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Picks are the most newsworthy of articles posts on the site.

Kiosk Industry is the news engine for the Kiosk Manufacturer Association or KMA which is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better self-service for customers and employees through kiosks and information technology (IT). Kiosk Industry Association leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements and engagement outcomes using information technology such as kiosks.

Going Yotel — Taco Bell Kiosk — Times Square Full Digital – All-In-One-Computers Wall and Counter

All-In-One-Computers Help Taco Bell Go All Digital Nice article on Taco Bell kiosks from QSR Magazine Apr 2021. Times Square comes with its own unique set of variables.  The guess is Elotouch is providing the all-in-one computer with wall mount or countertop mount. Our guess is j1900 Celeron with Windows (and enhanced version of Eloview).  Noteworthy too a… Read More »

Restaurant News – Global Payments Acquires SICOM

Global Payments to Acquire SICOM Systems, a Leading Provider of Enterprise Technology Solutions to Restaurants September 27, 2018 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today an agreement to acquire SICOM Systems, Inc. from LLR Partners. SICOM provides enterprise, cloud-based software as a… Read More »

5 Key Learnings from Panera’s Digital Transformation Blaine Hurst

Originally published on LinkedIn on November 8, 2018 Blaine Hurst Chief Executive Officer & President Panera Bread I had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Su and Jon Fortt last week for CNBC’s [email protected] event to talk about C-level perspectives on technology. So I thought I’d share more broadly some of our key learnings on digital transformation. In… Read More »

People – Top Ten Women in Restaurants

From Hospitality Tech MURTECH awards 2020 – By Anna Wolfe, Senior Editor – Restaurants – 05/15/2020 A billion-dollar digital channel, the most successful limited-time offer in a brand’s history, and a platform that empowers restaurants to take charge of their businesses online: These are just three noteworthy accomplishments from the winners of Hospitality Technology’s 2020 Top Women in… Read More »

Restaurant Research Report – State of the Industry 2021 by National Restaurant Association

Restaurant Research Report The National Restaurant Association each year prepares a comprehensive overview of the restaurant industry and provides a look ahead. The Association’s research is considered the most authoritative source for restaurant industry sales projections and trends. It is based on analysis of the latest economic data and extensive surveys of restaurant operators and consumers. See p.… Read More »

Digital Menu Boards — Panasonic ClearConnect™ Restaurant Solutions

Digital Menu Boards for Drive-Thru Restaurants Editors note: Drive-thru is becoming the new norm given the effect of the pandemic. McDonald’s already gets 75% of their sales from Drive Thru.  Historically restaurants have drawn from a diverse set of providers for all the various components that comprise a drive-thru solution. Get the screens from A, the software from… Read More »

Press Release — Restaurant Kiosks, NRA Show To Go, Ghost Kitchens, Taco Bell, PCI Card Reader

Press release today from PRNewswire Kiosk Association Apr2021 DENVER, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — National Restaurant Association has launched Show To Go and the Kiosk Association is a participant. The online show runs through August 2021. We have eight showcases online: QSR Self-Order, Touchless Controls, Outdoor Menu Boards, ClearConnect full suite solution, Restaurant Kiosks, gigantic digital signage (LVCC), large digital signs and touchscreens. April 21 is a… Read More »

JAWS Kiosk

JAWS Kiosk Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through the incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading… Read More »

JAWS Accessibility Kiosk – Mitigate Your Website Liability

From the THEPACIELLOGROUP website and Matt Ater  — March 2020 Editors Note:  It is a fact that more than ever before companies are relying on the website to service customers.  But are all customers being served?  Liability for accessibility is the #1 concern for corporate websites. Let Vispero help guide you. JAWS Accessibility: Selecting the Correct Input Device… Read More »

Speech Command Hardware for Self-Service by Storm Interface Announced

Storm-Interface News Link – Self Service Terminals with voice recording, voice recognition or speech command features are now deployed in public locations. However, this has raised concerns about privacy and led to calls for the government to review privacy regulations. The presence of any active (recording) microphone must be immediately obvious to anyone within recording range. It may… Read More »

Ghost Kitchen Kiosks in Walmart – Cloud Kitchens

Walmart Kiosks Now Offer Restaurant Kiosks Post on NRN March 2021 — Locations will offer kiosk-based ordering on-site and third-party delivery of restaurant and CPG food brands Excerpt: The new service will allow shoppers in those locations to select items from the menus of about 15 national and regional restaurant and CPG food concepts, including Quiznos, Saladworks and… Read More »

Portable Pizzeria Powered by Robots

Artisanal Pizza Robots From NRN April 2021 — Continuing on the contactless automat and vending machine trend, Piestro is now partnering with facial recognition payment company PopID. Editors note:  We fully expect to see robotic food trucks in the NRF drive-thru lot outside Javits next year. Take the food to buyers is a core strategy it seems these… Read More »

JAWS Kiosk® awarded Judge’s Choice Award Improving Travel Experience

JAWS Kiosk Screen Reader Software Recognized by Travel Industry From TPGi Blog Apr2021 — JAWS Kiosk awarded Judge’s Choice Award (first place) at this year’s TravelAbility Summit Launchpad event held on April 1, 2021. The JAWS Kiosk screen reader solution earned high praise for criteria such as articulation of a problem and solution, enhancing the travel experience for… Read More »

New Member – SuzoHapp Global – Gaming, Amusement, and Sports Betting

Welcome to new member SUZOHAPP. SUZOHAPP is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of gaming, amusement, and sports betting products. Serving operators and OEMs for over 60 years, SUZOHAPP carries a vast portfolio of components available for immediate distribution and for developing custom-built solutions. Products and Services PayComplete — PayComplete is the market leader in unified… Read More »

Dunkin’ on Demand digital kiosk – New Store Announcement Nashville

Excerpt from Wannado Dunkin’ announced it will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, February 4 to unveil its newest Next Generation Store in Nashville located at 400 21st Avenue South. Attendees will get a glimpse at the store’s new modern design and in-store innovations, including a cold beverage tap system and Dunkin’ on Demand digital kiosk. With fully… Read More »

2019 U.S. QSR Kiosk Research Market – Mercator

Kiosk Research – Self-Service QSR Kiosks Gaining Popularity Editors Note: Short and concise report on QSR Kiosk market. Nothing on drive-thru kiosks. Quite a few players not included (maybe next time). Example would be reference to McDonalds Times Square Flagship project (see CNBC writeup we published back in May 2019). That is Pyramid Computer out of Germany making… Read More »

In The Wild – COVID19 Use Of Kiosks For Outside Ordering

Outside Order Terminals Editor Note: Nice note on LinkedIn on using countertop kiosks for outside ordering during COVID-19 shelter time.  The example below is from Habit Burger who is using countertop kiosks from Olea Kiosks. Mike Repetti at The Habit Burger Grill is a genius! Because he chose to deploy our Austin model kiosks he was able to… Read More »

Self-Order Kiosk in Stuttgart Video

Self-Order in Stuttgart Video Editors Note: shared post on LinkedIn by Graeme Derby of nice video showing self-order restaurant ordering in Stuttgart, Germany. Graeme Derby • Self service kiosks for retail & hospitality | Managing Director UK | Mentor at Entrepreneurial Spark This is how to make self-service work in retail. #selfservice #kiosk #pyramidcomputer Emmas Enkel in Stuttgart is… Read More »

Contactless Payment Using Facial Recognition Self-Order Kiosks Case Study – Daddy’s Chicken Shack QSR Restaurant

Introduction Daddy’s Chicken Shack, founded by Pace Webb and Chris Georgalas in 2017, is a fried chicken QSR restaurant located in Old Pasadena, California that features American southern flavor with a hint of Asian cuisine. Daddy’s prides themselves on hormone-free, antibiotic-free and free range chicken. Daddy’s also has a booth every sunday at the Smorgasburg open-air food market.… Read More »

Reverse Case Study – Outdoor Drive-thru Menuboards at McDonalds Go Isotropic (or Did it?)

McDonald’s Drive-Thru Outdoor LCD Failures Worth noting the noting of this isotropic screen failure at McDonalds Drive-Thru in California (Sep2020).  Further investigation points to a Samsung OH55F, which given the specifications, is surprising. Our guess is the vendor supplying these is Coates and we have sent a query to them asking about this. January 31 Update See our… Read More »

Minimum Wage Kiosk Fast Food Impact Restaurants & Hospitality and Results Last Five Years McDonalds

Minimum Wage Kiosks and Kiosk Self-Order From Marketwatch an article referencing new study on Minimum Wage impacts  — nice article from Marketwatch looking at the results from 2021 Princeton study on the effects of raising minimum wage. The usual most vocal critics are people like Andy Puzder back in the day that he ran Carl Jrs.  Labor costs… Read More »

Five Payment Trends in 2021 – Appetize Technologies

Payment Trends and Insights – Kiosk Industry Writeup by Appetize on the five payment trends to look for in 2021 There’s a silver lining to the unpredictability we experienced last year: 2020 accelerated the growth and advancement of the current payments landscape. In fact, the way operators set up their payment systems now will truly be a testament… Read More »

QSR by Pyramid Computer and Intel Showcase

  Learn about efficiency and convenience in the QSR industry by Intel Corporation with self-service kiosks by Pyramid Computer GmbH showcasing technology frontrunner Hesburger. Blog Link  Kiosks: automatic for the people 05-Feb-2021 By BigHospitality Self-Self-serve kiosks have become a regular sight in fast QSR operations as restaurant groups awaken to their benefits – and the Coronavirus pandemic has only served to expedite their uptake… Read More »

McDrive McDonald’s Drive Thru High Brights in Germany

Original article (in German) Mar2021 McDonald’s Using LG High Brightness The almost 1,000 McDonalds restaurants with McDrive in Germany will be equipped with LG High Brightness Displays by the end of the year. Almost all drive-thru locations receive the new wind- and weatherproof, sunlight-compatible digital signage displays. March 17, 2021 by Florian Rotberg In total, more than 4,000 LG full outdoor… Read More »

Restaurant Kiosk – National Restaurant Association Show To Go 2021

Show To Go Update for National Restaurant Association 2021 Are you looking for restaurant kiosk technology?  The Kiosk Association has restaurant kiosks, drive thru kiosks, locker kiosks, pickup kiosks and all types of digital signage kiosks. PCI and EMV technology for future-proof installations. ADA and accessibility information which extends from kiosks to your mobile ordering and website online… Read More »

ADA Update for Kiosk Industry

ADA Updates for Kiosk Industry We have some updates for ADA and kiosks. Add-on for Verifone POS Tactile “bumps” Tax incentives for ADA (deductions and credits) US Access Board meeting for January ADA Working Group for Kiosk Industry Group.   #1 — New add-on for POS and ADA compliance from Taylor Stands.  Detachable POS with tether (patent pending).… Read More »