This custom engineered & designed Epicure Digital Centra Menu System is integrated with the Computrition Hospitality Suite® and the Txt-n-Tell® Feedback Solution at the ’53 Commons AYCTE Dining Hall on one 65” LCD Greeter Board with eight 55” LCD Menu Boards at the Ma Thayer’s, Big Greens, Hearth and Bakery, Grill, Herbivore, World View and Pavilion stations and with four 40" LCD Menu Boards at the Gluten Free, Big Greens (2) and Soup stations; and in the Courtyard Café on one 65” LCD Greeter and one two-screen Café Menu Board with 50” LCDs.
Menus automatically display by meal period on different menu cycles and use Dartmouth College’s nineteen menu labeling icons, background images and food photography.
This project included all menu engineering and information design, production, programming, software, Centra Cloud Service, system architecture, LCDs, project coordination with food service and IT, ongoing support and training.
Txt-n-Tell allows students to send text messaging to key managers with requests and feedback with almost instantaneous responses displayed as part of those menu boards. This is a first of its kind combination for both companies, combining their software of menu boards and active feedback messaging into one display to the delight and engagement of the Dartmouth community.
Computrition's Prodigy Award is designed for recognizing and showcasing customers who demonstrate innovative and successful use of their products and solutions, improving financial and operational performance in the foodservice industry.
"With the use of Epicure Digital Menu Boards integrated with Computrition solutions, Dartmouth displays
real-time menu choices, allergen and nutritional information as well as religious classification. The use of automation as opposed to manually typed-out allergen information on the menus reduces the chance of typos and human error. The savings seen with the integration of Computrition and Epicure has been 40 administrative hours per week and approximately $75 per week in paper and toner supplies...By streamlining the menu board systems for both ’53 Commons and Courtyard Café, supervisors and managers have been able to spend less time on the computer and more time on the floor. This allows for increased customers service which in turn creates a more satisfied customer base; increasing the bottom line."