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Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Pizza operators get their wish with FDA's final menu labeling regulations

The FDA's ruling mandates menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pie. Pizza restaurants do have to say how many slices are in a pizza.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Doing digital signage right

The retail food industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, according to restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider Ernest Koury, and when you have disinterested employees, no one is there to protect your brand. Digital signage mitigates the impact of undertrained or overwhelmed front line employees.

Video walls, drive-thru kiosks hot menu items at NRA14

Digital signage video walls and touchscreen self-order drive-thru kiosks were among the technology highlights at this year's National Restaurant Association show.

Menu labeling final regulations on hold: What's the beef?

The legislation has been at a standstill since last year, while the FDA reviews comments and determines the best way forward.

Off the menu: 10 pizza stories in 2013 that had nothing to do with food

The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.

Digital signage provides ambiance and marketing enhancements

Fast Casual Executive Summit panelists share their quick ROI stories from installing digital menu boards.

Papa Murphy's prototype created to redefine Take 'N Bake

Digital menu boards are a key design feature in the brand's new store design.

Starbucks and King County Menu Labeling study food for thought: Consumers who opt for low-calorie items spend the same

The menu label study showed a 6 percent overall decrease in calories per transaction, but profits did not decrease.

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NEWS


California Pizza Kitchen unveils Valentine's Day deals

California Pizza Kitchen unveiled its love-sick deals for Valentine's Day, the Sweet Deal for Two and the "What We Do For Love" sweepstakes.

Pizza Hut promo features NFL's Rex Ryan and Tony Romo

Pizza Hut, expecting to serve 2 million pizzas for Super Bowl, recruited head football coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Tony Romo for a new campaign challenging fans to embrace the company’s new Flavor of Now menu.

Ziosk tabletop ordering kiosks expand nationwide

Ziosk, provider of ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablets, or tabletop kiosks, announced it has successfully installed tablets at restaurants across all 50 states with its most recent deployment in Wyoming.

NRA expands Healthy Dining partnership

Healthy Dining provides nutritional knowledge to NRA members and their customers.

MenuTrinfo hosting menu labeling webinar for pizza operators

On the heels of the FDA's final menu labeling regulations, issued last month, MenuTrinfo is hosting a free webinar with information on how these rules will impact the pizza segment. The webinar, titled "Any Way You Slice It: Pizza and Menu Labeling," is set for Jan. 7 at 12 p.m.

NRA webinar on menu labeling regulations available for playback

The regulations affect entities with at least 20 locations nationwide operating under the same name. Attorneys discussed the law’s complexities and answered operator questions during the webinar.

FAQ's about the FDA's final menu regulations

The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.

Digital Screenmedia Association and NEC to host menu board webinar

The webinar will cover the value of menu boards, interactive screens, mobile payments and proximity marketing.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out fall Panini menu

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.

Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

Wand Corp. launches new marketing software features

Wand Corp. has launched two new features to help users better customize in-store marketing and sales efforts.

Delphi pilots digital menu system

Delphi Display Systems Inc. has announced that multiple national restaurant brands will be piloting its Insight Engage Indoor Digital Menu System in locations around the country. Delphi's Insight Engage software platform allows restaurant operators to drive sales via an adaptive...

AOPEN intros nTAKE to ease digital menu board deployments

Addressing the problems of purchasing separate components and challenging IT to figure out how to make it work together, AOPEN today announced nTAKE, a complete digital menu board solution. The nTAKE solutions has with the ability to connect up to...

SmartAVI releases new digital menu solution

SmartAVI, a provider of audio/visual signal management solutions, introduced the DigiMenu-Pro, an all-in-one menu solution targeted at restaurants, cafes and other foodservice venues. According to a release, the plug-and-play product features a small hardware box with an HDMI output and...

Signagelive showcasing plug-and-play DMB app at innovation expo

Signagelive, a global technology company that specializes in developing cloud-based digital signage solutions, is presenting its plug-and-play digital menu board application at the Takeaway Innovation Expo Nov. 28-29 in London. According to a company news release, the application was developed...

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Restaurant menu boards are increasingly going digital. Through this research center you'll learn the many benefits of digital menu boards and how to implement them successfully.