SD-WAN in (Relatively) Plain English

SD-WAN in (Relatively) Plain English

SD-WAN is converging with LTE to offer an all-around network solution for growing businesses. What does SD-WAN with LTE entail, and how can it help?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Cradlepoint


10 Ways to Encourage Sales with Digital Menu Boards

10 Ways to Encourage Sales with Digital Menu Boards

Many operators unintentionally overlook ways they can increase customer loyalty, promote key products, and inspire last-minute sales. That’s why it’s important to optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


[WEBINAR] How to Evaluate Digital Menu Solutions

[WEBINAR] How to Evaluate Digital Menu Solutions

In this webinar, WAND Corporation discusses the latest advances in digital menu board technologies and more. Download now!

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Kiosks, digital signage: Issues, but benefits worth it

Global food service operator, Sodexo, and travel plaza operator, Love's, told an audience at the recent Dallas ICX Summit that even though there are challenges to deploying kiosks and digital signage today, the benefits of these technologies are worth the trouble. QSRs can no doubt relate to many of the issues discussed in this hour-long session.

Top tips toward more delightful digital signage deployments

Top tips toward more delightful digital signage deployments

Many restaurants are embracing digital signage, whether due to upcoming FDA regulations or a desire to boost customer experience. Herewith, some of the top tips of those who've learned from experience how to make the road to full digital signage use as smooth as possible.

Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Research proves connecting digitally = thinking generationally

Digital communication is no longer an "option" for QSRs, it's an essential. But to do it well, you must "know thy audience" ... every single one of them, and talk to them in their "language."

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Taco Bell digital guru to keynote ICX Summit on chain's 1-question digital strategy

Rafik Hanna, senior director, All Access, at Taco Bell will share insight on how the brand is winning big with customers due to its digital transformation strategy at the upcoming Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Summit taking place next month in Texas.

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

Menu labeling law enforcement starts May 7: Last-minute checklist

With full FDA backing this year, menu labeling regulations will be enforced starting, Monday, May 7. These five last-minute status checks will help you ensure you're ready.

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Cost balancing: Brand leaders disclose top tips

Spencer Rubin, founder and managing partner, Melt Shop; Carin Stutz, COO and executive vice president Red Robin; and Doug Hogrefe, a partner at 4 Top Hospitality, offered their secrets to conquering operational costs.

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Sub Station II, Chicken Salad Chick, Pizza Inn franchisees: Tech buy-in demands time, trust

Franchisors who want franchisees to invest in tech tools, like mobile ordering and menu boards, would do well to remember that it pays to put yourself in their shoes if you want them to walk the road into future technologies with you.

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

On the QSR operator's radar now: Robotics, 3D printing, blockchain

International Food & Beverage Technology Association president tells restaurateurs why it's critical to keep their eyes on robotics, 3D printing and blockchain tech now.

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Sign of the times? QSR signage that 'knows' what you'll order

Drive-thru and other types of restaurant digital signage is —like a lot of things today — getting smarter nearly by the second, and that could signal some new customer connection opportunities ahead that  will be particularly well-suited for quick-service restaurant operators.

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

Four steps on the path to QSR digital signage success

The difference between success and so-so in digital signage often boils down to whether your brand has created a truly unique user experience with the technology. Follow these steps on your path to making a powerful difference with your digital signage.

What the AR burger waiting in the wings could mean for QSRs

What the AR burger waiting in the wings could mean for QSRs

One company is working to push menu boards into the future through a glasses-free augmented reality experience called HoloLamp, which delivers virtual menu items to customers.

Could House-passed act this week derail menu labeling again?

Could House-passed act this week derail menu labeling again?

The U.S. House passage this week of the so-called "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act" (H.R. 772) is either an attempt to water down previous menu-labeling measures set to take effect in May, or a break for restaurant operators, depending on your position in the foodservice industry.

Great 'Tech-spectations': What to expect when your QSR gives customers the tech they expect

Great 'Tech-spectations': What to expect when your QSR gives customers the tech they expect

Your customers are a bit like very engaged parents: They have expectations. That is particularly true today when it comes to the tech your QSR offers to stay engaged and to keep them coming back for more.

7 tech-y ways to lighten the load on QSR managers' plates

7 tech-y ways to lighten the load on QSR managers' plates

Some forward-thinking brands are already using comprehensive workforce management solutions to automate time-consuming, error-prone efforts related to time and attendance, scheduling, leave management and other employee-facing processes.

3 game-changing digital menu board decisions for QSR leaders

3 game-changing digital menu board decisions for QSR leaders

Digital menu boards can be marketing dynamite for a well-run QSR, but only if leadership makes wise decisions around these 3 key components of the system chosen for their brands.

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Digital signage gives restaurant operators a powerful tool to engage customers. Learn how many restaurants are implementing digital signage and how it's enhancing both the customer experience and their bottom line.

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