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Menu data export values

The menu data export includes two types of information:

  • Information about each menu item at your restaurant.

  • Information about the premodifiers and postmodifiers created at your restaurant.

The file name of the menu data export is MenuExport_[export file identifier].json. The menu data export is in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. For information about downloading data export files, see Downloading data export files.


The JSON format of the menu data export is significantly different than the spreadsheet formats of other Toast POS data exports. JSON is optimized for use by software and the menu data export is intended to assist in integration with Toast POS API clients.