Here's a great item that would work well in a restaurant setting (or any corporate setting, trade show, etc.). It's called a Flash Tag. It is a name tag, but is programmable like the scrolling signs that you see. You can program in four messages (on your computer) of up to 180 characters. I use it to say "Bob Phillips Magical Entertainer Welcome to insert name here." I then do the Johnny Paul long card routine. The remote control (like a car remote) is hooked to a key ring that has my car key, and the key ring has a small rubber brain attached. I use the tag line that the management
asked me to do something intelligent, pull this out of my pocket, take it out and push the button. The name tag then says "Your card was the ten of spades." This has always gotten a great response, and management loves it as it carries their name as well. Below is the
link to this item. It's not real cheap, but is has everything you need (the name tag, remote, serial cable to attach to your PC, two lithium batteries, and the software for programming the remote.
Have a Merry Christmas,
Bob Phillips http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/sh ... sp?id=4046