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Rusty Lantern Market!

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Rusty Lantern Market is a deli that has multiple locations in Maine. The deli, which is also a convenience store, has been open for 1.5 years in Topsham, Brunswick, Portland and South Portland. Food and Beverage director, Michelle (pictured along with kitchen manager, Jason, at Topsham), reports that their customers “enjoy the clean clear look of the screens, and it creates a more upscale look.” Stop in for some gas and stay for a sandwich or some coffee!

Digital Menu Board, Digital Signage, Menu, Menu Design

Are You Using Your Menu Board to its Full Potential?

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-3-01-44-amMany more restaurants and companies such as Cracker Barrel’s Holler & Dash, are shying away from traditional signage to digital signage. In a world that is so technologically advanced, make sure you are using your menu board to its full potential to stay ahead of the competition.

Make sure your menu board has a design that is catchy and fitting to the atmosphere of your restaurant. Chalkboard menus can be a pain to update daily or even seasonly. Menuat offers a chalkboard design, giving you your fun atmosphere without the hassle or mess.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Do you have a picture of one the items your restaurant offers? Instead of just item names and prices, show the customer what great meal they are about to purchase. You can even make a slideshow to show multiple items.

Social media is all the rage. Show customers what awesome comments others visitors are making about your restaurant by integrating a Facebook or Instagram account to your menu board.

SCHEDULE A DEMO with Stewart today to get the greatest menu board for your store!

Digital Menu Board, Digital Signage, For Fun

5 Times FRIENDS Perfectly Described Digital Menu Boards

Imagine the coffee shop in FRIENDS, Central Perk, with a digital menu board. Here’s what it might look like!

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Fast and easy updates.

 

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You see your latest social media post on the menu board.

 

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You see the shop is running a special on your latte.

 

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Your favorite holiday treat is back on the menu.

 

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All your friends agree Central Perk is the best hang out with the best menu board.

 

 

 

 

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Fireside Pizza!

img_3778-copyFour years ago, in Douglas, Georgia, a fantastic pizza place popped up called Fireside Pizza. They are known for their authentic brick oven pizzas but serve soups, salads, and sandwiches as well. Fireside loves promoting new products and community events on their screens and has the flexibility to change specials daily/weekly. Stop in for a slice when you’re in Douglas!

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Flavor Palette

restaurant-picThis week, we are proud to share Chef Tommy’s Flavor Palette! This international sandwich shop has been open in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for about 7 months. From Moroccan Chicken to Italian Sliced Pork to a Falafel burger, this sandwich shop serves up a multitude of cuisines everyday. Chef Tommy highlights specials everyday that pair well with a specific wine or beer. He claims his experience with Menuat has been “very positive”. Customers compliment his menu boards and he likes that he can easily edit food costs, substitutions, and display pictures. Head to the beach and check him out!

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Clarion Inn

img_2062This Clarion Inn location is a full service hotel fully equipped with meeting and event space. It was built in Seekonk, Massachusetts in 1968 and the family that opened it in 1969 are still the current owners. Their digital signage features a local weather widget that many guests enjoy. Because they are an event space, they host weddings and “most brides will take a picture because they love that we feature them.” Clarion Inn is also utilizes social media integration featuring their latest Facebook posts as well as their latest award, the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

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Pizza Paddle Co.

dsc_7223Pizza Paddle Co. in Jacksonville, FL is almost ready to celebrate their one year anniversary! This family’s mission is to serve up “UNCOMPROMISING COMMITMENT TO FRESHER, FINER DISHES.” They offer take-out and delivery from open to close and of course walk-ins are more than welcome! Pizza Paddle loves how their digital menuboard screens showcase all items with pictures giving walk-in customers the chance to decide on their meals easily and quickly. Be sure to visit the store for their lunch time special everyday of the week!

Products, Restaurants, Tips

Best 8 Apps For Restaurant Owners and Managers

There are many components to running a restaurant besides making food and serving it to your wonderful guests. We’ve done some research and pulled the best apps to help owners, managers, and all staff work in a more smoothly run restaurant.

Management Help:

Between managing inventory, making employee schedules, budgeting, and tracking the data from those aspects, one might need a great system.

  1. Numbers

This is an app that offers templates to track inventory, budgets, and staff schedules. It also creates graphic reports at the tips of your fingers. This app has the ability to be exported into an Excel spread sheet and is cloud based letting the owner bring up the data always up-to-date and on multiple devices.

  1. 7shifts

Creating schedules can be one of the most complicated tasks of restaurant management. You have everything set then someone comes up with a shift they can’t make it to. This app allows staff to easily swap shifts and offers direct messaging to each employee.

 

POS System and Loyalty Programs-

Of course you could always go old school typing in each menu item price, but these apps offer efficient, user-friendly systems to give workers as well as customers the greatest experience possible. Loyalty programs are also on the rise. Many restaurants still offer cards, but apps are more easily accessible and more fun for a customer to use and see how their loyalty to the business is affecting them.

  1. Revel Systems

An iPad based POS system, Revel is one of the greatest. It offers ease of seating, ordering and serving, PLUS catering to the financials of the business. With bill-splitting features, individual employee logins, and social media integration, this system is everything you could want, and more.

  1. RM Monitor

This app integrates with your POS system to provide real-time monitoring. It monitors labor costs, sales and payments, key performance indicators and sends alerts when something out of your ordinary day pops up such as a staff member heading into overtime.

  1. Belly

Loyalty programs are all the rage now that they are easily accessible and most people are on budgets. This app allows customers to scan codes and earn rewards every visit and the restaurant can customize rewards offerings. Belly encourages fun rewards and builds customer profiles to allow restaurants to offer the most useful prizes.

  1. OrderAhead

Many people are often in a rush during their lunch hour or have had a long day and want to head home quickly after work. OrderAhead is a lifesaver in that situation. This app allows the busy people to find the restaurant, order, pay, and set a pickup time at their own convenience. There is also a re-ordering feature for the regulars.

 

Social Media and Creative

  1. Hootsuite

9 times out of 10, restaurants are on social media. This includes managing multiple social media accounts and Hootsuite helps you do that as easily as possible. This app allows you to manage posting times and cross-publish posts and photos.

  1. Skitch

This app understands that not everyone is Photoshop savvy and provides photo editing and visual branding features at a user-friendly level. It is social media integrated so you can share your brand with the world.

For Fun, Restaurants

Top 10 Jokes in the Restaurant Business

Because it’s Monday and everyone needs to take a break and read some cheesy jokes at some point.

Did you hear about that new restaurant on the moon? No food, but great atmosphere.

Which Star Wars character works at a restaurant? Darth Waiter

How do you know if you’re in love? They steal a pizza your heart.

What type of person doesn’t like pizza? A weirDOUGH.

Why do the French like to eat snails? Because they don’t like fast food

What kind of coffee was served on the Titanic? Sanka

Ever notice that when you serve someone a cold cup of coffee, it makes them boiling mad?

Why do hamburgers make good baseball players? They’re great at the plate

Why aren’t burgers good at basketball? Too many turnovers

Who are hamburger’s favorite people? Vegetarians

 

Hope you enjoyed!

Client Profile, Digital Menu Board, Menuat, Restaurants

S’macks Burgers and Shakes

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3 years ago, S’macks Burgers and Shakes blessed Sarasota, FL by spinning off from the other family business, Gecko’s Grill and Pub, introducing the Better Burger concept and serving up its frozen custard and shakes, and award winning fries. They are great neighbors in their community featuring local vendors and serving hormone free food as well as providing more vegetarian options than just the frozen custard (even though it’s pretty great)! Besides the ease of use for pricing changes and feature items, S’macks has also enjoyed social media integration on their menu for almost a year now. Look for their new location popping up in downtown Sarasota in 2017!