Figure I'd query with the geniuses over on StackExchange as I think I've hit a roadblock in my project. I'm building a website containing menus from multiple restaurants with the vision that it could eventually grow to become a local online food ordering marketplace.
Taking into consideration the e-commerce plugins currently in development, I'm going to make an assumption that a single product would constitute as a single entry with these add-ons, so this makes the hierarchy of data a bit of a challenge.
- Menu items need to be associated with a restaurant.
- Menu items need to be categorized, but categories are unique per restaurant
I've played with various configurations thus far and haven't really found a method that I'd deem "ideal."
I've considered using Structure exclusively where parent items would be the restaurants and children would be the menu categories with the items nested beneath. What are your thoughts on this? Could use a few different entry types for indexes and one for menu items.
Right now, I'm using a combination of related entries, an Inverse related entries plugin for informational purposes where restaurants are also channels, but just doesn't seem like a sensible approach so far, so probably scrapping this method.
Thoughts, advice, any feedback really appreciated. Thank you so much!