Digital signage is becoming increasingly common in both quick service and fast casual restaurants, so for this month's "Ask the experts" feature, we asked Jeff Pinc, director of food services for Panasonic, 'Have digital menu boards reached critical mass?'
Now that menu labeling has passed and everyone knows the rules and expectations, it is important to address the best way restaurant leadership should handle nutritional analysis.
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.
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Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.
Captain D's achieved its 16th consecutive quarter of positive growth.
Panasonic, a provider of foodservice technology solutions, will showcase its digital signage solutions for the quick-service restaurant industry, as well as its new back-office software, at FSTEC, Sept. 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
Datassential's new Menu Board Keynote Report surveyed more than 1,500 consumers and 350 operators across all restaurant and foodservice types. The report details which categories are most often found on menu boards and which are less likely to be listed.
Brazilian digital signage integrator Digital News TV has announced its use of digital signage software for the deployment and growth of quick-service restaurant chain Bob's, one of the three largest QSR operations in Brazil, according to an announcement from software provider BroadSign.
Menus, hours and other important restaurant information can now be safely stored in magnetic-lined frames, according to Bright White Paper Company.
Corbin Restaurants, a Long John's Service franchisee in Lexington, Kentucky, has deployed the Panasonic Attune II Wireless Audio System to improve customer service, order accuracy and speed of service.
In correlation with the release of its new app, Enplug, creator of operating systems for displays in businesses, is giving away 20 free TVs to restaurants that sign up for the company's services.
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.
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A Sydney McDonald's has piloted a touchscreen kiosk for guests to customize orders