WP Plugin Directory Page: https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-restaurant-menu-manager
Easy Restaurant Menu Manager plugin comes with a light version available for free and a premium version that has a price tag of just $25. There is a Daily Specials Plugin that is also premium available for $15. For $40 investment you can have both the menu and the daily specials. Worth it? Not really.
The basic free version of Easy Restaurant Menu Manager does not allow images to be uploaded for your menu items. Maybe some menu’s don’t require images. More so with fine dining, printed menus. Online, I think we’d expect at the option to upload images, even if it’s only for a few featured items. This restriction struck me as providing a weak plugin just to get a foothold in the official WP plugins directory as a way to sell premium.
The other major restriction to the free version of Easy Restaurant Menu Manager is being limited to 1 menu.
From a presention standpoint Easy Restaurant Menu Manager get a C-grade. The plugin output could certainly be styled to create a stylish menu. It’s default styles are not great. The price and menu icons are unusually small however, making for an unpolished look out of the box. You can see in the demo’s of this plugin and the screen shot we took from our menu test, that most themes will render the price and icons super small. We’d want those to be easy visible to the user even without custom CSS styling.
Bottom line on Easy Restaurant Menu Manager is it’s free version is not great, the premium might be a decent product but we believe there is something available that is open source and provides both menu item images and multiple menus.
Our search continues for the ultimate WordPress Restaurant Menu plugin.