15 Trendy and Unique Digital Menu Boards Every Restaurant Type can Use in 2023! 

If you’re looking for a way to get more customers in your restaurant, look no further than digital menu boards. These sleek, modern displays are an excellent way to showcase your extensive menu and captivate customers.

Digital menu boards used by QSRs account for up to 20% of the digital signage industry.

Having a digital menu board is just the start of it. In order to make them work for you and get your sales going, you need to have clean, easy-to-read digital menu boards templates that appeal to your audience’s tastes and preferences.

With so many foods specific options available to an end consumer, you need to highlight what makes your food special. While a group of customers are clearly not interested in knowing the ingredients of the dish, others focus more in knowing everything about the food they are about to consume.

So, the question is – how to strike the perfect balance? When you are starting out for the first time, this is even more daunting.

Picking up an already created template will definitely be your preferred option but does a good-looking template mean it will help you get more sales and orders?

The answer is NO! Well, sure they will help you get that first glance to your menu but then, it is the content on the screens that will determine the order of the customer.

With so many options available in the market, how will you decide which one is best for your restaurant?

15 Trendy Digital Menu Boards Templates to Grab the Eyeballs

15 trendy digital menu boards templates

1. The classic non-veg burger combo menu board

burger combo menu on restaurant tv screen

This menu board is one of our most used fast food digital menu boards for burger restaurants. Burgers in any form are a very important part of the fast-food restaurants.

The number of businesses in the Fast-Food Restaurants industry in the US has grown at the rate of 0.9% per year on average over the five years between 2018 – 2023. with New York, Texas and California having the highest number of fast-food restaurant businesses.

This template when used would highlight all your combo menu items thus helping you get more orders for it. With 6 combo options neatly displayed on the menu boards, it gets easier for customers to pick one really quick.

Faster orders lead to faster deliveries and this benefits both – the customer and your restaurant!

2. The 4th of July Template

4th of july menu board template

4th of July is a very special day for The States and we are thrilled to be able to bring you this template, which is designed to celebrate this special occasion.

This DotSignage template allows you to add your entire menu beautifully on the template, so you can be sure that your customers will have a great experience when they come in.

You tend to get more orders and attention to this particular menu board template because it grabs more eyeballs due to the that is being celebrated.

You can also go on to highlight special offers for the particular day as well and leverage on it to grab more orders.

3. The classic burger combo menu board

burger shop menu boards template

If you are looking to highlight a specific combo that you have on your menu from all the ones that you have, this template comes in handy. It is one of the most used templates in our system.

You could go on to add combos of other menu items that you want to highlight for your menu. This template comes in handy for any restaurant who are looking to bring in more orders with their combos.

Simply highlight your best combo on the main section of the screen and add others to the right. Clean design with the use of only two colors – Yellow and Black make this template much more appealing and provides room to focus more on the items instead of the design of the menu.

4. Ice-cream template

ice cream shop digital signage template

The Ice Cream menu board is a minimalist design that uses vibrant color blocks to give each category a unique look and highlight your best menu item for each category. You can add additional sections if you need more room to display information about your products.

The best part is, it gives you the flexibility of adding images, item name and its price and yet it looks clean as well as appealing.

We are so thrilled to share this template with you. It’s the perfect way to showcase your best menu items and make sure they stand out even if you are not using it only for ice-creams. You can go ahead and use it for any kind of dessert that you offer.

If you opt for subtle colors for each block, you can also display main menu items from your menu that you want to sell or highlight more.

5. The everyday menu template

bbq restaurant menu board design

A simple, clean design with a black background.

This template is perfect for menus with a lot of items, but not so much that you have to worry about spacing or the text being too small. You can also use this template if you are still looking to have images on the menu board despite the numerous menu items you have.

With the use of classic black background, more focus is on the menu items and this gives you an opportunity to highlight your best items on the menu.

If you have an even larger menu, you can remove a couple of items and use them as a special section for the third column is highlighted in white.

bbq combo digital display menu

6. The Happy Hours Menu

beer menu display screen

We’ve got a treat for you!

We’ve whipped up a special template just for happy hour menus. It’s clean, sleek and allows you to use images and text both. The use of just two dominant colors in the menu design – white and yellow help you grab more attention to the menu items.

If you have limited items in the happy hour menu, all the better. You get more space and can add more images to make the menu more attention-grabbing. If you are looking to use your brand colors to suit the menu to them, you can easily go on to modify them as you need.

The template just the way it is gives you enough space to play with the menu items and add more sections if you need.

7. The classic Pizza Template

pizza menu display on tv screen

In the USA, approximately 3 billion pizzas are consumed each year. 17% of all restaurants in the USA are pizza shops. (https://thepizzacalc.com/pizza-consumption-statistics-2022-in-the-usa/)

If you’re looking for a pizza menu board template that will help you give your customers the best experience possible, we have just the thing.

With so many options that your customers have for a pizza, it gets really tricky which menu board template you should go for. This one that we have picked up for you is really appetizing and gives you the ability to use everything—the menu image, the item name, the description, the ingredients, and the sizes and yet it looks so clean.

Simply change the pizza image according to your menu and go on to change the background color if you want to.

8. The constant chalkboard templates

chalkboard restaurant menu template

Chalkboard menus are never out of style, and they’re more popular than ever. With just two colors and the fonts of your choice, you can create a menu that gives you a complete look of chalkboard style menus.

This chalkboard template of ours goes a bit on a different side by using more colors and yet manages to give the menu board a subtle feel that chalkboard styled menu boards offer.

They are a perfect combination of classic and modern and a great way to get your restaurant or bar’s name out there. They’re not just trendy; they’re also effective, and there are plenty of ways to customize them with your own brand.

Using the simplicity of a chalkboard sign at your restaurant or pub can have great results, especially if you get creative with your restaurant promotions.

Plus, there’s something nostalgic about them that makes you feel like a kid again, looking at the board in your school cafeteria.

9. The White Chalkboard

simple unique design menu boards

We call this template our white chalkboard. It gives you the same look and feel as that of a regular chalkboard, simply by reversing the color style.

Again, white goes with anything and you are free to add as many sections as well need, though a lot of clutter never looks good. The classic minimalistic look always tends to give the right feel and this template delivers exactly that.

With the use of this solid color, you manage to pay more attention to the food items instead of the design and look of the menu board itself. We have added yellow and green to give a bit of an adding effect but you can always use your own brand colors for these to give it a cohesive look with your restaurant.

10. Barbeque Templates

barbecue digital signage menu template

This particular grill menu template features simplicity and an elegant look. Again, the choice of two colors makes it easy to highlight the essence of the menu items.

If you want to show more menu items, you can remove the image and add another section. You can also highlight your barbeque grill specialties in the separate orange section we have.

You can easily move the sections to the way you want and then go on to give your BBQ template a different look. Of course, your delicious barbeque food does not require any marketing but having a clean menu can definitely give your sales a push.

11. The Coffee Specials Template

coffee shop digital tv screen display

According to the NCDT trends of Fall 2022, Americans consume 491 million cups of coffee every day.

The market of coffee lovers is huge and if you are a hub of coffee lovers, this template is for you. Again, a very subtle look does it all and that is exactly what we have gone for with this coffee specials template.

The three images of coffee can be replaced with your special items to get them more attention. The layout of the template is already amazing. If you are not keen on using more images, simply use one of the sections to showcase what makes your coffee different from the others.

12. The consistent grid template

fast food restaurant menu display screen

Though grids have a varied way of presentation, this grid template is everything you need to give your menu the right attention.

A cohesive mix of images, text, icons, menu items, prices and description, there is a lot going on and yet it looks sleek, modern and attention-grabbing.

The best part is, it highlights each section of your template and yet manages to give your menu template a very consistent look. You are free to mix and match the colors according to your brand and still the layout of the template will definitely give a beautiful look to your menu board.

13. The Thanksgiving special

chicken menu display tv screen template

It’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving.

We know you’re going to make it extra special with your turkey, but we also know that you’re going to need a place to put it all. That’s why we’ve put together this Thanksgiving digital menu board template so you can easily share the special day with your friends and family.

Since we have divided the entire template into halves, more focus is on the turkey image, something we are intentionally going for. You can go on to edit the special items to the left with yours and use this menu template for Thanksgiving.

If you want to highlight your menu specials for other days of the week, this template can be replicated with the same format.

14. The Drinks Menu Template

beer menu display on tv screen

If you are a place known to serve beer or any other form of drink, this template is for you. A beautiful image used in the background with a simple white menu box just does the right trick on your customer’s mind.

It makes them feel like they’re at a high-end bar, but also gives them all of their options so they don’t have to spend time searching through menus or reading every single item on your menu.

Highlight your beer specials or any other drink specials on the menu. Try to keep the minimum number of menu items for this template so they get more attention. We’ve also included a few different font styles so that you can make sure everything looks perfect on your TV screens.

15. The crispy chicken menu template

chicken combo display menu

Who doesn’t love some crispy chicken? It seems to be a go-to option for anyone who is looking to sit down, enjoy some good food, and have quality time. With so many options to choose from, you ought to highlight what makes your chicken the best of all.

Just a simple note on the template that goes like this can work wonders: Our crispy chicken is made from the best ingredients, including hand-rubbed marinated chicken thighs, golden fried on a flat-top grill. The result is an easy-to-eat finger food that’s as tasty as it is good for you. (Feel free to edit it like you need)

When it comes down to it, customers don’t just want chicken—they want something more than just chicken; they want a taste of home with every bite they take. This is why we’ve put together this simple infographic template to help guide you through the process of creating a menu template that will prompt your customers to definitely give your crispy chicken a try.

These are our top 15 menu board templates but DotSignage has more than 700+ in-built templates, all carefully designed and curated to meet our customers’ needs. With our seamless template editor, you can create one easily of your choice. If you short of time, simply pick one of ours and tweak it like you need.

Check out our 7-day free trial to know more or schedule a quick demo with us if you are interested to have a simple and easy-to-use digital menu board solution for your restaurant business.

Smit Nebhwani

Smit Nebhwani is a tech entrepreneur with expertise in successfully building SAAS based products. Boasting over a decade of experience in the startup sector, he takes pleasure in sharing valuable insights on all facets of SAAS products. His extensive experience in the digital signage sector has established him as a reputable authority in the industry, and he channels this expertise through some valuable content. In his free time, Smit enjoys music, travelling and spending time with his family.

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