In a restaurant environment, it may be necessary to join two tables together. For example: Customers at table 1 see some friends dining at table 2 and decide to join them. The server can merge the tables together.
Joining tables at POS
- On the Checks page in Table Layout View, press Join Tables.
- Select the tables to join. When two or more tables are selected, the Join Tables button changes to read Complete Join Tables. Tables are always combined into the FIRST one that is selected.
- Press Complete Join Tables. The items from the selected tables are all combined into the first-selected table. Each combined table's items are placed on a separate check. For example: Table 36 is joined with Table 37. The original items from Table 37's order remain on Check 1, and the items from Table 36 are automatically placed on a new Check 2.
The primary table (the first-selected one) remains coloured blue, while the other joined tables are shaded grey. Joined tables display a link icon below, and indicate the table number that they are joined to.
On the checks page, selecting any of the joined tables will open the order.
Splitting tables at POS
Joined tables may need to be split later on.
- On the Checks page, press Split Tables.
- Select any table in a joined group to split. A message box appears asking if you want to split the tables.
- Press Yes.
Note: If there are any items in the order when the tables are split, all items will remain on the primary table. The other split tables will revert to unoccupied (white).
Paying for joined tables at POS
A group of joined tables is likely to have multiple Checks associated with the order, as when tables are combined, their items are automatically placed on separate checks.
- Pay for the order as normal, by paying off each check.
- When all checks have been paid, a message box appears asking if you want to split the joined tables.
- EITHER press Yes to split the tables;
- OR press No to keep the tables joined.
The tables revert to unoccupied (white), and are available to be used again.
If the tables are kept joined, selecting one to start a new check will create the check for both tables.