Client Profile, Digital Menu Board, Menuat, Restaurants

Rancheros

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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.

 

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New Leaf Vapor Co.

 

Ketterman_151207_5237New 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.

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The Kookaburra

Kookaburra

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!

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Are you FDA approved?

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.

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Why Are Digital Menus Thriving?

Six Reasons Menuat Lives Up To The Hype

Restaurant owners are presented with hundreds of choices and decisions on a daily basis. Many of these decisions surround their most prized possession, their menu. Menus can take on many forms like a simple single page of paper, chalk boards, menu books and now there are entire sub categories based on the newer digital frontier alone. Digital menus can be displayed on television monitors, projection screens, mobile phones, websites, tablets and more. While many restauranteurs are ready to embrace digital menus, others are hesitant to adopt this emerging technology. So let’s break down the top six reasons our digital menus are taking the lead.

 

1.) Your Brand’s Identity and Promise

Digital menus are one of the many things that your customers will see each and every time they enter a restaurant. The digital menu represents the restaurant’s tone, aesthetic, brand, selections, specials and more. Menu boards are a reliable, consistent message to the patrons even when staff members may be under the weather, in the weeds or otherwise distracted. By going digital with Menuat, business owners are never restricted to templates, forms, colors or fonts. Menuat’s custom design service will seamlessly reinforce the brand you have built.

 

2.) Images, Animations, Full Video, Interactive Content

Digital Menus can do so much more than their chalkboard or static counterparts. The digital world can feature simple or complex animations, full video or can be made interactive with touchscreen capabilities. Digital Menus can be automatically day-parted to display the breakfast menu until it is scheduled to switch to the lunch menu.

 

3.) Leverage Social Media

Google is constantly changing the algorithms that define a website’s organic ranking, sometimes with little warning and even less explanation. One component that seems to be weighted more each time is a business’ social media footprint. Digital menu boards can incorporate those feeds in real time directly on the board. This allows for business owners to instantly engage with their customers, build brand loyalties and attract the younger demographics. Social media outlets can work hand-in-hand with digital menu boards to relay information to a fan base like a change in hours, daily specials, event announcements and other newsworthy messages.

 

4.) Cost Savings, Going Green

Many business owners can save on reprinting traditional menu boards for changes, and reduce dollars spend on printed to-go menus. Menuat creates digital menus with HTML 5 responsive design, so creating a digital menu with a mobile-friendly counterpart allows restaurant’s customers to always have the most up-to-date version of the menu in their pocket.

 

5.) Menuat Designers Are Second-To-None

Digital menus are a customer-facing marketing vehicle. So much time and energy goes into creating a logo, tagline, colors and menu items. With a well designed digital menu, those efforts can be followed through. Menuat’s in-house design studio, has worked with respected brands like: Coca-Cola, Sprite, Dolby Digital Surround Sound, Dallas Cowboys and Blue Marble Brands.

 

6.) Easy To Update Content

Menuat’s proprietary content management system is specifically designed to make a restaurant owner’s day easier. Menu updates can be made quickly and easily with our cloud-based CMS. Updates can be made from any device with an internet connection from computers to tablets to mobile phones. By going digital, your menu is always up to date.

Menuat team members are well-versed in menu psychology. Get started with a free/no obligation menu analysis:

More Questions?
Reach out to one of our product experts: 904-495-0616 or send us an email anytime.
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Menuat at the National Restaurant Association Show

Menuat National Restaurant Association

The Menuat Team is heading to Chicago this week for the National Restaurant Association Show. We will join the 2,000 other exhibiting companies and more than 44,000 attendees for the four day show at McCormick Place. This is Menuat’s first time at the NRA Show and the team is eager to get on the show floor and check out the newest restaurant technology. We will be exhibiting from booth 10423 in the Lakeside Center.

Menuat will be offering a free mobile app for iOS and Android for NRA attendees who sign up for Digital Signage service.

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one demo with a member of the team, click here or call (904) 495-0616 x703.

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Client Profile: The Johnny Cash Museum

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.

Visit The Johnny Cash Museum Website for more information about the museum.

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Digital Menus at the Johnny Cash Museum

Digital Menus at the Johnny Cash Museum from Menuat

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Customer Testimonial: City Coffee Co.

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.

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Meet Zak

Zak Roberts, Customer Support Specialist

Zak Roberts, Customer Support Specialist

Meet Menuat’s new Customer Support Specialist, Zak Roberts!

Zak Graduated with a Physics degree from University of Florida in 2011. He originally learned to code with C++ while doing research on cryogenics in college. Zak self-taught JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, and jQuery when he became interested in building web applications. Hobbies include surfing, coding, cooking, and gardening. He is also exceptionally good at video games and has won various bartending competitions.

Welcome to the team, Zak!

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Menuat CEO Gives Keynote at IBM InterConnect

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.

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