one specific item for each component and the guest is not allowed to select from a category of items.
Additionally, you can select a group combo as an eligible or required item for three types of promotions: Coupon, Bogo, and New Price. For example, you can offer a New Price promotion of $4.99 on a group combo that normally includes six donuts and two cups of coffee for $5.99. Again, you can manually apply one of these promotions to the group combo, or have the Aloha POS system automatically apply the promotion to the group combo when the requirements are met.
Note: Effective in Aloha POS v12.3, Table Service quick combos were introduced in Quick Service as group combos, and the feature name changed to group combos within Table Service. The feature maintains its existing functionality, with new functions added.
For reporting purposes, you can determine whether the differential price between a la carte items and group combo items reports as a discount. For example, a single fancy donut sells for $2.00 and if a guest purchases 12 fancy donuts a la carte, the price is $24.00. You sell 12 fancy donuts as a group combo for $12.00, making the price of each donut $1.00. If you report the group combo at a discount, the item prices report as normal at $2.00 and the price differential is $1.00. If you do not report the group combo at a discount, the price reports at the new reduced price of $1.00 and the price differential is $0.00.
Configuring Group Combos
- Establishing global behavior with regard to group combos
- Creating a group combo
- Defining group combos as eligible/required for other promotion types
- Allowing a group combo to be comped
- Providing the ability to apply group combos to guest checks
- Refreshing POS data