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Data Model Example - Food Services

What You’ll Learn

In this section, you will learn:

  • Common entity types used in Food Services data model
  • How data is modeled in example scenarios

Common Entity Types in Food

There are a lot of types that are common in food accounts, this includes:

  • Restaurant - this can be used for Restaurants, Cafes, Bars or other places where a customer would order and consume a meal
  • Events - this can be used for any events that a restaurant or brand would host
  • Jobs - this can be used for available or featured jobs at restaurants or at corporate offices
  • FAQs - this can be used to store common guest or customer questions and answers to help cut down on support costs and improve guest experience
  • Menu Item (Custom) - many restaurant groups choose to create a custom type for Menu Items if they want to have landing pages or Answers cards for their menu items (remember: if they want to sync menu items to listings, they’ll need to turn on the Menu ECL)
  • Services (Custom) - many restaurant groups choose to create a custom type for Services they provide like Catering or Delivery if they want to have a landing page or Answers card for these services
  • Local Services (Custom) - many restaurant groups choose to create a custom type for Local Services that describe one of their services specific to a location or services area if they want to have a landing page for these services

Remember: if a customer wants to sync their Menus to publishers in our Menus Publisher Pack, they’ll need to turn on Menu ECLs, which are separate from Entity Types for now.

Example Scenario

A restaurant group wants to:

  • List their Restaurants with Menu Syncing
  • Build pages for Restaurants and services at each restaurant (e.g., catering at 123 Main St, delivery at 13 Main St)
  • Feature Restaurants, Menu items, Services (generic), Limited Time Offers, Jobs and FAQs in Answers

We would model their account with:

Built-in:

  • Restaurant
  • Menu ECLs
  • FAQ
  • Job

Custom

  • Location Service
  • Service
  • Menu Item
  • Limited Time Offer

Here’s what their graph might look like: food example graph

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    True or False: A restaurant can sync their menus to listings with a custom entity menu item.

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    True or False: Restaurants should use the Location entity to store their restaurants

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