To allow customers to pre-order from menu and only allow pickup on certain dates follow these instructions below.
Once your menu is ready with the items available, make sure you have assigned Order Type(s) to your menu.
On OrderCloud select your menu.
Select the Menu Settings tab and select the Order Type(s) to assign to the menu.
Select the Hours tab on the Location
Under the Menu Activation section set the dates that the customers will be able to pick up their order in Start Date and set the End Date to the day AFTER the last date they can pick up the order (menu will only be visible to customers within these dates).
Select Save Changes
In this example the customers will be able to place orders for pickup between 12/18/22 and 12/24/22. The menu will be viewable and available for ordering on December 1 (18 days in advance).
The Order Type that the menu is assigned to (most often Catering for Pickup or Catering for Delivery) must have Allow Future-Day Ordering turned on.