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.

Pizza operators ask DC for menu labeling flexibility

Mandating menu boards for a segment that is dominated by delivery/carryout is one issue.

5 ways restaurants can use video to increase customer spend

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.

What to expect in the pizza segment in 2013

Digital technologies will be a major focus in the New Year.

How one restaurant brand uses digital menu boards to engage guests

With its new solution, Boloco guests can play games while they wait for their food.

Digital signage taking a big bite out of the restaurant space

Digital menu boards and digital signage are spreading quickly across the fast casual and quick-service restaurant sectors.

Some chains getting head start on menu transparency

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.

Upholding of Health Care Law may lead to digital menu board boom

Operators planning for law's mandate to display calorie information.

Pizza players head to Washington over menu labeling

The American Pizza Community is arguing that the law makes little sense for the pizza segment, which yields 90 percent of all orders from the phone or online.

Menu labeling law: Preparation is key

Experts predict final regulations will be issued in the fall.

Dude, where's my regs?

Last July, the NRA and many other organizations suggested the FDA use flexibility for menu labeling stipulations as they apply to both chains and smaller operations. We're still waiting to hear the final verdict.

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