Giving thanks for a strong digital signage ecosystem


Digital signage expert blogger gives thanks for the many partners and elements that play integral roles within the digital signage ecosystem.


Don't forget your digital menu board ABCs

Even as digital menu board capabilities mature, some basics are being forgotten in deployments. One of our digital signage bloggers has a primer to help remember the basics.

Restaurant industry racing technology evolution

There has been a massive evolution in the use of technology in the restaurant industry, and there are no signs of that evolution slowing, including mobile payments, digital signage and mobile ordering.

Will McDonald's be the catalyst for the next era of retail disruption?

Is McDonald's the catalyst for disruption in the fast food and retail industries alike? According to this digital signage blogger, the latest disruption in retail is here, and innovative companies such as McDonald's are paving the way.

Ask the experts: Have digital menu boards reached critical mass?

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?'

The DST Top 5: July's top digital signage headlines

It's time for a look back at the most-read articles and blog posts on Digital Signage Today in July, recapping the biggest news headlines of the month.

Even Wendy's says 'content is king' for digital signage

Digital signage screens are exciting to have in a restaurant, but if they lack content that is fresh and relevant, even the largest digital signs and menu boards will fail to attract and engage customers, Wendy's exec says.

FDA pushes back menu labeling mandate one year

The rumblings have been circulating since early May, but now it's official: The menu labeling mandate is now set to begin Dec. 1, 2016, one year after the previous 2015 deadline.

ICXSummit15: Why make customers wait?

Digital signage, mobile payments and kiosks all provide routes to increased speed of service and a better customer experience across a broad spectrum of industries and verticals.

Digital signage engaging customers in growing foodservice landscape

Customers are putting a high premium on digital signage in the QSR and fast casual spaces, and from the operator perspective, sales results are already proving its value.

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.

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A&W Canada orders up digital menu boards for 850-plus locations

Cineplex Digital Networks recently announced it has been selected by A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. to become the sole provider of digital menu boards for the chain's more than 850 restaurants across Canada. Signage installation has already begun in some locations, the company said.

Digital signage solution integrates with mobile ordering app

Digital signage provider embed signage has launched its solution integration with mobile ordering application Flypay, the company announced.

Children's play park jumps into digital signage

Mvix, a provider of HD digital signage solutions, has partnered with Home Technology Experts, a custom residential and commercial integrator, to provide a complete digital signage solution for children's indoor entertainment park Billy Beez USA LLC, according to a company announcement.

Pizza Hut switching to digital menu boards across Southern Africa

Pizza Hut has partnered with Moving Tactics, a South African digital signage solutions company, to implement digital menu boards within their stores in Africa.

Freebirds World Burrito to debut new design in Dallas

Freebirds World Burrito will open its newest location on Nov. 12 in Lewisville, Texas, in the area known as The Colony at 6225 N. Josey Lane. The new restaurant will feature design updates that will be incorporated in all future Freebirds locations.

NHL's Minnesota Wild drop the puck on stadium digital signage

In an effort to enhance the game-day experience for fans of the NHL's Minnesota Wild, Toshiba America Business Solutions implemented its Ellumina digital signage line throughout the team's 18,000-seat Xcel Energy Center home, featuring more than 500 HD digital signage displays.

Panasonic showcasing digital signage, back-office software for QSRs at FSTEC '15

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.

Fast casual Stonefire Grill orders up digital menu boards

Fast casual eatery Stonefire Grill has opened its eighth location, in Lakewood, California, featuring digital menu boards from Wand Corp., according to an announcement from the digital signage provider.

New fast casual burger joint integrates digital signage, kiosks

This new fast casual restaurant plans to attract millennials with a casual environment combined with modern tech including a kiosk and digital signage.

Florida digital menu board firm expands footprint

Florida-based Menuat announced that it has expanded its business operations internationally effective in August. Menuat said it has added Riverside Cafe and Catering in Whistler, B.C., Canada, to its list of digital signage menu board clients.

Brazilian QSR chain Bob's puts digital signage on the menu

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.

Wisconsin ice cream shops scoop up digital signage

Wisconsin-based "super-premium" ice cream chain Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream has deployed Mvix digital menu boards in its locations, according to an announcement from digital signage provider Mvix.

Xtreme Outdoor Digital Menu Boards achieve US, Canadian safety certifications

Audio-visual and digital signage solutions provider Peerless-AV announced that its Xtreme Outdoor Digital Menu Boards have received UL48 and CAN/CSA C22.2 certifications, which Peerless-AV said makes the company the 'first U.S. outdoor digital menu board manufacturer to attain both certifications.'

McDonald's rolls out 'Create Your Taste' self-service kiosks

Now, select McDonald's customers will be able to create their own burgers with McDonald's new "Create Your Taste" self-service kiosks.

Idaho school district promotes healthier habits with digital menu boards

Idaho's Marsing Joint School District has implemented a multicampus digital menu board program aimed at getting students interested in their eating habits across the district, powered by Mvix, according to an announcement from the digital signage provider.

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As restaurant operators adapt to changing times, many are turning to digital menu boards as a way to promote their offerings.

Digital menu boards allow restaurant operators to: Incorporate full-motion video into their menu display, instantly update content to account for last-minute product changes, make changes and update prices for a single location or multiple locations, from anywhere in the world.

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