Eden Prairie, Minnesota -December 6, 2011. WAND Corporation, a leading provider of digital menu board solutions for the foodservice industry, was chosen by Smashburger, Inc. to be their exclusive digital menu board provider. Smashburger chose WAND because of their extensive experience in both designing digital menu content and deploying digital menu networks,” according to Jeremy Morgan, SVP Marketing & Consumer Insights at Smashburger.
Smashburger not only wanted to control the customer experience throughout the day, they also wanted to ensure the look and feel of their digital menu boards blended seamlessly with their restaurant’s highly refined décor. They were able to accomplish both through the use of WAND Digital and WAND creative services, as well as sleek new LCD screen from LG Electronics. “We worked closely with WAND to overcome the challenges associated with the unique Smashburger brand, which was successfully maintained throughout the entire execution,” said Morgan. “Our new digital boards allow us to feature the breadth and depth of our menu as well visually highlight our smashed fresh, served delicious burgers.” In fact, WAND recently received a DSA Crown Award from the Digital Screenmedia Association for the digital content that they developed specifically for Smashburger.
Smashburger locations undergoing the WAND digital transformation include three vertical digital menu boards and one point-of-purchase monitor. The WAND digital menu board solutions consist of LG 47-inch monitors and WAND Digital software and creative services. The full HD resolution, ENERGY STAR® 5.0 qualification and high-quality IPS LCD technology of the LG monitors and Intel Dual Core solid state WAND controllers make the ideal combination for high-tech QSR applications. “The powerful combination of LG’s monitors and WAND’s compelling content solution results in a stunning example of how digital signage is evolving to become a valuable solution for QSR applications,” said Y.K. Cho, Senior Vice President, Commercial Displays, LG Electronics USA.
The WAND Digital solution is recognized as Smashburger’s exclusive Dig ital Menu Board provider and has been installed in nearly twenty Smashburger corporate and franchise locations across the US. Going forward, all new corporate Smashburger sites will be digital sites and most franchisee sites should follow suit. “We’re excited to be able to help Smashburger make the jump to digital,” said Greg Perrill, COO WAND Corporation.
Smashburger is the country’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant. Its hand-crafted burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef, that are “smashed”, seared and seasoned on the grill to juicy perfection for every individual order. Guests can create their own burger masterpiece or enjoy one of Smashburger’s innovative signature recipes, including a unique burger for every local market that highlights the distinctive flavors of that region. Smashburger also serves tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, grilled and split hot dogs, freshly prepared entrée salads, kids meals, handspun Häagen-Dazs shakes and an array of signature sides. Developed and owned by private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops both corporate and multi-unit franchise territories across the country with 131 restaurants nationwide. Smashburger was also named to the 2011 Inc. 500 list and is the recipient of the International Council of Shopping Centers 2011 Hot Retailer Award. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.
About WAND Corporation
WAND Corporation is the future of QSR technology, spearheading a convergence between digital engagement, point of sale, and analytics. WAND’s Digital Restaurant® solution includes POS & back office systems, award-winning digital menu boards, analytics, enterprise management and support. WAND is 100 percent QSR/Fast Casual focused and has 25 years of industry experience developing innovative solutions for franchisees and corporate brands. To further its growth and its restaurant partners’ success, WAND’s vision is to revolutionize worldwide restaurant operations through technology, services, and data. For more information on WAND Corporation, please visit www.wandcorp.com.
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