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How to edit Your restaurant’s menu in Google My Business

Published May 19, 2021

Satisfy customers’ appetites by adding your menu to your restaurant’s Google My Business listing

Do you look up a restaurant’s menu already knowing what you’re going to order? Or sometimes you choose between restaurants based on their menus? Well, it turns out you’re not alone! Both are common practices. And Google trends’ data shows "menu" related searches have increased significantly in the last four years.

Optimizing your restaurant’s search ranking by using the right keywords, making sure your business listing is up to date and responding to online reviews will go a long way toward building brand awareness. Like you, your customers want to see what you’re selling—and handing them an online menu just got easier. 

Google My Business has a functionality that lets business owners add their own structured menu and showcase it directly on their Google business listing.

It can be done in the dashboard with the rest of your business’s information. Just follow these easy, step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Claim your business listing on Google

Chances are there’s already a Google My Business listing for your restaurant, but if not, creating one is super easy. Simply go to, sign in with an existing Google account and search for your business.

Once you’ve selected your business’s name, category, phone number and website, you’ll be prompted to verify your listing before any edits are published. To verify you are an actual representative of your establishment, Google will send a postcard to your business’s address with a verification code and instructions, ensuring the information you provided is accurate. Note: Your business must be verified before any edits to your business listing can be published.

Step 2: Customize your listing

While you wait patiently for your verification card to arrive (in about 5 days), you can go ahead and customize the information on your business listing—including your menu. In your dashboard, select your restaurant’s listing and click “Edit.” From there, you can add your hours of operation, a link for reservations or online ordering, photos and other business attributes.

Step 3: Create your menu

To add or edit menu items, click “Menu.” From there, you can create sections to organize your menu by course or create a dedicated section to showcase current special offers. Under each section, add the name, description and price for the various dishes you serve in that category.

Note: The menu editor is only available for businesses that are not already using a third-party menu provider and in English-speaking locales. Other businesses, such as a barbershop or spa, can use this section to list a menu of services offered.

Step 4: Double-check for accuracy

Your restaurant’s listing on Google is often a consumer’s first impression of your restaurant so make sure it’s accurate and complete. Incorrect or inconsistent information makes it hard for customers to find and contact you which can hurt your ranking in search results.

Google’s goal is to make finding information and taking action as easy as possible. Because of that, links to certain third-party online ordering or reservation services may automatically appear on your Google listing and can’t be edited in Google My Business. See this help center article for more information on how to correct or remove an incorrect link.

Step 5: Add some flair

While you’re working on your listing, boost your restaurant’s appeal by listing amenities (such as free Wi-Fi or free parking), adding photos of your establishment and sharing videos that tell your brand’s story.

And, voilà! You’re ready to publish your restaurant’s listing (once you’ve completed the verification process, of course). Now it’s time to start ushering in more hungry patrons!

When your restaurant is backed by NCR VOYIX, it's simple to stay out front.

Whether that's literally up front with your customers, or out front of your competition.

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