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.


10 reasons SMBs need digital signage

Small and medium-sized businesses struggle to compete with corporate giants, but digital signage provides a helping hand in that struggle, by offering a platform to grab the attention of potential customers, help drive customer traffic and boost sales

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.

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

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

Sometimes there is such a thing as a free lunch

Normally there's no such thing as a free lunch, but a digital signage display in downtown Madrid recently gave out free lunches to people who could create their own menus onscreen in less than a minute.

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.

ICX Symposium: The future of customer experience is coming fast

With the Interactive Customer Experience Association set to host 'Inflection Point: The Future Tech of Customer Experience,' aimed at getting B2C brands ready for the future of customer engagement tech, we talked to the Association's executive director about what to expect.

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?'

Keys to dayparting and digital signage

Whether you're scheduling radio ads for 'morning drive time,' time-sensitive Facebook posts or breakfast menus on digital menu boards, changing your message based on the time of day is a simple but crucial element of any communications strategy.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Controversy puts Tim Hortons' in-store digital signage network under the microscope

The Tim Hortons fast casual chain of coffee and doughnut shops is reviewing its in-store digital signage channel, according to The Canadian Press and CTV News. The review of the Tims TV in-store digital signage network comes after it was embroiled in controversy over third-party advertising.

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.

Waitlist Me showcases digital signage, mobile integrations at NRA Show

Waitlist Me, the cross-platform waitlist app, showcased new ways waitlist technology is being used to help restaurant operators better serve their customers, including digital signage, at this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, the company said in an announcement.

Vancouver International Airport pizzeria now flying digital menu boards

Digital menu boards and digital signage total solution provider Kuusoft Corp. announced the deployment of its NexSigns digital menu boards and digital signage software for Famous Famiglia Pizzeria at Vancouver International Airport.

BrightSign, WAND partner for turnkey digital menu board solutions

Digital signage media player provider BrightSign LLC and restaurant technology provider WAND Corp. have announced a partnership to deliver new jointly developed capabilities, as the adoption of digital menu boards accelerates amid industry recognition of revenue improvements and operational efficiency gains, the companies said in a joint statement.

Digital signage coolers creating engagement for Heineken in UK

Signagelive-powered coolers transform refrigerator doors into engaging digital signage and entertainment platforms, company says.

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