In case you missed the news the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just finalized two rules that now require restaurants to list calorie information on their menus and menu boards.
This move is intended to provide consumers with more nutritional information regarding the food they are consuming outside the home. The new rules apply to sites with 20 or more locations. You can read the full story regarding the new rules here.
With these new rules in place moving to digital menu boards is a no brainer. These menu boards have been a great way to deliver both pricing as well as promotions to upsell their products to consumers. Another reason digital menu boards are a smart move is because of the cost savings they bring over printed menu options. There is no denying that the ease of use, instant updating, flexibility, and cost savings of digital menu boards are reason enough to make the switch.
There is no doubt that all the extra information that the new FDA rules require will add a lot time and cost in updating all your printed menus. In addition to adding these nutritional facts you will need to ensure that the information is accurate and always updated. Imagine what one little change could add up to if you had to reprint all your menus. Now think about how one small tweak can happen within seconds and costing you nothing.
There is no doubt that these new rules could end up costing you a fortune in printing costs. But it does not have to be that way. Your investment in digital menu boards will save you money and time. Most of all it will help you adhere to the new FDA rules without all the headaches. Digital menu boards really are a no brainer!