TripAdvisor app integration expands customer engagement capability

The new TripAdvisor integration is the latest addition to Enplug’s app portfolio geared toward boosting customer interaction via social networks

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ICXSummit: How to bring 'social proof' into your brick-and-mortar locations

Brick-and-mortar retailers and restaurants must find ways to bring “social proof” to their stores and technology may be the way to do it.

Restaurant digital signage is heating up

Digital menu board blogger looks at hot trends in restaurant digital signage. Digital menu boards and restaurant digital signage are getting smarter and and becoming an invaluable source of actionable business intelligence.

Digital menu board execs discuss latest trends

Execs from Peerless and Nextep discuss how operators can benefit from using DMBs.

Industry gears up for NRA show

The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.

Executive round table: Fast casual segment leaders make their 2015 predictions

Local marketing, local sourcing, mobile technologies and customer service initiatives are all expected to move to the front burner in the New Year.

MAD Greens maximizing menu boards by integrating social

Lucas Clarke, director of marketing for the Colorado-based salad concept, shares some insights into MAD Greens' integration of digital signage and social media.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

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.

Panasonic bets on growth of drive-thru digital menu boards

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.

A confluence of factors pushing digital signage into the mainstream [infographic]

Such technology decreases a customer's perceived wait time by up to 40 percent.

Doing digital signage right

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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NEWS


Enplug and Waitlist Me team to bring wait lists to digital signage screens

Open digital signage software platform Enplug and restaurant waiting list app Waitlist Me have built a new product integration designed to make it easy for any business to display a list of waiting customers on a digital signage display or TV screen, according to a joint announcement.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Digital Screenmedia Association and NEC to host menu board webinar

The webinar will cover the value of menu boards, interactive screens, mobile payments and proximity marketing.

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...

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