Generally, in restaurants we might have seen menu boards indicating the special food items available for sale in the particular day and nowadays, with the advancement of technology these boards are turning out to be digital menu boards in many quick serve restaurants. These boards can be installed both in horizontal and vertical models and they include the images of the dishes as well so that guests can know what they will be getting when ordering for a particular dish. Since the images are included in these boards, the guess work is completely removed for the guests. Now, let us understand about the different types of these boards.
These display units are used both indoors and outdoors and when a unit that is suitable just for indoors is installed outdoors, the electronic parts inside it can get damaged due to external exposure. On the other hand, when a model meant for outdoor is installed inside, it will look out of place since there will be a protective housing in these models for ensuring that when placed outdoors they do not get affected in extreme weather conditions. Both these types will have a media player and a screen. Of these, the media player stores the advertisement on the memory card and it can be updated manually either by replacing the memory card or by updating the ads with the help of flash drive or by over writing the previous ads. When it comes to menu boards used in restaurants, the staff can keep the same memory card until the dishes available in the list get completed and once new menu card is to be added, they can add the same to the memory card in any of the method mentioned earlier.
When using conventional types of boards, the staff working for the restaurants will have to rub off the item listed in the board if a single food items is over and when a new dish has been prepared details about the same should be hand-written. These worries can be avoided completely, when restaurants begin to use digital menu boards. They can just make the required changes via their computer just by uploading the details about currently available menu along with their image and cost and nowadays, there are also network enabled models available in the market and they are becoming popular because of their functionality and flexibility feature as compared to stand alone models.