Doing digital signage right

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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.

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A look at Starbucks' new interactive store design at Disney World

Starbucks recently opened its first company-owned store at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. According to the company’s blog, the new store features a distinctive design headed by Senior Designer David Daniels. Starbucks opened in Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in March.

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.

Digital signage provides ambiance and marketing enhancements

Fast Casual Executive Summit panelists share their quick ROI stories from installing digital menu boards.

NEC debuts latest touchscreen kiosk at NRA

Rich Ventura of NEC Display Solutions demos the company's new touchscreen digital signage kiosks that many restaurants are using to showcase their LEED certification info.  

NEC kiosk helps customers make healthier choices

NEC's Rich Ventura shows Cherryh Butler, senior editor of FastCasual.com, how the company's kiosks designed for restaurants can allow customers to order healthier meals.  

From the NRA Show floor: Optimism and investment

Mobile, digital signage solutions on trend as the technology pavilion continues to grow.

How digital menu boards lead to restaurant 'bliss'

When digital signage fulfills the need of a restaurant while entertaining customers, the "bliss point" in food and beverage marketing is realized.

New app puts restaurant customers in control of music

Roqbot allows customers to select the music played while they eat.

5 ways restaurants can use video to increase customer spend

High-quality video showcases food and drink consumers can taste with their eyes, providing them with a more in-depth feel of a restaurant's atmosphere and cuisine.

Elo Touch Solutions' new mobile tablet solution

Elo Touch Solutions showcased its new mobile tablet solution and 70-inch digital signage solution at the recent NRF Show in New York City. The tablet is specifically built for retail and restaurant atmospheres as it includes a full, functional POS...

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NEWS


Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

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.

LED digital signage for new Buffalo Wild Wings flagship set to light up Times Square

The new Buffalo Wild Wings location in New York City's Times Square will feature full-motion LED digital signage to fit into the hustle and bustle of the iconic location. The LED signage is part of a package of interior and...

Inaugural Tortilla Ranch fast casual restaurant opens with digital menu boards

Next Digital Signage Solutions, a division of Cinema Scene Marketing, recently announced the completion of its first digital menu board installation with Tortilla Ranch Mexican Grill, which is scheduled to open today in Overland Park, Kansas. "NextDSS has a proven...

Yum! Brands testing another 'better-chicken' concept

A new concept called Super Chix is up and running in Arlington, Texas. According to Ad Age, the restaurant is being tested by Yum! Brands, and features a limited menu of chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, French fries, beverages and frozen...

Two Chicago fast casuals install digital menu boards

Market Thyme and Market Creations, two fast casuals based in Chicago, have completed digital upgrade projects that included an installation of dynamic digital menu boards across all locations, according to a company press release. As one of the fastest growing...

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...

'Restaurant of the future' includes digital menus, order kiosks, virtual hostess

Global technology solutions provider Infusion is using this week's National Retail Federation Show in New York City as the backdrop to showcase its retail technology at its headquarters at 599 Broadway. Central to this showcase will be the work Infusion...

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...

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...

Famous Wok stirs up digital menu boards

The Famous Wok family of restaurants is set to begin rolling out digital signage menu boards from E Display Inc. to its locations across the U.S.

Salsarita's gets on board with DMBs

Salsarita's has successfully rolled out a digital menu board solution in 46 stores, according to a company press release, which also that said WAND Corporation was the chain's supplier. "The full-motion, high-impact content that WAND's creative team designed grabbed us...

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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.