I came across this great idea this weekend whilst getting a well deserved fried American breakfast in our local diner.


What it is is a Digital Photo Frame that rotates between all of the diner’s different menu items while you pay at the cashier’s desk.

For under $40, you can do the same. Make sure your photos are high quality, they transition quickly so that customers waiting get to see as many as possible and even add a little sign beside it that says: “Ask our staff what dishes are being shown” so that if something catches your customer’s eye, they’re prompted to ask about it.

Quick and easy!

I found this great digital photo frame on Amazon if you want to buy one for under $40.

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Non-Operator
Comment by Barry Chandler on February 26, 2010 at 6:27am
Why did it not work out and why would servers freak out?

Non-Operator
Comment by Pat Jack on February 25, 2010 at 11:39pm
In the last small restaurant I worked in I pitched this idea to one of the owners. So we took a digital camera and a small fluoro setup into the kitchen and the server staff and the kitchen FREAKED OUT.

Then of course I was blamed for the "owner's great idea" not working out.

Be careful with creativity lest it come speeding at you from behind and "stick in your back".

It is certainly a great idea and the opportunity to put a digital picture frame with the slideshow of the menu items on the MAYOR'S office wall was available ... but NOOOOOOooooo !

Too many crabs in the bucket.
Comment by Michelle on February 24, 2010 at 9:37am
It could be used in other ways besides simply pix of food and drink, too. There are a lot of possibilities here in which to customize displays for a particular place of business. This is one of the best ideas I've heard in ages.
Comment by Erin Martin on February 23, 2010 at 2:05pm
Great idea! And dishes can be changed out occasionally to highlight seasonal specials, or to promote a holiday event
Comment by Sarah on February 23, 2010 at 1:52pm
In the bar while folks are waiting for their table!
Comment by Michelle on February 23, 2010 at 11:55am
Hahaha. Yes, restroom=bad. :) But host stand and/or carry-out counter might take advantage of the "captive audience" nicely.

Non-Operator
Comment by Barry Chandler on February 23, 2010 at 11:50am
or the restroom in the frame....
Comment by Michael Biesemeyer on February 23, 2010 at 11:49am
Do NOT post frame in restroom...

Non-Operator
Comment by Barry Chandler on February 23, 2010 at 11:44am
Nice....We're really fleshing out this idea now! Keep 'em coming!
Comment by Michael Biesemeyer on February 23, 2010 at 11:36am
Post frame in window so pedestrians can view...

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