Sydney McDonald's tests customizable ordering kiosk

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A Sydney McDonald's has piloted a touchscreen kiosk for guests to customize orders

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Panasonic bets on growth of drive-thru digital menu boards

Because of the heavy traffic volume at the drive-thru, Panasonic's Jeff Pinc said the industry is in the beginning stages of wide adoption of outdoor digital displays.

A confluence of factors pushing digital signage into the mainstream [infographic]

Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.

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.

Carvel celebrates the past with modern shoppe design

Digital menu boards have been added to draw more attention to the brand's signature treats.

A peek at Carvel's new shoppe design

To mark the brand's 80th anniversary, it has launched a modernized look.

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.

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.

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

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

10 QSR stories in 2013 that had nothing to do with food

Value menus and mobile platforms dominated QSR initiatives in 2013.

Tim Hortons prioritizes speed of service, simplicity

The chain is testing beverage express restaurants in select urban locations to benefit guests who just want coffee.

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UAE Cinnabon franchisee deploys WAND digital menu boards

Focus Brands International franchisee Cravia has deployed digital menu boards in its new Cinnabon location in Dubai. The boards include WAND Digital software to optimize in-store marketing.

Burger King rolls out suggestive-sell drive-thru displays

More than 6,000 FlashRight Suggestive Sell Displays have been installed at Burger King restaurants throughout the country. According to a news release from FlashRight, the displays are designed specifically for outdoor use in the drive-thru and are placed at the point of purchase on the speaker post or confirmation order display.

Ben and Jerry's digging into digital signage down under

Ice cream and sorbet chain Ben & Jerry’s has selected Task Retail Technology and its xchangemedia multiplatform and digital design technology for its national multimedia project and digital signage rollout in Australia, according to an announcement from the companies.

600th Bojangles' cooking with digital menu boards

Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits recently opened its 600th location, and the milestone restaurant is the first in the chain to deploy digital menu boards from technology provider WAND Corp., according to an announcement from WAND.

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...

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.

Slim Chickens selects Delphi’s technology platform

Delphi Display Systems Inc. announced that Slim Chickens has installed Delphi’s Insight technology platform for its newest store opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

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...

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 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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As restaurant operators adapt to changing times, many are turning to digital menu boards as a way to promote their offerings.

Digital menu boards allow restaurant operators to: Incorporate full-motion video into their menu display, instantly update content to account for last-minute product changes, make changes and update prices for a single location or multiple locations, from anywhere in the world.

Visit the NEC company showcase to learn how you can take advantage of their full line of digital menu board solutions.