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BREAKOUT 1 (ICX) / THURSDAY / JUNE 6, 2019 / 8:00 AM

Best Practices for Self-Service Kiosks

There are many reasons why the foodservice and entertainment industries have embraced self-service kiosks, whether they be tablets, countertop kiosks or free-standing units: shorter wait times, improved order accuracy, consumer preference, upselling and the list goes on.

In this session, you’ll hear from those who have done it — what worked, what didn’t and how they made adjustments.


Mark Garcia | Director, Operations Systems | AMC Theatres

Mark Garcia is the Director, Operations Systems for AMC Theatres. With over 30 years’ experience in theatre operations, his role is to share the operations perspective with AMC’s IT team as they identify and implement technologies and to develop best practices around those technologies that enhance the guests’ experience and improve associate efficiency. A long-time innovator in the motion picture exhibition industry, AMC Theatres has integrated self-service kiosks into the existing box office with an improved UX to provide guests with control over their own ticket buying experience in theatres. This year, AMC became the first theatre chain to introduce cash enabled self-service ticketing kiosks.


Elliot Maras | Editor | Kiosk Marketplace & Food Truck Operator

Elliot Maras is editor of Kiosk Marketplace and Food Truck Operator. He is a former board member of the International Foodservice Editorial Council, a recipient of the Office Refreshment Development Foundation’s Award For Journalism, and a graduate of the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s Executive Development Program at Michigan State University.

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