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Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry: The Benefits of Using Mini PCs

March 2023

Mini PCs have become increasingly popular in the restaurant industry, especially for quick service and fast food restaurants, due to their compact size, high reliability, powerful processing capabilities, and overall versatility to be leveraged in different applications. In this blog article, we’ll explore the various ways that mini PCs or Intel NUCs can be leveraged to power restaurant applications, including digital signs, menu boards, kiosks, and point of sale systems.

Digital Signs

Digital signs are a growing trend in the restaurant industry, and mini PCs are ideal for powering these types of displays. Digital signs provide a sleek and attractive way to display menu items, daily specials, promotional content, and other important information to customers. According to Webinar Care, 80% of viewers in 2022 made an unplanned purchase of something promoted digitally in a restaurant setting. Additionally, their data stated that adding a single digital sign resulted in an average increase of 4.75% in annual sales revenue. 

By utilizing a mini PC or an Intel NUC, restaurants can easily update their digital sign content remotely, without having to physically access the display. This allows restaurants to quickly respond to changes in their menu items, pricing, and promotions, making digital signs a flexible and cost-effective option that also increases customer engagement.

If you’re looking to invest in your digital signage strategy, take a look at our turn-key digital signage solutions today. Simply NUC has partnered with industry leaders to offer a range of digital signage solutions that include both the computer hardware and software to meet your exact business needs.

Menu Boards & Kiosks

In a similar vein, mini PCs or embedded motherboards can also be used to power interactive menu boards or kiosks. This can provide customers with an intuitive, interactive, and engaging way to view menu items and place their order. Interactive menu boards and ordering kiosks can also reduce wait times (especially in busy locations like an airport or a shopping mall) and increase efficiency, as customers can place their orders directly from the board, eliminating the need for waitstaff to take orders at the counter. Additionally, mini PCs provide the processing power and versatility needed to run the necessary software for menu boards and kiosks. With the ability to quickly update menu items and prices remotely, mini PCs make it easy for restaurants to keep their menu boards current and up-to-date.

At Simply NUC we realize many businesses are open all hours of the day, and hence offer rugged units that are highly reliable and tested for 24/7 operation over several years.  Regardless of your requirements we have the solution that meets your needs for kiosks and menu boards.

Point of Sale Systems

Point of sale systems are a crucial component of any restaurant business, and mini PCs are a great option for powering these systems. Mini PCs or Intel NUCs offer the processing power and reliability needed to run a point of sale system, and their compact size and flexible mounting options make them a great option for restaurants with limited counter space. 

With a mini PC or motherboard powering a point of sale system, restaurants can process transactions quickly and efficiently, reducing wait times for customers and increasing operational efficiency. Mini PCs from Simply NUC also offer the versatility to run other applications, such as inventory management software and managing sensor networks, making them a cost-effective and versatile solution for restaurants.


In conclusion, mini PCs from Simply NUC provide a cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solution for restaurants looking to integrate digital signs, menu boards, kiosks, and point of sale systems. Their compact size and surprisingly powerful processing capabilities make them ideal for these applications, and the ability to update campaigns and software remotely makes them a flexible and cost effective option for restaurant businesses. With mini PCs and Intel NUCs, restaurants can easily improve their customer experience and increase overall efficiency. Get in touch with us today and discover the right mini PC for you and your needs.

Simply NUC, Inc. is a systems integrator specializing in mini computers. Simply NUC provides fully configured, warranted, and supported mini PC systems to businesses and consumers, as well as end-to-end NUC project development, custom operating system installations, and NUC accessories.