Maximizing QSR Profits through Digital Signage

Digital Menu Boards, thanks to the ever-improving technology behind the Light Emitting Diode (LED), are continually getting sturdier, easier to read, and more energy efficient. They have become a mainstay in the drive to increase revenues and profits in the QSR industry, and due to extensive market research, some truisms about their best usage are becoming accepted facts for the largest national chains as well as for mum and pop establishments.

Reads Like a Book

Digital displays that are taller rather than wider, or vertically oriented, are easier for customers to read and understand than are horizontally aligned digital sign boards, which are wider than they are tall. This is because are more like the books, documents and smartphone screens that most of us encounter on a daily basis, which leads to quicker, more stress-free menu decisions. Because we want the ordering process to proceed as expeditiously as possible, this is an important determination.
Studies have also determined that the centre of the Drive-Through Menu Board and the right side command the greatest share of the customer’s attention. The temptation to put too much information on a Drive-Through Menu Board must be resisted because it will confuse a customer at the worst possible time – when a stress-free decision needs to be quickly made. Multi-panel menu boards are also a possibility, but they should be limited to two panels, as customers tend to get confused with three or more panels. Extra information can also be included on a Drive-Thru Pre-Sell Board, or Yard Sign, that the customer sees before the actual menu board is encountered.

Day Parting and Upselling

Modern LED-based Digital Signage Displays have other advantages, too. First and foremost is the ability to change your message at the touch of a button, simultaneously updating POS information. Day-parting, or changing your menu and prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner are effortless. Upselling efforts can be automatically made with no human effort, as the digital display system can easily be set up to offer additional mealtime suggestions to the customers based on what they’ve already ordered.

An important consideration is the ambient lighting situation in your display area, and your Digital Signage Provider has the experience needed to guide you in this and in similar issues.

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Digital Signage: Menu Boards Can Serve Up Tasty Profits For Restaurateurs

In today’s economy, restaurants that can respond quickly and effectively to newly presented opportunities have the greatest chance of success.

Consider the local deli, fast-food eatery or even the most upscale of restaurants. These businesses must promote their constantly changing menus with up-to-date entrees, appetizers, desserts and pricing. With food items and pricing possibly changing everyday, the old approach of displaying printed menus on stands outside of an establishment, using kindergarten-style plastic lettering pushed into grooved boards or even relying on professionally printed backlit signs suspended from a wall behind the counter are old, tired and less-than-effective. Enter digital signage.

Digital signs allow restaurateurs to respond quickly to changes in pricing and menu selections. They make highlighting new specials and promotional offers at a moment’s notice practical, providing added marketing flexibility. They also reduce the expense of printing new signage. Together those benefits can significantly impact the bottom line.

But the benefits don’t stop there. Consider that unlike printed signs, digital signage is not static. It’s easy to add motion and even audio to a menu board. Imagine hearing the sound of a searing steak on the grill as an image of the chef grilling the steak comes up on the sign. Try that with print.

The good news for restaurant owners is that special-purpose digital signage software exists that makes creating attractive, effective digital menu boards fast and easy. Often, such applications bridge the gap between other software commonly used to manage a restaurant, such as spreadsheet applications, word processing software, XML sources and even Web sources, and the digital menu board.

The software serves as a data conduit, extracting menu items and pricing from spreadsheet applications and automatically populating attractive digital signage templates for display on digital menu boards.

Such software also lets restaurant chains tap into the power of networked digital signs by supporting centralized management of multiple digital menu boards in a digital signage network. Nationwide, regional, local or even restaurant-specific changes can be made to digital menu boards from a central control point.

Digital menu boards also open up the opportunity to benefit from new revenue streams for restaurateurs. Consider the possibility of securing advertising revenue or some other promotional consideration from vendors, simply by offering space and time on the menu board.

On the level of an individual restaurant, this opportunity could mean a restaurant owner selling advertising to other businesses in the area or perhaps bartering advertising time on the display in exchange for goods or services for the business. For larger restaurant chains, there is the potential to tap into regional or national advertising revenue for commercial playback on screens across the entire network of signs.

In today’s challenging economy, businesses need every advantage they can get to stay ahead of the competition. Something as simple as replacing traditional menu boards with their digital equivalents may be just the thing to tip the scales in favor of one restaurateur vs. another. Digital signage-based menu boards may provide the added boost needed to respond instantly to changing costs, eliminate certain printing expenses and generate added interest from customers as well as revenue from non-traditional sources.

David Little is a digital signage enthusiast with 20 years of experience helping professionals use technology to effectively communicate their unique marketing messages. For further digital signage insight from Keywest Technology, visit our website for many helpful tips and examples.