Hi, I am designing a site for a client, it is a take-away, and they want an online ordering system. Their current site (http://barinda.com) is as I’m sure you would all admit – awful, and they just use email to take orders. What would be the best way to go about this? Is it to use an ecommerce soluction like foxycart or what?
It really depends on how they want it to work. If they want people to be able to pay online as well, then you will need a shopping cart, payment gateways, etc. If they just want to "prettier" way to make an online order but still have people pay in store, I’m sure you can work something yourself with some simple php.
I think FoxyCart might be a good match for something like this. You don’t really need a full CMS to manage a small menu of food… So you can easily make buttons to add particular food items to the cart that Foxy provides. Then people can check out and Foxy can handle the credit card processing and both the store and the customer will get a receipt.
I’ve never thought of doing a shopping cart thing for ordering from a restaurant, could be pretty neat!