Rancheros is a tex-mex restaurant that started out in Douglas, GA in 2007. There are 2 other current locations in Waycross and Tifton. The “build your own” style mexican food offers over 25 different toppings, which can also be grilled, for each menu item such as burritos, tacos, or quesadillas. Since switching over to Menuat’s digital menuboards in 2015, Rancheros has used their boards to not only present their menu more clearly, but showcase community events, catering options, and featured menu items like their beloved white cheese dip! Keep an eye out for more locations opening in Dublin, Jesup and Moultrie, GA.
New Leaf Vapor Company opened in northeastern Florida back in 2007. When the owner, Ben, discovered electronic cigarettes he decided to make them his career. They adopted Menuat’s digital menus in 2015 in order to cut down on having to constantly replace paper menus due to always having new flavors. Because they have 8 locations it is very easy to update all menuboards company wide, saving more time and money. The staff loves how unique the digital menuboards are in the vaping industry, helping them stand out from other competing businesses. “We absolutely love the technology and Menuat’s awesome customer support.” Ready for a new flavor? Visit one of their many locations in Jacksonville, Gainesville, or Atlanta, Georgia.
Megan and Spencer are the owners of one of our favorite Australian coffee shops, The Kookaburra. Whether you stop by the store Downtown, on US 1, or Beachside, there is always delicious coffee waiting for you. Having used our digital menuboards for over 3 years now, they love how easily they can display new drinks and their favorite feature is the Instagram feed. “It’s so cool and our customers love it,” said Megan. If you’re in the St. Augustine area, stop in and grab a cup of Aussie iced coffee!
Did you know that if you have a restaurant your menu and menu boards need to be in accordance with the FDA? Whether its calorie counts, catering menus, or specialty items, such as alcohol, there are certain guidelines to follow. Guidelines will be enforced starting May 2017. Menu boards are the easiest way to keep up with regulations. Menuat will review your board for free, try it now!
On the FDA website you can view 58 pages of the law (21 CFR 101.11) written out, but it can be difficult and plain boring to read. Or you can download our simplified version that provides all the information you need and print it to hang in your restaurant. It’ll look great next to your labor laws poster!
Did you know that Menuat offers free digital menu boards and can handle all your menu needs.
The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tennessee installed Menuat’s Digital Menu Solution for their Bongo Java Cafe opening next week. The cafe is the newest addition to the Museum which has been open for about a year.
The cafe inside the museum will feature innovative beverages, bagels, and sandwiches. Bongo Java is a Nashville staple with six other locations around the city and became famous in 1996 when a cinnamon bun was baked that resembled Mother Theresa.
The Museum opened on Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway about a year ago and has received Gem rating from AAA. Founder Bill Miller and his wife Shannon, worked in conjunction with The Cash Family to provide visitors an intimate look into the life and career of Johnny Cash. This is the only museum dedicated to Johnny Cash that has been authorized and endorsed by The Cash Family.
Last weekend Menuat’s design team, got a sneak peak of the Cafe while visiting the museum in Nashville.
Robyn Mooney, Owner of City Coffee Co. in Saint Augustine, Florida shares her experiences with Menuat’s Digital Menu Service.
City Coffee Co. has had Digital Menus and an Events Board from Menuat for about a year. We recently added a third monitor to their menus and added Instagram integration during their annual redesign. Their full menu is available here.
Menuat CEO, Jeff Charette gave a keynote address during IBM’s InterConnect Conference at “An Unexpected Evening of Big Data & Analytics”. In case you missed it live, below is a recording of his keynote and the launch of MenuatGo.
MenuatGo provides customers with everything they need to get started with Digital Menu Boards at an accessible price.
Perfectly suited for independent restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bars, retail stores and more.
Independent business owners understand more than anyone, the need to be more efficient, more flexible, and more profitable.
Save Time | Save Money | Increase Sales
Menuat Players work with any 1080 x 1920 HD TV and are WIFI capable.
Use our Cloud-based menu management system to update your menu in real-time from anywhere in the world – adjust prices, add or remove menu items, change out your daily or weekly specials – do whatever you want because you are in control.
Setup is simple. You pick a design from our gallery and we build your menu. Once your menu is built, we ship you your Menuat Player(s). Plug it in to your TV, connect to your internet, and your menu is live!
Sign up for MenuatGo today by calling (904) 495-0616 ext. 1 or email us.
Menuat was created to deliver powerful, affordable, and easy to use digital menus to independent restaurants. From the beginning, our passion has been about delivering the power of the Internet to restaurants by connecting the physical environment to the digital world of consumers.
The Menuat Team is in San Diego for RFMA2105. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by Booth 1330 and talk to Jeff about the Cost Savings of Digital Menu Boards. We are also offering discounted design and development on multiple locations!
Adding a video stream or advanced animations to Digital Menu Boards, if done effectively can boost engagement while cutting perceived queue time. However, if the animation or video is too busy and distracting, it can birth rage in hungry patrons.
There are infinite ways to attack this beast. The type of video or animation being added will make or break your customers’ experience. You want to animation to be relatively subtle, enticing and most importantly supportive to the material you’re trying to promote. If your animation upstages your menu content, customers’ attention is focused on the animation rather than the actual messaging.
With that being said, using a subtle animation or a dedicated portion of one of your monitors to display promotional videos that support your menu content can be extremely beneficial. The key is to finding the balance in infotainment. You want the customer to be entertained, but even more importantly, you want them to be informed of the action you want them to take, may it be up-selling on drinks, purchasing featured menu items etc.
Lets take up-selling drink purchases as an example. You’re trying to sell more soft drinks, adding a video or animation in a promotional section of your board of a frosty cold soda gently fizzing is extremely enticing. However, if the soda flies across the whole screen with a blazing comet trail behind it, it is extremely distracting. It may be entertaining, but it is distracting from the other menu content. You want the sale from the promotion to be in addition to what the customer was already going purchase, resulting in a higher ticket value. When the customer is browsing the menu and suddenly the monitors are taken over by a giant flaming soda, the customer has to wait for the animation to finish before they can make a decision on what to order.
Here are a couple more examples from Menuat’s Design Team of subtle animations and video clips that support menu content.Schedule a Demo with Menuat Today!