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Something to be said about LCD/LED menuboards.

Discussion in 'Food, Drinks and Dining' started by Elmware, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Elmware

    Elmware Full Member

    LCD and LED menuboards are a great idea IMO, because changing the contents, switching menus (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc...) or notifying customers that an item is sold out, is as easy as punching a few keys on a computer, and bang, the menu is up to date, without spending money to have letters dye cut, or special slides made up. No clipping on [sold out] tags, sliding menuboards behind one another, etc... Another bonus is that you can place some advertising, to promote an item, on the side, top or bottom, or even on a dedicated screen.

    The problem, however, is that every restaurant that uses them, will clear all the screens and cover them all with these ads, interrupting you , while trying to read the items, and pricing, on the menu. There is nothing more annoying than trying to read a menu, while deciding what you want, when you're interrupted by ads.

    Whenever this happens to me, I just turn around and walk away, finding someplace else to eat.

    The other thing that annoys me, while trying to read these menus, is when things keep shifting. A steady vertical scrolling marquee (Like the TV listings on channel 2 used to do in the 90's, but slower, and without the music) wouldn't be as annoying, because at least you can follow it, instead of constantly switching between menus.

    What's your thoughts about them? Does anything about them annoy you, or do you find them beneficial in other ways?

    Presentation is everything.
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Junior Member

    That reminds me of watching youtube videos - even DURING the video you get interrupted by adds. That would annoy me actually, but haven't really experienced any "shifting" that much actually...
  3. Elmware

    Elmware Full Member

    Today, I went into a McDonalds, and just as I was able to focus on the menu screen, it went blank, an then an advertising came on. I turned right around, and walked out the door, and went to Subway instead.
  4. Mikey

    Mikey Junior Member

    both restaurants suck for your health Elmware. :). Since they're also stressing you out in terms of menu's, that's a double whammy.

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