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Our Story

 

Best Menu board

A Company Created By An Artist for Artists

 

The Food Service industry is extremely specialized and thankfully, our founder – Michelle Delisle - had a background holding various positions in the industry. In fact, she put herself through art school working in restaurants and upon graduation found that her employers were asking her to create certain artistic things like murals, menu boards etc. This is when Michelle decided to start a company called MAD Illustrations, creating one-of-a-kind, functional art pieces for restaurants throughout the GTA.

A move to Winnipeg in 1997 stalled the company for a bit as the market there was too small for custom illustration work, but after a short time working as an Art Director, the entrepreneurial spirit took hold again and Michelle began researching how she could take the original MAD Illustrations concept and turn it into a sustainable business operation.

One of the most popular items from the original product catalogue was “funky cut-out erasable chalkboards”, so Michelle started looking at efficient ways to produce on a mass level. Once the prototypes were developed, she was ready to launch to the industry and chose the NRA Show in Chicago – the largest food & beverage, restaurant trade show in the world, with over 100,000 attendees and 20,000 exhibitors. It was a very large investment for such a young start-up but was definitely in line with Michelle’s personal motto – GO BIG OR GO HOME. The show proved to be a resounding success – with the booth being swamped with buyers from open to close, as well as an American Trade Magazine voting us “Best New Product of the Show” for the year 2000.

From these humble beginnings working out of Michelle’s basement, Best Menu Boards has grown to include an impressive array of corporate clients including MGM Grand, Zellers, Kraft Foods, Bento Sushi and McDonald’s, to name just a few. We continue to focus our efforts on combining creativity and automation – so that we can offer our customers a unique, visually-appealing solution at the most competitive price possible.

BEST MENU BOARDS – Your Creative Solution Specialists

 

 

Best Menu board

A Unique Sign for Your Unique Needs

 

Don't let the name mislead you – our versatile product line is not just for restaurant menus. Virtually any retailer (bakery, florist, hairdresser, dry cleaner) looking to drive traffic into their stores will benefit from a Best Menu Boards solution.  Once the customer is inside your establishment, we also offer a whole catalogue of solutions to stimulate purchase, upsell your most profitable products and ultimately increase your revenue.

Our marker boards made a splash when they were first introduced, voted best new product in 2000 by the National Restaurant Association.

 

 

 

 

 

Best Menu board

Product Features & Benefits

 

  • Uniquely designed and individually hand-crafted
  • Visually appealing
  • Durable and functional
  • Versatile
  • Smudge-proof
  • Easy to clean (washes off with standard window cleaner)
  • Affordably priced
  • Quality reputation
  • Canadian owned and operated
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed

 

 

Best Menu board

Client Testimonial

 

At Best Menu Boards not only are our marker boards used by a number of Fortune 500 companies across North America, we have also worked with many key players in the food service and hospitality industries, including:

  • McCafe
  • Bento Sushi
  • Collins Brothers
  • Carnival Cruise
  • Whole Foods
  • Days Inn Hotel
  • Tabasco
  • Richtree Market Restaurant
  • Wellington Brewery
 

Our clientele are so satisfied with our products that - despite our 100% satisfaction guarantee - we have never had a product returned to us.

 

 

“Michelle and her team at Best Menu Boards are the very best in the business when it comes to custom creative design and manufacturing of menu boards and retail merchandising systems. We hired BMB at a time of extremely demanding top-to-bottom restructuring and transition at Collins Chicago - and in every sense we could not have hired a better business partner. Michelle's expertise in design and leadership of her team proved invaluable in understanding our newly crafted merchandising strategy which was the primary component of our growth plan. BMB developed customized, highly effective solutions that met both our sales and marketing requirements, were regarded as best-in-class, and won the approval and admiration of jaded chain buyers and store managers alike all across the country. BMB relied on a disciplined yet highly collaborative approach to deliver on brand, on plan, on time and under budget on each of four specialized merchandising systems. Without question, I would partner with Michelle and her Best Menu Boards team at any point in the future.”

E.Shamus Hanlon, Managing Partner, Collins Chicago




Rely on Our Quality Reputation

You want to ensure that you are dealing with an established company that has a solid reputation. At Best Menu Boards not only are our marker boards used by a number of Fortune 500 companies across North America, we have also worked with many key players in the food service and hospitality industries.