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Subscribe to our blog to be an informed consumer. en-us Tue, 14 Dec 2021 15:57:58 GMT 2021-12-14T15:57:58Z en-us Non-Traditional Drive-Thrus Popping Up Everywhere https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/non-traditional-drive-thrus-popping-up-everywhere <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/non-traditional-drive-thrus-popping-up-everywhere" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Products%20and%20Services/Non-Traditional%20Drive-Thrus%20Popping%20Up%20Everywhere%201024%20x%20512.png" alt="Non-Traditional Drive-Thrus Popping Up Everywhere" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Imagine the typical drive-thru restaurant layout - a box on a busy street, perhaps on a corner, an entry and exit driveway, a marked out drive-thru lane wrapping around the building, with the menu board towards the back and the payment and pick-up windows on the side. Next, imagine the typical drive-thru restaurant type - a QSR or a coffee shop. Now imagine that these descriptions do not fit your business. <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">Drive-thrus</a></span> are popping up in more and more places, in what a few years ago would have been considered very unconventional. Here are some examples:</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/non-traditional-drive-thrus-popping-up-everywhere" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Products%20and%20Services/Non-Traditional%20Drive-Thrus%20Popping%20Up%20Everywhere%201024%20x%20512.png" alt="Non-Traditional Drive-Thrus Popping Up Everywhere" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Imagine the typical drive-thru restaurant layout - a box on a busy street, perhaps on a corner, an entry and exit driveway, a marked out drive-thru lane wrapping around the building, with the menu board towards the back and the payment and pick-up windows on the side. Next, imagine the typical drive-thru restaurant type - a QSR or a coffee shop. Now imagine that these descriptions do not fit your business. <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">Drive-thrus</a></span> are popping up in more and more places, in what a few years ago would have been considered very unconventional. Here are some examples:</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fnon-traditional-drive-thrus-popping-up-everywhere&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Drive-Thru Convenience Stores Restaurants Expert Insights Jean Jones Wed, 03 Nov 2021 22:32:24 GMT jjones@howardcompany.com (Jean Jones) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/non-traditional-drive-thrus-popping-up-everywhere 2021-11-03T22:32:24Z Jim Reeder: The Benefits of Adding Presell Boards https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-the-benefits-of-adding-presell-boards <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-the-benefits-of-adding-presell-boards" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/The%20Benefits%20of%20Adding%20Presell%20Boards%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="The Benefits of Adding Presell Boards" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The Howard Company did a social media survey that asked the question,&nbsp;</span><strong><span>'Before entering a restaurant's drive-thru, how often do you know your exact order?'</span></strong><span>&nbsp;The answer options were 'Always, Sometimes, Rarely, and Never.' With 51 total participants, 37 individuals (73%) voted 'Sometimes, Rarely, or Never,' and only 14 individuals (27%) voted 'Always.'</span></p> <p><span>In our small sample, nearly three-quarters of drive-thru customers say they do not know their exact order beforehand. At the same time, they choose the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions"><span>drive-thru</span></a><span>&nbsp;for convenience and speed of service. This indecision hints at how important it is to present items before customers reach the main menu board—giving guests time to make a decision, upselling, and cross-selling with special, limited-time offers. The Howard Company designs&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions/drive-thru-accessories/presell-boards"><span><span style="color: #a6192e;">presell boards</span></span></a><span>&nbsp;for these scenarios.</span></p> <p><span>Jim Reeder talks more in-depth about the top three reasons businesses should include a presell board in their drive-thru(s) in the video titled 'The Benefits of Adding Presell Boards.'</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-the-benefits-of-adding-presell-boards" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/The%20Benefits%20of%20Adding%20Presell%20Boards%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="The Benefits of Adding Presell Boards" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The Howard Company did a social media survey that asked the question,&nbsp;</span><strong><span>'Before entering a restaurant's drive-thru, how often do you know your exact order?'</span></strong><span>&nbsp;The answer options were 'Always, Sometimes, Rarely, and Never.' With 51 total participants, 37 individuals (73%) voted 'Sometimes, Rarely, or Never,' and only 14 individuals (27%) voted 'Always.'</span></p> <p><span>In our small sample, nearly three-quarters of drive-thru customers say they do not know their exact order beforehand. At the same time, they choose the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions"><span>drive-thru</span></a><span>&nbsp;for convenience and speed of service. This indecision hints at how important it is to present items before customers reach the main menu board—giving guests time to make a decision, upselling, and cross-selling with special, limited-time offers. The Howard Company designs&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions/drive-thru-accessories/presell-boards"><span><span style="color: #a6192e;">presell boards</span></span></a><span>&nbsp;for these scenarios.</span></p> <p><span>Jim Reeder talks more in-depth about the top three reasons businesses should include a presell board in their drive-thru(s) in the video titled 'The Benefits of Adding Presell Boards.'</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fjim-reeder-the-benefits-of-adding-presell-boards&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Drive-Thru Jim Reeder Drive-Thru Accessories Expert Insights Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:43:51 GMT jreeder@howardcompany.com (Jim Reeder) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-the-benefits-of-adding-presell-boards 2021-08-05T20:43:51Z Grant Gustke: Static to Digital on the Drive-Thru Flex Menu Board https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/grant-gustke-static-to-digital-on-the-drive-thru-flex-menu-board <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/grant-gustke-static-to-digital-on-the-drive-thru-flex-menu-board" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Before%20and%20After%20Installation%20%28Human%20Bean%29-thumb.jpeg" alt="Static to Digital on the Drive-Thru Flex Menu Board" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Howard Company has many innovative solutions and a customer favorite is our <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions#Drive-Thru-Flex" style="color: #a6192e;">outdoor digital menu board</a></span>. It is named the ‘Flex,’ as it allows businesses to be flexible with their content in the drive-thru. While onsite, printed graphics and digital menu boards can easily be switched out in a short amount of time. The best part is that the drive-thru can remain open during installation!</p> <p>In January of 2021, a few team members from The Howard Company (<span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-grant-gustke" style="color: #a6192e;">Grant Gustke</a></span>: Regional Vice President, Jean Jones: Marketing Director, and Rob Vaccarella: Installation and Product Support Specialist) visited The Human Bean in Woodland Park, Colorado, to make this change on one of our three-door Drive-Thru Flex Digital Menu Boards. Watch the time-lapse of the transition below:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-video-widget"> <img src="https://api-na1.hubapi.com/video/v1/public/41204948162/poster?portalId=4906510" style="max-width: 1920px" alt="HubSpot Video"> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/grant-gustke-static-to-digital-on-the-drive-thru-flex-menu-board" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Before%20and%20After%20Installation%20%28Human%20Bean%29-thumb.jpeg" alt="Static to Digital on the Drive-Thru Flex Menu Board" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>The Howard Company has many innovative solutions and a customer favorite is our <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions#Drive-Thru-Flex" style="color: #a6192e;">outdoor digital menu board</a></span>. It is named the ‘Flex,’ as it allows businesses to be flexible with their content in the drive-thru. While onsite, printed graphics and digital menu boards can easily be switched out in a short amount of time. The best part is that the drive-thru can remain open during installation!</p> <p>In January of 2021, a few team members from The Howard Company (<span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-grant-gustke" style="color: #a6192e;">Grant Gustke</a></span>: Regional Vice President, Jean Jones: Marketing Director, and Rob Vaccarella: Installation and Product Support Specialist) visited The Human Bean in Woodland Park, Colorado, to make this change on one of our three-door Drive-Thru Flex Digital Menu Boards. Watch the time-lapse of the transition below:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="hs-video-widget"> <img src="https://api-na1.hubapi.com/video/v1/public/41204948162/poster?portalId=4906510" style="max-width: 1920px" alt="HubSpot Video"> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fgrant-gustke-static-to-digital-on-the-drive-thru-flex-menu-board&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Digital Drive-Thru Menu Boards Hybrid Static Grant Gustke Installation Jean Jones Thu, 29 Apr 2021 20:21:00 GMT grant@howardcompany.com (Grant Gustke) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/grant-gustke-static-to-digital-on-the-drive-thru-flex-menu-board 2021-04-29T20:21:00Z Why Are So Many Brands Showcasing Future Drive-Thru Designs? https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/why-are-so-many-brands-showcasing-future-drive-thru-designs <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/why-are-so-many-brands-showcasing-future-drive-thru-designs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Website%20Images/Drive-Thru%20of%20the%20Future.png" alt="Drive-Thru of the Future" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>An intriguing public relations trend that many major <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/solutions/restaurant-chains" style="color: #a6192e;">restaurant chains</a></span> 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.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/why-are-so-many-brands-showcasing-future-drive-thru-designs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Website%20Images/Drive-Thru%20of%20the%20Future.png" alt="Drive-Thru of the Future" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>An intriguing public relations trend that many major <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/solutions/restaurant-chains" style="color: #a6192e;">restaurant chains</a></span> 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.&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fwhy-are-so-many-brands-showcasing-future-drive-thru-designs&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Drive-Thru Restaurants Gary Kurtz Expert Insights Tue, 09 Mar 2021 22:08:03 GMT gary@howardcompany.com (Gary Kurtz) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/why-are-so-many-brands-showcasing-future-drive-thru-designs 2021-03-09T22:08:03Z Jean Jones: Omnichannel Strategy https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-omnichannel-strategy <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-omnichannel-strategy" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Omnichannel%20Strategy%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Omnichannel Strategy" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Imagine businesses combining their kiosk content, mobile content, and website content all into one software. Interacting with guests would seem much more simple. </span></p> <p><span>Well, it is possible and it is a reality! </span></p> <p><span>The Howard Company is now offering <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/omnichannel" style="color: #a6192e;">branded omnichannel ecosystems</a></span>. Jean Jones, Marketing Director at The Howard Company, lists out some of the top benefits of omnichannel solutions.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-omnichannel-strategy" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Omnichannel%20Strategy%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Omnichannel Strategy" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Imagine businesses combining their kiosk content, mobile content, and website content all into one software. Interacting with guests would seem much more simple. </span></p> <p><span>Well, it is possible and it is a reality! </span></p> <p><span>The Howard Company is now offering <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/omnichannel" style="color: #a6192e;">branded omnichannel ecosystems</a></span>. Jean Jones, Marketing Director at The Howard Company, lists out some of the top benefits of omnichannel solutions.&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fjean-jones-omnichannel-strategy&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Digital Restaurants Expert Insights Jean Jones Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:42:00 GMT jjones@howardcompany.com (Jean Jones) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-omnichannel-strategy 2021-02-25T16:42:00Z Integrated Restaurant Ecosystems as an Engine to Accelerate Sales Growth Webinar https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/integrated-restaurant-ecosystems-as-an-engine-to-accelerate-sales-growth-webinar <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/integrated-restaurant-ecosystems-as-an-engine-to-accelerate-sales-growth-webinar" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Website%20Images/Integrated%20Restaurant%20Ecosystems%20as%20an%20Engine%20to%20Accelerate%20Sales%20Growth%20Webinar.png" alt="Integrated Restaurant Ecosystems as an Engine to Accelerate Sales Growth Webinar" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The term 'omnichannel' is becoming widely used across many <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/markets" style="color: #a6192e;">markets</a></span>, including the restaurant industry. For restaurants, an <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/omnichannel" style="color: #a6192e;">omnichannel solution</a></span> involves combining mobile apps, kiosk apps, and website apps into one software. It is organized and it allows for more efficient communication with guests.</span></p> <p>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.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/integrated-restaurant-ecosystems-as-an-engine-to-accelerate-sales-growth-webinar" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/Social%20Media%20Images/Website%20Images/Integrated%20Restaurant%20Ecosystems%20as%20an%20Engine%20to%20Accelerate%20Sales%20Growth%20Webinar.png" alt="Integrated Restaurant Ecosystems as an Engine to Accelerate Sales Growth Webinar" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>The term 'omnichannel' is becoming widely used across many <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/markets" style="color: #a6192e;">markets</a></span>, including the restaurant industry. For restaurants, an <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/omnichannel" style="color: #a6192e;">omnichannel solution</a></span> involves combining mobile apps, kiosk apps, and website apps into one software. It is organized and it allows for more efficient communication with guests.</span></p> <p>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.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fintegrated-restaurant-ecosystems-as-an-engine-to-accelerate-sales-growth-webinar&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Digital Restaurants Rod Clouser Laura Paff Expert Insights Jean Jones Webinar Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:18:00 GMT jjones@howardcompany.com (Jean Jones) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/integrated-restaurant-ecosystems-as-an-engine-to-accelerate-sales-growth-webinar 2021-02-19T15:18:00Z Rod Clouser: Better Utilizing Outdoor Space with Exterior Signs https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/rod-clouser-better-utilizing-outdoor-space-with-exterior-signs <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/rod-clouser-better-utilizing-outdoor-space-with-exterior-signs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Rod%20Clouser%20-%20Better%20Utilizing%20Outdoor%20Space%20with%20Exterior%20Signs%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Better Utilizing Outdoor Space with Exterior Signs" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Along with <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">drive-thru systems</a></span> and <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions/curbside-pickup-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">curbside pickup solutions</a></span>, 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 building signs, drive-thru signs, and curbside pickup signs!</span></p> <p><span><span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-rod-clouser" style="color: #a6192e;">Rod Clouser</a></span>, National Sales Manager at The Howard Company, shares his expert advice on how to better utilize outdoor space with <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/signs" style="color: #a6192e;">exterior signs</a></span>. Check it out!</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/rod-clouser-better-utilizing-outdoor-space-with-exterior-signs" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Rod%20Clouser%20-%20Better%20Utilizing%20Outdoor%20Space%20with%20Exterior%20Signs%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Better Utilizing Outdoor Space with Exterior Signs" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span>Along with <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">drive-thru systems</a></span> and <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/drive-thru-solutions/curbside-pickup-solutions" style="color: #a6192e;">curbside pickup solutions</a></span>, 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 building signs, drive-thru signs, and curbside pickup signs!</span></p> <p><span><span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-rod-clouser" style="color: #a6192e;">Rod Clouser</a></span>, National Sales Manager at The Howard Company, shares his expert advice on how to better utilize outdoor space with <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/signs" style="color: #a6192e;">exterior signs</a></span>. Check it out!</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Frod-clouser-better-utilizing-outdoor-space-with-exterior-signs&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Drive-Thru Menu Boards Rod Clouser Drive-Thru Accessories Curbside Pickup Expert Insights Thu, 28 Jan 2021 22:19:05 GMT rod@howardcompany.com (Rod Clouser) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/rod-clouser-better-utilizing-outdoor-space-with-exterior-signs 2021-01-28T22:19:05Z Barriers and Social Distancing Solutions https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/doug-watson-barriers-and-social-distancing-solutions <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/doug-watson-barriers-and-social-distancing-solutions" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Barriers%20and%20Social%20Distancing%20Solutions%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Barriers and Social Distancing Solutions" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As times change, The Howard Company quickly adapts with their customers, restaurant guests behaviors, and industry trends. <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/barrier-solutions" style="font-weight: normal; color: #a6192e;">Barriers and social distancing solutions</a></span> are now essential for most retail businesses, especially restaurants. Doug Watson, <span>President and CEO of The Howard Company, explains.</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/doug-watson-barriers-and-social-distancing-solutions" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Barriers%20and%20Social%20Distancing%20Solutions%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="Barriers and Social Distancing Solutions" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>As times change, The Howard Company quickly adapts with their customers, restaurant guests behaviors, and industry trends. <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/products/barrier-solutions" style="font-weight: normal; color: #a6192e;">Barriers and social distancing solutions</a></span> are now essential for most retail businesses, especially restaurants. Doug Watson, <span>President and CEO of The Howard Company, explains.</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fdoug-watson-barriers-and-social-distancing-solutions&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Doug Watson Barriers Social Distancing Face Shields Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:49:09 GMT https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/doug-watson-barriers-and-social-distancing-solutions 2021-01-21T16:49:09Z Doug Watson 35 Things You Can Do Now https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-35-things-you-can-do-now <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-35-things-you-can-do-now" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/35%20Things%20You%20Can%20Do%20Now%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="35 Things You Can Do Now" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Adapting to customer behaviors and changes in the industry can be tough, and can leave business owners wondering what to do next. Jean Jones, Marketing Director at The Howard Company, is here to introduce The Howard Company's '35 Things You Can Do Now' guide! Check it out!</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-35-things-you-can-do-now" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/35%20Things%20You%20Can%20Do%20Now%20Thumbnail%20Image.png" alt="35 Things You Can Do Now" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Adapting to customer behaviors and changes in the industry can be tough, and can leave business owners wondering what to do next. Jean Jones, Marketing Director at The Howard Company, is here to introduce The Howard Company's '35 Things You Can Do Now' guide! Check it out!</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fjean-jones-35-things-you-can-do-now&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Jean Jones Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:52:20 GMT jjones@howardcompany.com (Jean Jones) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jean-jones-35-things-you-can-do-now 2021-01-19T16:52:20Z Jim Reeder: Drive-Thru Refresh https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-drive-thru-refresh <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-drive-thru-refresh" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Drive-Thru%20Refresh%20%28Jim%20Reeder%29%20Thumbnail.png" alt="Drive-Thru Refresh" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Is your drive-thru in need of new equipment and/or updated graphics? Or are you unsure? <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-jim-reeder" style="color: #a6192e;">Jim Reeder</a></span>, <span>National Sales Manager at The Howard Company, talks through some situations that may call for a drive-thru refresh. Play the video below to find out!</span></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-drive-thru-refresh" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.howardcompany.com/hubfs/custom-video-thumbnails/Drive-Thru%20Refresh%20%28Jim%20Reeder%29%20Thumbnail.png" alt="Drive-Thru Refresh" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Is your drive-thru in need of new equipment and/or updated graphics? Or are you unsure? <span style="color: #a6192e;"><a href="https://www.howardcompany.com/contact/sales/contact-jim-reeder" style="color: #a6192e;">Jim Reeder</a></span>, <span>National Sales Manager at The Howard Company, talks through some situations that may call for a drive-thru refresh. Play the video below to find out!</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=4906510&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.howardcompany.com%2Fblog%2Fjim-reeder-drive-thru-refresh&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.howardcompany.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Drive-Thru Menu Boards Jim Reeder Drive-Thru Accessories Expert Insights Fri, 15 Jan 2021 20:36:52 GMT jreeder@howardcompany.com (Jim Reeder) https://www.howardcompany.com/blog/jim-reeder-drive-thru-refresh 2021-01-15T20:36:52Z