Nutritional kiosks move into the spotlight

Impending menu labeling laws have some operators considering in-store technology.

NRF 2012: Phone charging as bait for digital signage

NEC's Rich Ventura talks about his company's combination phone-charging kiosk and digital sign with interactive messaging. Applications include retail, foodservice venues and more.

Fast Casual Executive Summit: Digital signage ROI

Joseph Grove with speaks with Rodrick Glass from Allure Global about his presentation at the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit. Rodrick spoke on a panel about emerging technology trends.

Slow economic recovery slows digital menu board deployments

Many of us have been working hard on the development of digital menu boards (and digital signage) and investing capital for several years because we believe they are valuable marketing/merchandising tools. Now that the products have been developed and ready...

Digital menu boards will change restaurant industry

To begin I would like to state I am not stupid enough to believe the development of digital menu boards or digital signs are nearly as important as the development of computers. However, I do believe it is valid to...

Are digital menu boards really that complicated?

We all know there's a lot of differences between digital menu boards and traditional menu boards. They are new and there's a lot to learn, but are they really that much more complicated? Have you ever noticed how some of...

Are all digital menu boards the same?

In the past few months I have attended several major trade shows to see what's new and visit with my friendly competitors to see how they are doing. I know almost all my competitors and have many good friends in the industry (digital menu boards).

NAPICS kicks off in Columbus, Ohio

Green, gluten-free among focuses of annual show.

Thank You Card helps CPK Q3 comps

California Pizza Kitchen released more depressed numbers from its most recent earnings statement for the quarter ended October 3, including a net loss of $7.5 million for the quarter. Comps, however, seem to be slowly creeping back, largely helped by...

FoodParc: Pizza's digital signage prototype?

Some digital signage company heads will tell you, in confidence, that QSR pizza restaurants are less likely to use digital menu boards and signage than their non-pizza counterparts. That's because their delivery-heavy model makes it so that many customers don't...

Slideshow: Peek inside Naked Pizza's second franchised store

On the eve of their second franchise opening, in Pizza Chain, USA (Louisville, Ky.), Naked Pizza debuted its systemwide store prototype for the second time to the world. The first franchise location opened in South Beach, Fla., in late August....

How Coca-Cola's mobile credit campaign could change QSR

By Gary Schwartz My mobile pitch has always been "put an M in front": Take existing retail and Consumer Package Goods (CPG) processes like end cap, spiff, coupons, loyalty and POS and put a mobile element in the mix to...

Menu engineering 101

Bill Marvin spills the secrets of money-making menu design.

Highlights from the NAPICS show floor

We round up some of the most exciting technologies and foodservice solutions from this year's North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show.

Yale study suggests specific menu labeling lowers caloric intake

Calories and recommended daily intake information seem effective at curbing consumption.

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