ramesh You mean Laravel soft delete?
You could do that. But I have not checked if a reference to the item will work fine after the item is soft deleted.
Example: if item id: 5 is soft deleted.
And it was present on some previous Order, will it still work without any issues?
Also, after an item is soft deleted, you will need to change the API codes on the RestaurantController.php file too (that is used to get items for the customer application)