Drive-Thrus Driving Business

Time-starved diners are hungry for both greater convenience and good quality food, and they're converging on drive-thrus by the billions: 12.4 billion visits in 2014, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative




8 Ways to Drive Sales Growth with Digital Menu Board Technology

This complimentary eBook outlines the top 8 ways digital menu board technology can be used to drive sales growth for QSR and Fast Casual restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




Take the Bite Out of the FDA's New Menu Labeling Rules

The clock is ticking: applicable restaurants have only until Spring 2017 to comply with all new menu labeling rules.

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Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


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In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

How digital drive thru menu boards can boost QSR sales up to 8 percent

Digital menu boards at the drive thru offer the complete package and an excellent ROI, with QSRs recouping their investment between 9 and 18 months.

10 reasons to attend the 2017 ICX Summit

If you are responsible for improving customer engagement for your organization, here are 10 reasons you should make your way to Texas for the ICX Summit.

Subway and Dairy Queen share digital signage lessons

When Subway and Dairy Queen set out to upgrade their locations with digital signage menu boards, they found the process more difficult than anticipated. The restaurants shared some lessons learned to help others craft successful menu board deployments.

McDonald's shares menu board lessons

When McDonald's upgraded its digital menu boards, it ran into a number of challenges. Rich Cook, senior manager of U.S. IT restaurant solutions at McDonald's, shared a few digital menu board lessons.

Gutting the 'gut feelings' from hiring: 2 restaurant companies' $40M story

Who knew technology could help restaurateurs get the right human touch tableside? Two large restaurant companies tell their highly profitable story.

6 hacks to optimize restaurant digital tech

You can invest in the best digital technology, but you'll only be getting mediocre results unless you employ techniques like the six hacks explained in this article.

Free Webinar: Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage - The Only Way to Fly

Invest an hour of time in the free webinar, Pilot Testing Restaurant Digital Signage: The Only Way to Fly. It's chock-full of checklists, proven testing rules and a discussion with one brand about the lessons its leadership learned through testing for a signage system that has been game-changing for that chain.

Series Part III: Digital signage software beyond the order counter

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President For many working in food service today, their work  is strictly a "job," not a career. That fact is proven in the industry's employee turnover rates alone, with a typical fast-food restaurant fully replacing its entire staff of employees annually.

Series part II: 5 key questions to ask about digital signage software

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President When it comes to selecting a digital signage system and software for your food service operation, some features really should not be compromised. The fact is that every restaurant is different and has some...

Series Part I: 7 signage software essentials you must know before you go digital

By Stuart Armstrong/ ComQi Group President  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Menu Labeling Requirement Act goes into effect May 5, promising to put huge pressures on restaurants with 20 or more locations, who must comply with federal rules to feature both calorie counts and other nutritional information on their menus.

Digital menu boards: Overhyped or beneficial?

Digital menu boards are a hotly debated topic across food industry forums. The cost to enter is high. There are however, many benefits to making the jump to digital signage in the restaurant industry.

Webinar: How Texas DQ used digital menus to ease growing pains

If you ask around you probably won't get a lot of argument to the assertion that digital signage is pretty cool, though some restaurateurs have concerns about scaling their digital signage as they grow.

The incredible growing menu: Taking your digital system chain-wide

As digital menus become the new standard at quick-service restaurants — both inside and at the drive-thru — it’s becoming increasingly critical to make these systems not only scalable to the chain, but also reliable and effective.

Should you switch to fully digital or combination digital and printed menu boards?

Switching from static menu boards to new digital menu boards is a big step for restaurant operators. Digital menu boards have more components, are more costly and seem more complicated in the beginning than static, printed menu boards, but they add many huge advantages.

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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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