If you own a restaurant, then you probably have paper menus just like everyone else. Well, we’re here to tell you that you should switch to digital menus!
Paper menus have been around forever and ever, so it’s understandable that you would want to keep using them. They’re easy, and everyone is used to them. But, they aren’t the best thing anymore when it comes to menus. Everything these days is digital, so it’s time to make menus digital too!
There are several reasons why switching to digital menus would help your restaurant, and would also help the environment!
1. Easier to update menu selection
Doing everything digitally will make things easier for you altogether. If you get those portable digital menu devices set up at every table in your restaurant, then you can very easily update your menu with just a couple of clicks and buttons. You don’t need to print out copies of a whole new menu. Doing this will save you money and will also save you a lot of trouble. It might seem like a lot of money to buy the digital software for the menus, but it’s really just an investment. In the long run, you’ll be saving yourself money. You’ll also be attracting more customers, so it’s a win-win for you.
2. More appealing to customers
Customers will definitely enjoy digital menus more than they would paper menus. Digital ones just make everything easier–they can scroll through the dinner options really quickly, and decide what they want to order. It’s just simple and self explanatory, which is awesome. People won’t get confused by this technology. You literally just decide what you want, and press on it on the tough screen.
3. Less of a hassle
Having digital menus will be way less of a hassle for you, your employees, and your customers. Your waiters and waitresses won’t have to carry around several copies of the menu for your customers, because the customers will already have the digital menu at the table! Also, the digital menu will take up so much less room than a giant copy of the paper menu would. Having digital menus will just save everyone a lot of hassle and trouble.
4. Environmentally friendly
Digital menus are environmentally friendly. By having digital menus, you are saving trees now and in the long run, when you don’t have to print any more paper copies. You might not think that printing out menus is such a big deal. But, just think, if everyone who owned a restaurant stopped using paper menus, things could really improve. Restaurants overall use a lot of paper products, so eliminating paper menus could really make a big change in the world.
5. Can entertainment customers
Digital menus usually come with games and some videos that will entertain your customers while they wait. This will come in really handy for people who have children especially. It’s always just something fun to look forward to while you’re waiting for your food. It’s something that the whole family can partake in as well, depending on what game it is that you want to play. You’ll be sure to see more customers come to your restaurant just by this factor alone. You’ll gain more revenue and have more people who love your food–what could be better?
6. Available and ready for customers right when they sit down
Customers will no longer have to wait for a menu when they sit down, because the digital one will be right there! They can just get started on deciding what they want to eat right away. This will save time, and will make your customers happy in the long run for sure. No more waiting equals a lot more happiness!
7. Orders can be put in faster
When you have a digital menu, that means your customers can have the option to digitally order their food as well. This will save time and also help your employees stay on top of things. They can order drink refills and request seconds of appetizers with just the push of a button. No more trying to call over the waiter or waitress and get their attention–everything will be at the customers’ fingertips!
Switch over to digital menus today!
Well, there you have it! You should switch over to digital menus ASAP, to save yourself some money and to gain some new customers!
Get Rid of Paper Menus in Your Restaurant Once and For All was last modified: July 1st, 2016 by Rafi Cohen
Rafi Cohen, a graduate of Baruch College & Brooklyn native is the Co-Founder @ Orders2me, an online ordering platform that gives restaurant owners all the features they need to grow their business in the digital age.
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