Friday, March 27, 2009

April FUNWORLD: F&B and More

I've gotten to meet some cool people during my time at FUNWORLD, and last month I added another to the list: Nolan Bushnell, founder of a little thing you might have heard of called Atari. Or another little thing you may have heard of called Chuck E. Cheese's.

His latest thing you probably haven't heard of—yet. It's called uWink, a technology that combines the lessons learned from Atari and Chuck to create a new kind of dining environment where guests order their entire meal via touch-screen menus at the table, then play video games while they wait for their food.

You can read all about it in the new April issue of FUNWORLD (click here to check out our new digital edition), where I interview Bushnell and F&B folks from Disney and Hershey to get their perspectives on where touch-screen restaurant menus are going in the attractions industry.

Also in the issue:

• A look at what makes Silver Dollar City's F&B so successful.
• How attractions can make partnerships with nonprofits work.
• What FECs can do with e-marketing.

And be sure to check out the Customer Service Report on p. 42 to find out what in the world "leadershipology" means.

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