Moving from Static to Digital Signage

Moving from Static to Digital Signage

Static menu boards are on the decline as foodservice operators upgrade to digital signage solutions. Operators are looking to these state-of-the-art digital displays that boast visually appealing aesthetics, not to mention easy-to-update menu items, to help them compete in a crowded foodservice environment.

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The Total Cost of Owning Digital Signage

The Total Cost of Owning Digital Signage

Operators should think long term when purchasing high-tech displays. While it may be tempting to buy a no-frills screen at a low price, operators should consider the total cost of ownership, or how much the business will spend over the lifetime of the display system.

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Smart Cloud-based Digital Signage Solutions

Smart Cloud-based Digital Signage Solutions

Digital signage is now a vital link to connect advertisers with viewers for a more direct engagement and experience. Advantech cloud-based digital signage solution covers most business and environmental needs, from single stores to central management, commercial to industrial applications.

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Will digital signage solve McDonald's woes?

Will digital signage solve McDonald's woes?

McDonald's recently did a massive $6B digital signage, kiosk makeover. But will this be enough to solve its woes?

How to design and deploy digital menu boards for your restaurant

How to design and deploy digital menu boards for your restaurant

To design and deploy digital menu boards, you must add one cup of content design, 1 tbsp. of animation, a tsp. of preparation and planning, and a custom enclosure. Much like you would with a roux, you must season your signage for flavor.

McDonald's, bathrooms dominate August 2018 headlines

McDonald's, bathrooms dominate August 2018 headlines

McDonald's digital signage makeover and a digital signage sink solution dominated headlines for August 2018 on Digital Signage Today. The restaurant giant McDonald's recently invested billions of dollars into major technological upgrades with kiosks, digital signage, menu boards and more.

McDonald's invests billions for digital signage, kiosk makeover

McDonald's invests billions for digital signage, kiosk makeover

McDonald's Corporation is spending $6 billion to revamp more than 6,000 stores throughout the U.S. in hopes of transforming itself into an efficiency expert's dream brand. The renovations, which will affect stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, include kiosk ordering, table service, digital menu boards and mobile pay and pick-up zones.

Digital signage, blockchain head to the restroom

Digital signage, blockchain head to the restroom

One company is putting displays next to toilets, with its blockchain-powered digital signage sink displays.

Taco Bell delivers interactive digital experiences

Taco Bell delivers interactive digital experiences

Taco Bell's digital journey boasts a clever and concise name: All Access. But its definition and reach defy its moniker as it's about giving guests at its 6,875 restaurants an all-access pass to the brand.

Top 5 digital signage stories of first half of 2018

Top 5 digital signage stories of first half of 2018

We have now past the middle point of 2018, and Digital Signage Today has not slowed down its constant stream of content on innovative deployments and trends. Readers earlier this year had their eyes on major trends in advertising, AI, IoT and deployments from major brands including Coca Cola and McDonald's.

ICX Summit exhibitors display tech innovation

ICX Summit exhibitors display tech innovation

One of the highlights of this year's ICX Summit in Dallas was the wealth of innovation on display at the ICX Discovery Zone, where attendees received hands-on demonstrations of customer engagement technology.

Digital signage makes FDA compliance easy

Digital signage makes FDA compliance easy

This May the FDA's long-awaited menu-labeling regulations went into effect, following a one-year reprieve intended to give restauranteurs more time to become compliant. Fortunately for these chains, in-restaurant digital signage dramatically reduces the work required to comply with these new regulations.

3 key digital signage tips for restaurants

3 key digital signage tips for restaurants

Many restaurants are embracing digital signage, whether due to upcoming FDA regulations or a desire to boost customer experience. At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, multiple panels addressed digital signage and how best to utilize it.

FDA regulations open door for menu board innovation

FDA regulations open door for menu board innovation

The FDA recently put its foot down on menu labeling regulations for restaurant chains with 20 or more stores. Although many restaurateurs have dreaded this day, it presents a key opportunity for digital menu board innovation and improving customer experience. It's about transparency.

Dunkin', restaurants share keys to mixing up menu board content

Dunkin', restaurants share keys to mixing up menu board content

Restaurants are deploying menu boards in greater numbers to improve customer experience and change content on the fly. However, it can still be a struggle to keep the menu content fresh to meet customer expectations. A panel at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Louisville discussed how to mix up the menu.

Fazoli's, restaurants, share ways digital tools transform restaurants

Fazoli's, restaurants, share ways digital tools transform restaurants

Digital signage, online ordering and loyalty apps have all transformed the restaurant vertical in different ways. At a panel entitled, "I'll take digital to go," at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, three panelists addressed a few key ways digital is transforming restaurant operations.

4 tips to make your restaurant ready for the tech revolution

4 tips to make your restaurant ready for the tech revolution

Digital menu boards, kiosks, online ordering and loyalty programs are just a few technologies that are making their debut in restaurants. During a panel at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, panelists discussed how to get your restaurant tech ready.

AI, automation to transform restaurants

AI, automation to transform restaurants

Artificial intelligence and automation have been breaking into the restaurant industry for a while now. The most common narrative is that AI will eliminate the need for employees as robots take all the jobs away. People rarely discuss how AI will improve our lives.

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Maintaining customer interest often means adding a new item to the menu or running a special promotion every few weeks. In those cases, restaurant operators need to have the ability to change the menu board quickly and seamlessly.

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