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syrup09 Sep 21, 2012 12:46 PM

While geting a takeout from the Bankok Cuisine Express in Auburn Hills Michigan I saw something new. The overhead menu was on two large flat screen video monitors instead of written or moviable block letters. Has anyone ever seen this before?

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    mpjmph Sep 30, 2012 08:26 AM

    The cafeterias at work (large research and teaching hospital) have them. They use powerpoint shows to display the menu. I like the ease of updating the menu with specials, but they need to refine the timing. The slide listing all of the possible salad ingredients needs to stay up longer then the slide with the 4 daily pizza options.

    They also use the slide show to display condensed menus and "ads" for the other cafeteria locations in the hospital.

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      tracylee Sep 30, 2012 02:16 PM

      Our local hospital has a video screen above the grill/pizza station in the cafeteria. I like that it's easy to read from a distance. I'm there weekly for appointments, always on "Pizza Friday". So I still have to get around the line to see what kinds of pizza are available, so I can decide between that and a hot sandwich.

    2. JenJeninCT Sep 30, 2012 07:05 AM

      Burger King has it here.

      A new Asian fusion place has iPad menus- which to me is really excessive (and the prices reflect it)

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        beachmouse Sep 30, 2012 04:04 PM

        And McDonalds uses it for their McCafe menu here.

      2. PotatoHouse Sep 30, 2012 05:38 AM

        I have seen it in a few fast food locations, mostly in high traffic areas (highway service plazas, airports, etc).

        1. olyolyy Sep 26, 2012 12:17 PM

          Yes I see this a lot now, mostly at places where the menu changes are frequent...

          1. mrbigshotno.1 Sep 21, 2012 05:05 PM

            They look really nice and classy but they change too fast for me while I'm checking out the menu. The one I experienced showed the menu then switched to an ad for a local car dealer then switched back again to the menu.

            1. NonnieMuss Sep 21, 2012 01:11 PM

              They have been doing that at some movie theaters in my town for years. They will flash the menu, then a combo deal, then back to the menu.

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