Howard Company Blog

Why Are So Many Brands Showcasing Future Drive-Thru Designs?

March 9, 2021 / by Gary Kurtz posted in Drive-Thru, Restaurants, Gary Kurtz, Expert Insights


An intriguing public relations trend that many major restaurant chains have jumped on in the last few months is publishing images of their "drive-thru of the future." The renderings are sometimes flashy and futuristic, and the headlines tell the tale of 2020. But there is a lot more going on than what is indicated by the headlines. 

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Jean Jones: Omnichannel Strategy

February 25, 2021 / by Jean Jones posted in Digital, Restaurants, Expert Insights, Jean Jones


Imagine businesses combining their kiosk content, mobile content, and website content all into one software. Interacting with guests would seem much more simple.

Well, it is possible and it is a reality!

The Howard Company is now offering branded omnichannel ecosystems. Jean Jones, Marketing Director at The Howard Company, lists out some of the top benefits of omnichannel solutions. 

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Integrated Restaurant Ecosystems as an Engine to Accelerate Sales Growth Webinar

February 19, 2021 / by Jean Jones posted in Digital, Restaurants, Rod Clouser, Laura Paff, Expert Insights, Jean Jones, Webinar


The term 'omnichannel' is becoming widely used across many markets, including the restaurant industry. For restaurants, an omnichannel solution involves combining mobile apps, kiosk apps, and website apps into one software. It is organized and it allows for more efficient communication with guests.

Whether you operate a business that is fully utilizing omnichannel capabilities or hearing about it for the first time, it is important to understand how a branded omnichannel ecosystem can enhance customer experience and take a brand to the next level. In the 'Integrated Restaurant Ecosystems as an Engine to Accelerate Sales Growth' webinar below, The Howard Company and MENU Technologies AG talk about some of these advantages.

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Rod Clouser: Better Utilizing Outdoor Space with Exterior Signs

January 28, 2021 / by Rod Clouser posted in Drive-Thru, Menu Boards, Rod Clouser, Drive-Thru Accessories, Curbside Pickup, Expert Insights


Along with drive-thru systems and curbside pickup solutions, a business's outdoor space has many different branding opportunities. From the moment a guest notices your location(s) driving down the street, to their entrance into the parking lot, until the time they leave, there are multiple ways to communicate with your customers through signage.

Rod Clouser, National Sales Manager at The Howard Company, shares his expert advice on how to better utilize outdoor space with exterior signs. Check it out!

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Laura Paff: Adding a Drive-Thru with a Small Budget

January 26, 2021 / by Laura Paff posted in Drive-Thru, Menu Boards, Laura Paff, Drive-Thru Accessories, Expert Insights

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Are you hoping to add a drive-thru but all the research you are doing leads you to believe everything is too expensive? That is not necessarily the case. In the video below, Laura Paff, Inside Sales Manager: North America East at The Howard Company, explains how businesses can work towards their dream drive-thru despite starting off with a small budget.

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