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Managing your Grubhub menu within the Grubhub for Restaurants platform

Did you know your menu plays the most significant role in determining your restaurant’s success on Grubhub?

It’s essential to make it easier for diners to order from you by including mouth-wasting menu descriptions and menu photos. In our experience, restaurants that follow menu best practices, such as adding pictures and descriptions, receive as much as 70% more orders and 65% higher sales compared to restaurants that do not.¬†

To help you get started with your menu within your Grubhub for Restaurants account, we’ve put together this introductory guide that highlights the basics of managing your menu, including adjusting or updating menu items make adjustments, and add menu photos.¬†

If you are a current Grubhub Restaurant partner interested in learning more about managing your menu, please sign in to your Grubhub for Restaurant’s account and navigate to the Help Center.¬†

Not a Grubhub restaurant partner? Sign up with Grubhub for Restaurants today to access hungry diners ready to order takeout and delivery from your restaurant.

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Managing your Grubhub menu within the Grubhub for Restaurants portal

When you log into your Grubhub for Restaurant account, navigate to the lefthand sidebar on desktop, or the three-bar icon in mobile, to access the ‘Menu’ screen.

From your menu screen, you can easily find your menu items using the search bar located at the top right of your screen. In addition, you can view the following:

Sections

Help differentiate and organize the various offerings on your Grubhub menu, such as desserts, drinks, and different food types. When diners view your restaurant, they use sections to navigate through your menu.

Modifiers

give your customers the option to customize their orders. Examples include dressing options, topping choices, extra add-ons, or even the option to remove ingredients.

Schedules

 Designate what times of day or days of the week menu items are available. 

Sizes

 Within your menu, you can include:

  • Drink sizes (such as 8 oz, 16 oz)¬†
  • Pizza sizes (14‚ÄĚ, 18‚ÄĚ, 21‚ÄĚ)¬†
  • Or entree portions (half or full)

How to add or update menu items within your Grubhub for Restaurants account

To add menu items, please follow the following steps:

  • Log into your Grubhub for Restaurants account
  • Select the Menu tab from the left sidebar or the icon on mobile.
  • On the left hand of the page, select a menu Selection, and then the + add item button on the right-hand side of the page.
  • Fill out the details of your new menu item in the Add New Item window using the Info & Modifiers and Availability & Labels tab.

For more information on adding menu items, please visit the Help Center within your Grubhub for Restaurants account. 

You can also update menu items and adjust menu prices from the Menu tab in your Grubhub for Restaurants account.

How to update a menu item within your Grubhub for Restaurants account

  • Make sure you are logged in to your Grubhub for Restaurants account.
  • navigate to your Menu in the righthand dashboard
  • Find the menu item you want to edit by typing it in the search field within the menu dashboard or by selecting the Section the menu item is located within.
Screenshot of the search field you can access from your menu dashboard
Screenshot of the menu sections dropdown within your menu dashboard
  • Select a menu item to edit the item details
screenshot of a menu item within Grubhub for Restaurants portal

From Info and Modifiers tab, you can update:

  • Item name
  • Description
  • Menu section
  • Base price
  • Photo
  • Availability
  • Modifiers

From the Settings and Labels tab, you can update: 

  • Item availability schedule
  • Labels

Adding photos to your Grubhub Menu

Adding photos to your menu attracts more customers to your menu and drives more orders. With menu photos, you can make a great first impression by showing customers what your restaurant’s all about with beautiful photography of your signature dishes, boost sales, and enjoy greater advertising opportunities with Grubhub for Restaurants. 

When adding photos to your menu, whether it is a Header, profile, or logo image, it’s important to understand how it will appear.

layout of how photos appear within your Grubhub menu

How to add photos to your menu

  • Log in to your Grubhub for Restaurants account and navigate to the Menu tab from the left sidebar on desktop or the menu dropdown on mobile.
  • Select the menu item you would like to add a food photo to and click the Add Photo icon
  • Once you select the photo icon you will have the option to either upload an image or import from Instagram.
screenshot of popup
To upload photos you will need to agree to the terms and conditions
  • Make sure to agree to the terms and conditions
  • Choose the photo you would like to use.¬†
  • The chosen photo will be in review while our automated system. After processing, the system will signify the status of the photo as one of the following:
    • Approved: image passed system criteria
    • In review: image is currently in the system processing
    • Rejected: Image did not pass system criteria

Our system checks images based on these criteria: 

  • Size/resolution
    • ¬†Images must be at least 200√ó200 pixels.
  • Content
    • All images except for the logo should be photos of food. Photos of coupons, weekly specials, or restaurant interior/exterior are not accepted.
  • Text/phone number
    • ¬†Images shouldn‚Äôt have text or words on them, including the name of the dish, coupons, or special deal information. Logos cannot have the restaurant phone number included.
  • Safe search
    • ¬†Images cannot contain images flagged for adult content, violence, or medical (i.e. gore/blood).
  • Copyright
    • ¬†Images must not return matching URLs from reverse Google image search.

To learn how to add photos from your desktop, mobile, or Instagram account, please sign in to your Grubhub for Restaurants account to access this help center article.