Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

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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.

FEATURES


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.

Commentary: What you can learn from Panera's 'hidden menu'

Does having a secret menu make sense? The answer is, possibly.

Green means go: Traffic light symbols might make menu labels more effective

Diners who normally ignore numeric calorie information because they aren't sure how it affects them, or because they aren't aware of basic nutrition teachings, are the patrons who can benefit the most from menu labeling.

From the NRA Show floor: Optimism and investment

Mobile, digital signage solutions on trend as the technology pavilion continues to grow.

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NEWS


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...

Senators introduce bill for more flexible menu labeling regulations

The American Pizza Community has announced its support for bipartisan Senate legislation introduced last week by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME). The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013 (S.1756) makes changes to the menu labeling requirements...

Eclipse showcasing digital signage and menu boards at Takeaway Innovations Expo 2013

U.K.-based digital signage and digital menu board provider Eclipse Digital Media will exhibit at the Takeaway Innovations Expo 2013 at the Olympia London on Nov. 28 and 29, according to a company announcement. The Expo is designed to give casual...

'How to' webinar on digital menu boards available for free download

Restaurants everywhere are converting their menu boards from static to digital with LCD displays. Whether it's the local coffee shop or the latest restaurant concept, digital menu boards are becoming a staple for the modern restaurant.

Registration now open for free webinar on digital menu boards

Restaurants everywhere are converting their menu boards from static to digital with LCD displays. Whether it's the local coffee shop or the latest restaurant concept, digital menu boards are becoming a staple for the modern restaurant.

DSMenu platform breaks into US market

DSMenu, a cloud-based application that allows restaurant operators to manage their digital menu boards online, is breaking into the U.S. market.

Home Run Inn pizzerias take a swing at digital menu boards

Origin Display Group Inc., a supplier of indoor, outdoor and digital menu boards, has begun the rollout of digital menu boards for all nine of Home Run Inn's Chicago-area pizzerias, according to a company announcement. Thus far, Origin Elite, powered...

Viewsonic showcasing interactive digital menu board solutions at NRA show

At this year's National Restaurant Association Show, digital signage solutions provider ViewSonic Corp., in collaboration with Popstar Networks, Shuttle Computer and Premier Mounts, will showcase an extensive lineup of electronic menu board displays and supporting solutions for the restaurant industry,...

MEDIAPRO deploying animated digital menu boards in restaurants

Covina Burger, a California-based QSR restaurant company, has ditched its plastic backlit menu boards in favor of dynamic digital signage menu boards from MEDIAPRO. The developer of animated digital signage and digital menu boards is also located in Covina. "We...

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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.