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Digital Content Partnership Announcement » Kidscreen

May 29th, 2012

Canada’s Skywriter Media and Entertainment has signed a non-exclusive deal with Las Vegas-based kids and family-focused restaurant marketing company Family Hospitality Group to provide kids content for its SPUDnik 1 tablet and kids entertainment system for restaurants.The tablet, which is available… click to read more

Family Hospitality Group Launches SPUDnik1™ Tablet & Kids’ Entertainment Systems

May 6th, 2012

  SPUDnik, child, securement cable shown


Chicago, IL – May 05, 2012 – Today at the National Restaurant Show, Family Hospitality Group unveiled a suite of next-generation “digital” kids entertainment systems for use anywhere in public where kids need help to pass the time while waiting. The new product line is a literal game changer from the pattern of 31 years of print & color foodservice entertainment tracing its lineage to the McDonalds Happy Meal. Members of the media and restaurateurs are invited to the Technology Pavilion display to get hands-on in the name of fun.

The new “Classy Kids Digital Entertainment” options for restaurant fun include » Read more: Family Hospitality Group Launches SPUDnik1™ Tablet & Kids’ Entertainment Systems

Crayangles – Moms are talking – BabyCenter Blog

March 13th, 2012

PAHSTeacher  wrote:

Have you guys seen these triangle shaped crayons? �We visited Mommy at work yesterday, and the cafeteria gives each kid a 4 pack of triangle shaped crayons. �It’s nice because they don’t roll off of the table. �I looked online to see if you can buy them, but they only sell them in bulk. �360 4 pks for $68.

via Crayangles – *Spring 2009 Babies/ No negativity group* – BabyCenter.

Helping another customer be successful – in Rochester Hills, MI

December 12th, 2011

“With the kids tucked in with the cool triangular crayons and color-me-menus I felt as cozy as a mama bird in my nest”

via Getting Comfy in Bar Louie’s Hip but Cozy U-Shaped Booths – Rochester-Rochester Hills, MI Patch.

Press release – New Classy Kids Club Is First To Help Restaurants Promote Family Fun

August 31st, 2011

28-August-2011–Las Vegas, NV – The Family Hospitality Group (, the industry innovator that created the fastest-growing crayon market segment with its patented triangular crayons and that has introduced numerous other popular, kid-friendly activities for leading family restaurants and chains, announces the launch of a game-changing development. The Classy Kids Club™ is the newest and most effective way yet for restaurants to engage with kids and families.

The Classy Kids Club™ was built on the proven capability of adult loyalty systems, but specifically tailored to enable kids, for the first time, to earn rewards for themselves and their family. As a technology and service offering that any business can participate in, the new service is a replacement for elementary birthday email clubs and punch cards, and offers customizable branding for participating restaurants and other businesses. The software allows bonus points to be earned for such things as selecting healthy menu items and demonstrating good behavior while dining out (or in church service, etc.). Points can also be earned for good grades, participating in an activity or event, or trying a new menu item. The points can then be redeemed at the participating restaurant for food purchases or other special gifts. The possibilities are endless, and rewards can be made low- or no-cost, yet still substantially increase the branding as a fun place for families.

 “There are many loyalty system options for adult customers, and they obviously work, but until now, there hasn’t been a service like this, ready for businesses to implement for kids,” explains A.J. Mesalic of the Family Hospitality Group. “Our system is built specifically so that kids can feel the glow of VIP membership and be rewarded for making good choices. The Classy Kids Club™ helps any enterprise improve their family-friendly reputation while driving repeat business. It’s great for kids, families, and businesses.”

With the Classy Kids Club, a family’s choices can now be influenced in a relevant and mutually beneficial way. Participating businesses will be clearly recognized as a fun, kid-friendly place, while promoting good choices and instilling a sense of pride and brand affinity among its junior customer base. The results are an immediate and sustained increase in revenue through long-term customer loyalty. An optional adult loyalty system is also available from the company. When used as a single platform, the restaurant can tie together marketing efforts for all age demographics.

The Club is currently only available at select beta test customer sites until full availability in the upcoming months. If your company wants to offer kids membership in your own Classy Kids Club™, visit or contact the Family Hospitality Group directly at clubmgmt(at) for more information.

About the Company: The Family Hospitality Group is an innovative marketing company that specializes in working with restaurants and other businesses to increase brand affinity and retain loyal family customers. Their patented triangular crayons, cups, placemats and other kid-friendly offerings are used daily to accommodate kids in thousands of restaurants and available through distributors such as Sysco, US Foodservice, Hoffmaster and Edward Don & Co.

Family Hospitality customer BJ’s Restaurants: Growth, price hikes on the horizon

July 25th, 2011

Continuing its segment-leading momentum, BJ’s Restaurants Inc. is planning to modestly ramp up growth across the country as it attempts to capture a larger market share of the casual-dining sector.

via BJ’s: Growth, price hikes on the horizon | Nation’s Restaurant News

Family Hospitality Group Sponsors the 5th Annual Diamond Kid Triathlon

June 28th, 2011

Thank you Sponsors for making this possible. And most of all thank you Diamond Kid Racers, for racing your hearts out and making us all so proud!

via Diamond Kid Triathlon home page.

We were thrilled to be a part of this terrific event. The Diamond Kid Triathlon is run in Blue Diamond, Nevada every June. About 250 young athletes, often competing for the first time, race through a combination of swim, bike, and running distances ranging from 2.5 to 5 total miles over a hilly course. The Family Hospitality team loves to promote healthy, active lifestyles among the youth of today. Many kids had a blast and will find the fun and reward in lifelong fitness because of this event. We appreciate the organizers for putting on a first class race.

Each child also received a goody bag after the race which included their favorite Classy Kid Products.

Moms Talk: Where Are the Most Kid-Friendly Spots in Rochester Hills, MI?

June 14th, 2011

"Oh, that clever Penny Black!" Cassar writes. "By offering "CrayAngles" crayons, parents can spend more time eating and less time under the table retrieving roll-aways!"

via Moms Talk: Where Are the Most Kid-Friendly Spots in Rochester? – Rochester-Rochester Hills, MI Patch.