Eclipse Digital Media launches Excel-based digital menu board solution

Eclipse Digital Media has introduced a new digital menu board solution, called EMBED, that can be updated using an Excel spreadsheet. The EMBED menu board solution is powered by ONELAN digital signage media players (NTBs) and DCE software. This allows the NTBs to be updated via external sources and in this case, Excel spreadsheets.

Planet Pizza deploys digital menu boards

Planet Pizza, a 20-year-old, family-owned, 11-unit chain, has begun the installation of Mvix Digital Menu Board and Signage systems. The boards will be installed throughout the chain, which has a presence in New York and Connecticut. According to a news...

Digital menu provider upgrades software

Noventri, a digital menu provider, has updated its Noventri Suite digital signage/menu software. The most impressive feature of the new release, Version 2.6, is the HTML Capture capabilities, according to a company press release.

More members join American Pizza Community

Suppliers Tyson and Sutus are the newest members of the American Pizza Community, in addition to brands Figaro's Italian Pizza, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Pizza Schmizza and Nick-N-Willy's. The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation's largest pizza companies,...

Nutrition information display kiosks to show up at NRA show

QA Graphics, an Iowa-based interactive design firm, announced today that the company will demonstrate its nutrition information kiosk solution at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago in May. The company said it develops interactive nutrition information kiosks to help...

SmartAVI serves up SignWall digital menu board solution

SmartAVI Inc., a provider of digital signage and video/audio/control signal distribution and switching over UTP/STP and fiber optic cable, today announced the release of its American-made SignWall menu board solution to complement its full line of digital signage solutions. Designed...

NRA accepting nominations for inaugural Operator Innovations Awards

The National Restaurant Association is calling for nominations for its inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Winners in each category, as well as an innovator of the year, will be announced at an evening event featuring cocktails, dinner and entertainment on May...

Powerful, pervasive digital signage making its way into foodservice

Digital menu boards are making their way onto restaurant walls at a dizzying pace. The technology has been embraced for numerous reasons – they're visually attractive, helping with the upsell of featured menu items; they're easier to change for limited-time...

NRA files menu labeling comments

The National Restaurant Association filed comments Tuesday regarding the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) draft menu labeling regulations. The Association was a primary advocate for the menu labeling law, passed in March 2010, that will require restaurant chains with 20...

NRA Show kicks off this weekend

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show kicks off Saturday at Chicago's McCormick Place. The largest restaurant and hospitality industry trade show runs through Tuesday and has big expectations to fill after last year's 11 percent attendance boost. The show...

eTab launches food-ordering kiosk with payment capability

A self-service solution that allows restaurant and bar patrons to order and pay at their tables is now available from eTab. It uses a digital-menu interface on a portable touch-screen computer to wirelessly connect table to the restaurant's wait staff...

Canadian food labels to include allergy sources

While U.S. restaurants scramble to update menu boards to include nutritional information in compliance of changing healthcare stipulations, Canada is going a step further: In addition to posting the basics, such as calorie, sodium and fat content, Canada’s labels also...

CPK gets in the food truck business

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has announced the CPK Mobile Kitchen, providing an innovative spin on catering and allowing the brand to tap into the trendy “delivery” medium. The 35-foot kitchen-on-wheels will offer CPK favorites made to order.

UK government pushes for voluntary menu labeling

Europe may chastise Americans for their wealth of fast food options, but it is also taking a cue from menu labeling laws soon to be enacted in the States. The United Kingdom Health Secretary is pushing for calorie-oriented menu labeling,...

Papa Gino’s rolls out '$6 Pizza Time' promo

Papa Gino's is starting to promote a new bundled $6 pizza deal. In a deal seemingly custom-made for fall football and other festivities, customers who buy a regular large pizza can get up to five large cheese pizzas for $6 each.

Restaurants get extension for menu labeling compliance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given restaurants more time to comply with new healthcare stipulations that require calorie and nutritional information to be displayed prominently on menus. The rules go into effect in March 2011, but the agency...

FDA seeks public comment on menu labeling requirement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has moved into the public comment stage as it develops regulations for the national menu labeling requirement.

MenuCalc upgrades nutrition analysis solution

Web-based nutrition analysis pioneer FoodCALC has announced an upgrade to their MenuCalc application in conjunction with the release of a new low-cost pricing plan. Endorsed by the National Restaurant Association, MenuCalc is the leading resource for nutrition analysis services for...

New tech solutions to debut at NRA Show 2010

A number of technology providers will debut new solutions at this weekend's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 22-25 at McCormick Place in Chicago.   New solutions include:   ParTech Inc.

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