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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...
Limited menus for QSRs and fast casual restaurants have financial and operational benefits.
The animated digital boards were unveiled in November at Wetzel's Disneyland location and have exceeded expectations.
The FDA's 395-page document includes menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pizza, a ruling applauded by the restaurant industry.
Given that almost two-thirds of sales come from drive-thru customers, this segment represents the single largest opportunity to improve revenues and profitability in QSR.
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.
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.
Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.
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 menu boards have been added to draw more attention to the brand's signature treats.
Ziosk, provider of ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablets, or tabletop kiosks, announced it has successfully installed tablets at restaurants across all 50 states with its most recent deployment in Wyoming.
Healthy Dining provides nutritional knowledge to NRA members and their customers.
On the heels of the FDA's final menu labeling regulations, issued last month, MenuTrinfo is hosting a free webinar with information on how these rules will impact the pizza segment. The webinar, titled "Any Way You Slice It: Pizza and Menu Labeling," is set for Jan. 7 at 12 p.m.
The regulations affect entities with at least 20 locations nationwide operating under the same name. Attorneys discussed the law’s complexities and answered operator questions during the webinar.
The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.
The webinar will cover the value of menu boards, interactive screens, mobile payments and proximity marketing.
Captain D's is stepping up its company-owned store game with the opening of its new restaurant in the Five Points area of Birmingham on Oct. 20.
A Sydney McDonald's has piloted a touchscreen kiosk for guests to customize orders
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.
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.
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.
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 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. has launched two new features to help users better customize in-store marketing and sales efforts.
Delphi Display Systems Inc. announced that Slim Chickens has installed Delphi’s Insight technology platform for its newest store opening in Fayetteville, Ark.
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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.
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