Always keep the menu as attractive as possible, that is to say, use photographs of food items and drinks.
You may have seen various restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, etc., displaying images of their dishes on display boards for everyone to see. Some restaurants have the day's special menu displayed outside or a gist of the foods available. Generally, the actual menu has an elaborate list of foods, but what catches a customer's immediate attention is the board hung outside.
It is vital that these boards are presented in the best way possible to entice customers. A bland, dull display may go unnoticed and subsequently fail to get customer's interested. The right mantra is to keep it simple yet chic. On that note, some unique restaurant menu board designs are enlisted in the paragraphs below.
Regular Menu Boards
Most simple menu boards consist of a large rectangular structure that displays images of popular dishes and a simple list of the foods served. The menu template is almost predictable - with rectangular strips containing the name of the dish or food, a brief description about the dish and price list underneath. Some popular designs are as shown below.
You can experiment with different color combinations and faded backgrounds. This is decent enough, and convenient to display everything that is available. But it is not a sure-fire way to attract customers, which is why restaurants present a smaller menu board with the day's special items or the restaurant's specialty, or some of the signature dishes, on a smaller display board. This is experimented with, quite often, and owners have come up with newer and innovative methods of menu boards.
Chalkboard ideas for restaurant menus are more common than you think, but you need to come up with creative ideas rather than the plain write-with-chalk-on-the-board. Embed the board in a wooden frame, use different colors, and pictures of food items to display what you sell. Another idea would be to use bulletin board ideas for the interiors of the restaurants. Some ideas on these lines are given below.
A rustic theme is one of the best for restaurants. Using wood not only gives the boards a classic ancient look, but is versatile and can be experimented with. Some interesting ideas are enlisted below.
Different textures and colors can be used for rustic banners. The ones above can be used by restaurants or cafes that specialize in separate food items, or a particular food item with variations.
Speaking of wood, colored display boards can be used, like the ones shown above that specialize in different food items.
Unique Design Ideas
Thinking of innovate and unique display boards can seem a bit tricky, but incorporating your USP with a creativity is sure to give you ideas that seem more and more innovative and out-of-the-box. Entertain your customers with the most attractive restaurant boards!