Your Guide To Menu Drink and Food Boards For A Restaurant, Takeaway, or a Bar
If you want to increase your restaurant business during the morning breakfast and lunch hours you need a restaurant menu board. But creating an attractive menu board is not easy. There are so many things to consider, colour, fonts, size, first impression, etc. And not having the time to design your own can be challenging.
No one likes going hungry. I know that’s not a revolutionary thought, but it’s an important one when considering the design of your menu food board. It doesn’t matter how good your food is if customers can’t easily make a decision about which dishes to choose from. Get more people through the line by using best practices for creating attractive menu boards and marketing materials (have you checked the menu engineering matrix).
Here Are Some Tips and Regular Questions We get
What is a menu board?
A menu board is a series of signs featuring messages written in large print and mounted outside your restaurant, takeaway, pub/bar or countertop. A menu board can contain the most valuable information a person may need before entering a restaurant such as special offers, features and prices.
What is the main purpose of a menu?
A menu is created in order to provide food service establishments with an organised presentation of food items for a certain time period. A menu is used as a way to offer variety in one place that may not be affordable to obtain at a single restaurant or cafe. A menu lists the available dishes or beverages in a particular establishment while serving as a guide for those ordering food or beverages. A person browsing through the menu can see the dishes and decide which meals they would like to purchase if offered the opportunity. There are many different types of menus, but most menus focus on either appetizer, main meals, drinks, desserts or all four
How much does a digital menu board cost?
Digital menu boards display a restaurant's promotional offers and daily specials to customers. But, here’s the thing, they vary in prices.
Menu board signs commonly include black LED or LCD digits that are bright enough to stand out in the middle of the day, but not so bright as to distract prospective diners with annoying glare. Menu boards typically incorporate a combination of signals such as numbers and letters, as well as graphics to strengthen the visual appeal of the one-way messaging.
What is a digital menu board?
A digital menu is a panel designed to be placed just inside the entrance to your food stall, restaurant, bar, café or any outlet where food is sold. Digital menu boards combine touch screen displays with modern design to give customers an interactive way of ordering and paying for their meal. Digital menu boards act as a visual menu and display videos, images, animations and interactive graphics.
What are the different types of menus?
There are many different types of menus. Here are some example menu types;
- La Carte Menu
- Du Jour Menu
- Cycle Menu
- Static Menu
- Fixed Menu
- Beverage Menu
- Cocktail Menu
- Dessert Menu
What makes a good menu?
Here are 8 tips to make a good menu;
- Keep an eye out for eye scanning patterns.
- Divide the menu into portions that make sense.
- Only use photographs when absolutely necessary.
- Use illustrations where possible.
- Don't put too much emphasis on currency signs.
- Consider the use of frames.
- Typography and the style you use
- Colours should be acceptable.
Our range of boards for menus are only limited by your imagination.
We've been supplying catering boards to caterers for several years. A clever and slick, high quality, well built, easy-to-clean restaurant menu board is the best way to create a perfect and enduring impression that entices your clients while enhancing your brand identity.
Our leather menu boards have a traditional and elegant appearance and come in a variety of textures, styles, and colours (pebble effect, faux snakeskin, grained hide, saddle hide, and elephant grained hide to mention a few). Many of our leather menu boards can be customised to your liking.
Wooden Menu boards
They, too, are available in a variety of colours and finishes. Whichever option you select, there are many ways to customise it to fit your restaurant, bar, hotel or cafe.
Take a peek at our chalkboard collection as well. Our chalkboard menu boards are not only affordable and easy to produce, but they also allow you to easily modify the text on them and are free-standing.
The fabric collection is our biggest selection of restaurant menu boards. They come in a variety of fabrics and patterns to meet your own design needs. Our fabric goods are highly customisable due to the wide variety of colour, texture, and print options available.
Printed Menu Boards
Our menu boards are available in full-colour printing and come with a variety of choices in each design.
You can also check out our menu holder designs.
We also have a range of menu holders!