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.


Millennials coming to expect the interaction that digital menu boards bring

Industry insiders expect indoor digital menu boards to be standard in three to five years, and drive-thru in five to 10 years.

Sonic’s new display technology driving average check increases

Sonic’s strategy is to focus on specific product categories, grow them and sell them throughout the day.

Dunkin' Donuts' digital menu board success dependent on franchisee buy-in

The move to digital is about staying relevant in the competitive restaurant space.

McDonald's UK's digital signage pilot yields higher traffic, tickets

One customer said the digital signage made it seem like the chain was putting more effort into the food.

Remodeled White Castle restaurant includes self-ordering stations

The unit also includes front-counter seating and a Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain dispenser.

Digital signage provides ambiance and marketing enhancements

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

Digital menu boards in focus at InfoComm '13

Facial-recognition capabilities of some digital signage solutions allow restaurants to gather information on the demographics of the people looking at their menu boards, but also to see where on the board people are looking.

NEC debuts latest touchscreen kiosk at NRA

Rich Ventura of NEC Display Solutions demos the company's new touchscreen digital signage kiosks that many restaurants are using to showcase their LEED certification info.  

NEC kiosk helps customers make healthier choices

NEC's Rich Ventura shows Cherryh Butler, senior editor of, how the company's kiosks designed for restaurants can allow customers to order healthier meals.  

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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Taco John's reports 12% sales increase after menu board test

Taco John's is in the process of updating all of its restaurants with new menu boards, both in-store and at the drive-thru. According to a company news release, the test markets recorded a 12-percent increase in EZ Combo Meals sales...

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.

Mood Media expanding TV network into 150 QSRs

Mood Media has announced the signing of an agreement with a QSR franchise group to deploy Mood TV, the company's new in-store private television network. According to a news release, the agreement also extends its services for music and drive-thru...

QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signage

Marketplace momentum from emerging partnerships focused on vertical markets and enterprise opportunities highlight a strong Q1 and continuing 2014 outlook for shopper engagement technology firm ComQi, according to an announcement from the company. The New York-based software and services firm...

QSR digital menu board provider joins Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Cloud-based digital signage solution provider digbil has become a member of the Amazon Web Services Partner Network as a Standard Technology Partner, the company announced. APN is a global program offering solution providers technical guidance as well as sales and...

WAND's food truck digital signage solution recognized at DSE

WAND Corp. won gold at the 2014 Digital Signage Expo for its digital menu board solution for food trucks.

Delphi unveils outdoor digital menu system

Delphi Display Systems Inc. has released a new outdoor digital menu system that will integrate with Delphi's indoor digital menu system via Delphi's Engage software.

KFC South Africa grows digital menu network to 5,000 screens

KFC's South Africa system, in partnership with One Digital Media, is on track to complete one of the largest digital menu board networks in the world, according to a news release. There are currently more than 5,000 DMBs in the...

QSR drive-thrus getting a taste of mobile and digital signage

Toronto-based iSIGN Media Solutions Inc., a provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions, recently announced the delivery of its first Smart Player Development Kit to the quick-service restaurant channel. The SPDK allows customers to become familiar with the operation, features and...

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...

Taco John's testing Panasonic's digital menu boards

A Taco John's restaurant on South Greeley Highway in Cheyenne, Wyo., is testing Panasonic's outdoor digital menu board in a drive-thru lane. The companies are also testing a digital menu board inside a Taco John's restaurant in Fort Collins, Colo. "It makes the guest experience more consistent, even down to the numbering of menu options.

Famous Wok stirs up digital menu boards

The Famous Wok family of restaurants is set to begin rolling out digital signage menu boards from E Display Inc. to its locations across the U.S.

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...

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