Tag Archives: mcdonalds

Reverse Case Study – Outdoor Drive-thru Menuboards at McDonalds Go Isotropic

  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. Other McDonalds related links McDonalds Project Ray _ Landini… Read More »

Wendys Kiosks – CEO on Self-Order Kiosks, Drive-Thru Kiosks & Fast Food

Wendys Kiosks – Self-Order & Drive-Thru Kiosk Intro Wendys Kiosks Update – TheStreet talks exclusively with Wendy’s CEO Todd Penegor about how he is trying to reinvent the food ordering process. Click here for full interview. Below are some of the points covered. Some points covered and made by Penegor: How many kiosks installed in Wendys?  200 in… Read More »

McDonalds Project Ray _ Landini Associates Creating Cool McD

Very nice exposition of McDonalds project by Steve Lister. This was a project to make McDonalds cool again. From LinkedIn post we saw — So what was the idea of the project? – The complete reinvention of the world’s largest Fast Food Chain, including master-planning, architecture and interior design, brand positioning, graphics, packaging, uniforms and global design standards… Read More »

Tapit demonstrates unique self order kiosk

Excerpt from BakeMag Jun article. Read full article Tapit demonstrates unique self order kiosk Courtesy of Tapit 06.11.2019 By John Unrein Tapit, a leading restaurant and retail-focused software vendor, has launched Selfit, a self order kiosk platform with accompanying online ordering via a mobile app and interface to the restaurant’s website. Purpose-built for the restaurant and retail industries, Tapit… Read More »

McDonalds Video – Arnheim Post-Covid Config Distancing

McDonalds Kiosks Self-Service Post-COVID Distancing In Netherlands Erwin Dito Managing Director at McDonald’s Netherlands As a result of great and swift teamwork, we’ve launched our ‘test and learn prototype’ restaurant in Arnhem. It’s an important step closer to operating in the new social distancing society. The team designed safe work & dining solutions for our employees and guests, while… Read More »

Restaurant kiosks and demographics

QSR kiosks are big these days and the poster child might be Paneras actually though for sure McDonalds “once again into the fray” efforts bring a lot of attention (ditto for Wendy’s and others). Good quote from Olea and good article.

Source: www.qsrweb.com

Here were the demographics

  • 18-24 year olds are more than 70 percent likely to visit a restaurant if it had a kiosk option;
  • 25-34 year olds are 65 percent more likely to visit;
  • 45-54 year olds are 60 percent more likely; and
  • 55+ year olds are 40 percent more likely.

Self-Service Kiosk Association Board of Directors 2018

Self-Service Kiosk Manufacturer Association Board of Directors 2018 The Kiosk Manufacturer Association for Self-Service leads efforts to optimize self-service engagements & outcomes with retail technology such as self-serve order kiosks. PR Newswire link. Kiosk Industry Group Association  EASTLAKE, Colo., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Industry Association announces its Board of Directors for 2018. 17 companies serve in this capacity and… 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 »

Acrelec announces $223 million investment from Glory to expand in-store quick service solutions

Excerpt from TechEU 01/31/2020 By Annie Musgrove, January 31st, 2020.  Acrelec, the global leader in customer experience technology for “quick service” restaurants and retailers, has announced plans for a $223 million investment by Glory Global Solutions. The funding is subject to review by Acrelec’s employee representatives and certain competition authorities. Acrelec has developed kiosks, drive-through and self-checkouts for many of… 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 »

Kiosk Company – Evoke Creative

New Sponsor Evoke Creative Kiosks We welcome Evoke as our latest KMA sponsor. Evoke works in all types of complete kiosk solutions as well as OEM standard models for people such as McDonalds. WHO WE ARE Evoke have been at the forefront of interactive digital technology since 2003 and work with some of the world’s biggest brands designing… Read More »

QSR Self-Order Kiosks — McDonalds Flaw

McDonalds Kiosks —  Ordering Kiosks  major flaw Editors Note: We never understood why McDonalds totally avoided cash for its customers.  The demographics would seem to require cash in order to serve customers. This is almost considering some users “disabled” and cannot be serviced at the kiosks and must go to the counter.  Cash2Card systems tied in with biometric… Read More »

Fast Food Kiosks Creating Jobs and Increasing Revenues – Counterpoint

Fast Food Kiosks killing jobs? Current events beg the question, but the facts say otherwise Reprinted with permission Dec. 12, 2016 | by Elliot Maras We at the Kiosk Industry Association have seen the news media running controversial headlines and opinion pieces by CEOs and ex-CEOs decrying the minimum wage increase and attributing loss of jobs to self-order.… Read More »

Self-Order Kiosks – Forbes Article Having A Moment

From Forbes article Self-Order Kiosks Are Finally Having A Moment In The Fast Food Space  July 30, 2019 Self-Order Kiosks McDonalds in Forbes Excerpt: In 2010, I wrote an article titled “Quick-service restaurant kiosks: What’s taking so long?” The gist was that although major players like Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King and Arby’s started experimenting with kiosks in 2006,… Read More »

Taco Bell Kiosk – Taco Bell president on kiosk: ‘It’s super fun’

Excerpt from Nation’s Restaurant News June 17, 2019 Editor’s Note:  How China tariffs might affect this are in play. Taco Bell Kiosk consumer-facing technology efforts are in full force this year. On the heels of rolling out delivery nationwide in February, Taco Bell has quietly installed kiosks in about 4,000 restaurants. Rob Poetsch, spokesman for the Irvine, Calif.-based… Read More »

Asian Grill Opens New Location with Self Order Kiosks

Asian Grill Opens New Location with XPR Kiosks Asian Grill, known for its authentic regional cuisines, has recently implemented XPR’s self ordering kiosks and mobile application to help automate the ordering process. Along with the new equipment throughout the kitchen to help relay orders to the staff, these changes have helped to improve operational efficiency, check averages, and… Read More »

Elliot Maras Tours NRA & QSR POS Providers

Original article by Elliot Maras published on KioskMarketplace May 2019 The self-service drumbeat rattled Chicago’s McCormick Place last week as attendees swarmed exhibits promising faster customer service. This year’s National Restaurant Show showcased even more interactive kiosks (39 exhibitors) than last year’s record-breaking 36 exhibitors. Less than a third of this year’s companies (11 exhibitors) were repeats from… Read More »

Appetize POS Boosts Consumer Spend, Driving Demand for Self-Serve Kiosk

Press release from BusinessWire May 09, 2019 Self-Service Kiosks Drive Up to 40% Lift on Orders; Company Brings on New Customers AT&T Center, LSU, Museums PLAYA VISTA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Appetize, the modern Point of Sale (POS) and enterprise management platform, today announced strong results from its self-service kiosk technology seeing up to 40% increase in order size across its… Read More »

ZIVELO and Dell Technologies Partner on self-service kiosks

ZIVELO STRENGTHENS ITS FULL-SERVICE TURN-KEY KIOSK SOLUTIONS WITH INDUSTRY COLLABORATION  ZIVELO collaborates with Dell Technologies OEM Solutions to revolutionize self-service kiosks SCOTTSDALE, AZ (May 2, 2019) – World-class kiosk manufacturer ZIVELO (best known for providing kiosks to the largest fast-food chains across North America) joins the Dell Technologies OEM to allow its clients to purchase ZIVELO’s digital solutions through their existing… Read More »

McDonalds Mobile Hack – Canadien Uses McDonalds Mobile App To Run Up Bills

The Canadian McDonald’s app, called My McD’s, is just the latest target for cyber criminals. Last year, they were busy stealing Aeroplan and PC Optimum rewards points from some members’ online accounts. Many of the fraudsters involved in PC Optimum cases also carried out their crimes in Quebec. Cybersecurity expert Ritesh Kotak said that in the digital era,… Read More »

Drive Thru Ordering – McDonalds Goes For Dynamic Menus in Drive-Thru

Published March 25th Yahoo News [April 1st update — McDonalds makes a second purchase. This time it is mobile software. The burger giant is making a $3.7 million minority investment in the New Zealand-based company Plexure] Excerpt The Golden Arches revealed Monday its biggest acquisition in more than 20 years, acquiring privately held tech platform Dynamic Yield. McDonald’s… Read More »

Top 10 stories of 2017: Self-order food kiosks dominate reader interest

Self-order kiosks in restaurants dominated reader interest in 2017 as several national foodservice chains announced kiosk deployments.

Source: www.kioskmarketplace.com

Writeup on most read stories on KMC this past year by Elliot Maras. 

 

1. best read story in 2017 was a summary of self-serve kiosk introductions at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago.

 

2. The second best read story addressed disability access lawsuits, an ongoing issue that continues to dog self-service technology. 

 

3. Redbox announced plans to add 1,500 kiosks. 

 

The usual “we are going to launch” PRs. 

 

KFC to launch 5,000 kiosks with facial recognition to predict customers’ orders in China. Interesting that they have partnered with Baidu (BIDU).

 

Subway and McDonalds of course.

 

I think here in December a lot of buzz for Taco Bell and YUM has been percolating.  One might think they have issued an RFP…

How one high-tech McDonald’s is evolving an icon

Episode 36 of Retail Gets Real: McDonald’s franchise owner Carlos Mateos Jr. on careers at McDonald’s.

Source: nrf.com

Soon after renovating his father’s first restaurant, Mateos implemented technology like a mobile app and self-service kiosks, along with more service and product offerings like a bakery and table service. With automation prompting new aspects of the business, there is a greater need for the human element. “Come spend a day with me,” Mateos says to those who think robots might replace jobs.