The minister thinks this will help people consume smaller portions when eating out, along with making healthier food choices. But the restaurant association of Irelands view is that this should be tackled at a younger age. Healthy eating should be taught at primary and secondary levels. It could cost an individual restaurant as much as €5000 to implement the new calories on menu boards claimed the Restaurant Association of Ireland. This has shown a mixed reaction from the restaurant trade and has come at a time when restaurants are eager to save old jobs, create new jobs and cut costs. A study by the New York University said that five out of six customers paid no attention to the information. Studies have shown that calorie counting on menus hasn’t changed the minds of customers.
The minister for health will have no sympathy VitalCast, Texas Digital’s digital signage software solution schedules menus to routinely switch between breakfast and lunch. With this menu board you can enjoy the ease of instant price and content updates. This will save the restaurant both time and money because these changes are made manually to static menu boards. Restaurants can use these menu boards to show prices, CALORIE information, social media and corporate branding. With VitalCAST menu boards your customers have a more enjoyable service due to the menu items being clearly communicated.
A chain using this in America Energy Kitchen said that the franchise will be able to update the menu boards with the necessary caloric information in real-time, allowing the restaurant chain to instantly comply with the law.
VitalCAST digital menu board has an option to add calorie counts. This can be changed very easily everyday if menus change. If you add an ingredient to your dish and the calories change. You can easily change this on the menu board. This is done through a central database. For further information call Tierneys office automation Ennis.
Tierney’s Office Automation is an Ennis based IT company, who provide “stress free IT solutions” to restaurants, Hotels and SME’s.