This article is part of the Manager Log Module training.  Click here for more information on the Manager Log Module


Task Lists are User created lists that can be put to use manually, or scheduled for regular reoccurring use.  Task Lists can be assigned to a Location or set of Locations.  Uncompleted tasks can be auto-closed as ‘incomplete’.  Tasks cannot be deleted from a Location once they have been assigned to that location for that day.


To create and manage Task Lists, a User must have the 'Accounting Manager' or 'Manager Log Creator' security roles.  Click here for more information on Assigning Security Roles


Task Lists


Expand the 'Administration' subsection in the 'Manager Log' module and select 'Task List Setup' to view existing Task Lists.  Three 'placeholder' Task Lists will be present in the list.  These can be deleted if necessary by selecting 'Delete' on the Save menu.  Double click on a record to open and update the Task List.



Create a Task List


Hover over the 'Mgr Log' menu and select 'Task List Setup' to open the Task List form




Task List Form



1) Name - enter the display name of the Task List

2) Repeat Schedule - select a Repeat Schedule for the list.  If the list will only be used Manually, leave the default option, 'Manually', set.

Repeat Schedules function in the background of Restaurant365 to create the Task List based on the selected Repeat Schedule, Start Time, and Due Time.  Repeated Task Lists will be generated the night before the start of the next Task List Cycle.

  • Note: If the night before the start of the next cycle has already passed, then the Repeat will not happen until the following cycle.  A good example of this is the ‘Period’ repeat schedule.  If we select to have this Task List repeat each period, but we are already in the middle of the current period, Restaurant365 will not automatically create this task list for us for the Current Period.  The reason being that the night before the start of the next cycle, the current period, has already passed.  We would need to create this Task List via ‘Use Manual Task List’ in the Mgr Log menu in the top ribbon.


Repeat Schedule options include:

  • Daily - repeats every day
  • Weekly - when selected you can choose which day, or days, that this task list will repeat on by clicking the day name



  • Manually - this Task List will be initiated via the 'Mgr Log' menu by selecting 'Use Manual Task List'



  • Period*
  • Monthly*
  • Quarterly*
  • Yearly*
    • * Note: the 'Date Occurrence' must be selected from one of these three options:
      • First Day
      • Last Day
      • Same Day


3) Auto-Close Incomplete checkbox - this checkbox is used in conjunction with Repeat Schedules.  This setting will automatically close any open tasks when the next cycle starts.  These system-closed tasks will be marked as ‘Closed – Incomplete’.  This will save our Restaurant Manager from being bogged down by numerous past due tasks that can no longer be completed.  A good example of this would be the daily task 'Scrape Grill'.  If it is Friday and the daily 'Scrape Grill' task from Tuesday was never completed, it doesn't help your Managers to have tasks that can no longer be completed filling up their task lists.

4) Preliminary Save - This save button is here for a preliminary save after the other header fields have been completed.  Notice how the 'Tasks' and 'Security' tabs are grayed out and inaccessible.  Once we click this save button, the button will disappear and we'll have access to those tabs and settings.

5) Active / Schedule for All Locations - set if the Task List will be active and have the same repeat schedule at all Locations.  Clicking 'No' (red) makes the 'Active Locations' tab appear.

6) Description - enter a description for the Task List

7) Task & Security Tabs -  these settings appear after the other settings have been entered and the Save button (4) has been clicked

8) Start & Due Time - Select the 'Start Time' and 'Due Time' for the Task List.  'Start Time' will determine when the Task List is created (per the Repeat Schedule), while 'Due Time' will determine if and when the Tasks are 'Overdue'.



Active Locations / Custom Repeat Schedule Tab


The Task List can be 'Active & Same Schedule at All Locations' per the toggle in the form screenshot above (5).  However, if the Task List needs to be set up for just certain Locations, or if the Repeat Schedules need to be custom, you can set those settings on this tab.  Toggle each 'Log Active' to enable the Log at each Location .  Once enabled, you can set a Custom Repeat Schedule by toggling that switch on.  Fill out the prompt then save to set the custom schedule.




Security Tab


Similar to Log Categories, this setting allows which Employee Job Titles can use and complete tasks in this Task List.  The default setting is 'All Jobs'.  If deselected, the 'Jobs without Access' and 'Jobs with Access' panels will appear on the Security tab.  Each Job Title with Access will need to be manually selected in order to use this Task List.




Tasks Tab


This tab is where you create each of the Tasks that will be part of the Task List.  At first glance, there are not Tasks and all that we see is a 'New Entry' button.



Click the 'New Entry' button to open the Entry Prompt, where you choose which type of Task Entry to create.



Options include:

  • Yes / No Toggle
  • Completed Checkbox
  • Whole Number field (with goal and tolerance)
  • Decimal Number field (with goal and tolerance)
  • Short Text (single line)
  • Comment Box (multiple line)
  • Upload a Photo
  • Section Heading - used for structure of the Task List


Task Setup Prompt



1) Prompt - enter the Task Prompt as it will be displayed to your Employees on the Task List

2) Value Type - this is set when you click on the Entry Type

3) Goal* - see below

4) Tolerance* - see below

5) Category - optionally assign a Log Category

6) Instruction - add any additional instructions to the task.  If present, an 'information icon' will be present on the task line.  User can hover over the icon to view the instructions in a tool tip, or click on the icon to view them in a popup

7) Assigned To - optionally assign the Task to a specific User / Employee

8) Upload File - upload an attachment to the Task.  Attachments will appear as paperclips on the task line.


*Goal and Tolerance


Whole Number and Decimal Number task response criteria include two optional fields on the Task Setup prompt.  ‘Goal’ represents the desired whole or decimal number goal for the task, while ‘Tolerance’ represents the acceptable or tolerable variance from the goal.  Any value that falls outside (plus or minus) of the ‘Tolerance’ value will result in the Task being automatically flagged for additional follow up.

Task lists that contain any flagged entries will be flagged on the Daily Overview page, and on the Task Lists view.  Individual flagged entries will be listed for review on the Flagged Entries View


Re-order Tasks and Headings


Task and Section Headings can be reordered as needed by clicking and dragging the line item to the desired sorting order.  When all tasks have been added and the desired Task Order is in place, save and close the Task List Setup.  The Task List is now ready to use!


R365 Mobile App View

  1. Task List Management
  2. New Task List
  3. New Task List (scrolled down)
  4. Actions