There might come a time when you want to take customer bookings at different time slots to your normal opening hours, for example maybe you need to close early to set up for private event or your are opening late. Alternatively, you also be looking to amend your time slots to sittings or one time slot booking only for a special event.
simpleERB has a nifty setting called 'partial open days' . You might have previously used this sitting for opening up your diary on date you are normally closed, which is using this setting in reserve. See our article about this here.
Using the 'partial open days' setting is easy as it works exactly the same as defining your opening hours. You need to specify the day, date or block of days you wish to amend and then add in the new opening, last booking and close time. Just like the opening hours settings, always make sure your last booking time and closing time don't conflict with your table turn time. Always make sure you leave the default table turn time amount between the last booking and close times. This way it will ensure your last booking time is not listed as a 'manager only' time slot due.
Important note: Make sure you add times that are within 01:00 - 23:45 because if you list times at 00:00 - 00:00 it will close out the diary.
For the example images below, we have used partial open days to amend our normal Wednesday opening hours for a special New Year's Day lunch. It is set for two sittings, 12:00 and 15:00 bookable only and it has a 2 hours stay time plus an hours for room turnover to the next sitting.
The first image shows the setting requirements, second is the booking system and third is the widget customer view.
We have a video here that you might find helpful.