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Now that menu labeling has passed and everyone knows the rules and expectations, it is important to address the best way restaurant leadership should handle nutritional analysis.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Digital signage video walls and touchscreen self-order drive-thru kiosks were among the technology highlights at this year's National Restaurant Association show.
The legislation has been at a standstill since last year, while the FDA reviews comments and determines the best way forward.
The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.
Fast Casual Executive Summit panelists share their quick ROI stories from installing digital menu boards.
Digital menu boards are a key design feature in the brand's new store design.
The menu label study showed a 6 percent overall decrease in calories per transaction, but profits did not decrease.
Does having a secret menu make sense? The answer is, possibly.
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.
Mobile, digital signage solutions on trend as the technology pavilion continues to grow.
Mandating menu boards for a segment that is dominated by delivery/carryout is one issue.
High-quality video showcases food and drink consumers can taste with their eyes, providing them with a more in-depth feel of a restaurant's atmosphere and cuisine.
Digital technologies will be a major focus in the New Year.
With its new solution, Boloco guests can play games while they wait for their food.
Digital menu boards and digital signage are spreading quickly across the fast casual and quick-service restaurant sectors.
Some chains, while they don't necessarily offer allergen-free dining experiences, do let you know what's in their dishes in a clear, concise manner so diners can make informed choices.