Five Guys Plans to Deploy PAR Brink POS Software, PAR EverServ Terminals, Tablets and PAR Services Across All Stores
New Hartford, NY – June 17, 2015 – PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) announced today that Five Guys has selected PAR as their software solutions partner. Five Guys plans to deploy PAR’s Brink POS™ software, PAR EverServ® POS terminals, PAR Mobile Tablet 10’s, along with PAR’s software delivery and maintenance services for their 1,200 restaurants throughout North America. Since 1986, Five Guys has been serving burgers and fries with a commitment to quality ingredients and a consistently great customer experience.
Steve Teller, Project Manager at Five Guys, was a member of the team leading a comprehensive evaluation process to select a new point of sale solution for the entire brand, which included the formation of a Franchisee POS Task Force. Together, they sought to discover an industry leader with quality POS hardware, cloud-based POS software and a reputation for first-class services to support their business. “PAR’s total solution offering and their excellent reputation made them a clear choice for the Five Guys brand,” said Teller. “Their solution is a game-changer in our industry, and we have a true technology partner in PAR.”
“The partnership with Five Guys adds to our rapidly growing presence in the fast casual space – one of the quickest growing segments in the restaurant business. The selection of our Brink POS software by a prominent fast casual brand, Five Guys, is confirmation that PAR is leading the way with hosted/SaaS POS software,” said Karen Sammon, President, ParTech Inc. “The combination of our Brink POS Software and our EverServ 7700 terminals and mobile platform Tablet 10 provides fast casual and quick serve restaurants alike a solution to rapidly scale operations, deploy new stores and embrace modern use case scenarios.”
Brink POS Software
“The cloud-based SaaS architecture of Brink POS is the ‘launch-pad technology’ allowing us to offer a complete solution for our brand that will easily adapt to changing demands. No longer do we need to keep our various technology platforms in silos,” said Steve Teller. “Not only is the implementation quick and easy with low upfront costs, it also creates real-time enterprise control of the entire chain.”
With the Brink POS solution, stores eliminate the need for a back-office server and no data is ever stored in house. If connectivity issues arise, the POS software remains functional ensuring that customer service will not be jeopardized. The Brink POS Dashboard also allows management to view meaningfully organized reports from anywhere in the world. The ability to setup a schedule of emailed reports will significantly reduce the time it takes you to evaluate your store performance and make quicker business decisions.
PAR EverServ® 7700 and PAR Tablet 10
The hardware solution was customized specifically to meet the demands of the Five Guys brand. The PAR EverServ® 7700, PAR’s best-in-class POS terminal, was built to withstand the harsh restaurant environment without sacrificing a sleek design and the power needed to run a business. With a built-in 8 inch customer facing display Five Guys has improved order accuracy and customer satisfaction as well as additional opportunities for upselling and advertising at the counter. Each store will also be using a biometric finger print scanner for employee time punches. Five Guys believes this technology will pay for itself in one month by improving accuracy in accounting of employee time.
Each Five Guys location will be equipped with one PAR Tablet 10, PAR’s 10 inch enterprise grade tablet. “The PAR Tablet 10’s rugged design and multiple use-case scenarios’ is a great addition to our technology stack. Used for line-busting during peak business hours, we are able to get orders to the kitchen more efficiently and keep our customers happy,” continued Teller. In addition to line-busting, store managers are using the PAR Tablet 10 for management reporting, new employee training, inventory counts and phone orders.
About Five Guys Enterprises LLC.
Five Guys is a no-frills burger joint that focuses on serving burgers and fries in a clean, friendly environment. From its meat and cheese, to where its bacon and potatoes come from, to the cooking methods, oil types and temperatures, Five Guys’ focus is always on quality. The commitment to sourcing quality ingredients and delivering a consistently great experience is one of its key differentiators. Five Guys began in 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to their four sons: “Start a business or go to college.” The boys chose business, and the Murrell family soon opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Va. Now, almost 30 years later, there are over 1,200 locations across North America, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. There are over 1,500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world.
About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. PAR’s Hospitality business also markets hotel management systems that provide a complete suite of powerful tools for guest management, recreation management, and timeshare/condo management. In addition, PAR provides the spa industry a leading management application that was specifically designed to support the unique needs of the resort spa and day spa markets, a rapidly growing hospitality segment. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government segment is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.