New Hartford, NY – August 4, 2015 – PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) announced today that Pita Pit USA has selected PAR’s Brink POS software and service solutions for their 250 restaurants throughout the country. First opening stores in the states in 1999, Pita Pit USA was founded on the idea that people want a fresh, healthy alternative to fast food and wanted to create a fun, casual atmosphere where customers can create their perfect pita by selecting endless flavor combinations.
With unique operational needs, Pita Pit USA developed a selection committee of corporate IT professionals, franchisees and restaurant crew members to evaluate and select a new point of sale solution for the brand. At the top of the selection criteria was a POS solution that was not only reliable and flexible, but designed to facilitate multi-unit franchisee growth with their aggressive development plans.
“Our selection committee was blown away by the PAR Brink POS solution presented,” said Corey Bowman, President, Pita Pit USA. “Brink is a robust and flexible platform with a cloud-based design that simplifies our operations and will help provide insight into our business at a granular level any time that we need it. This control was previously unavailable. These features are going to be a great asset to our growing portfolio of multi-unit operators across the country.”
This year, Pita Pit USA is on pace to sign deals for 60 new locations and open 45 new restaurants by the end of 2015, both records for the brand. One of the key focus areas for the brand over the past year has been to update technology and find a POS system that helped franchisees run more profitable stores by seeing daily trends, forecasting sales and tracking labor.
“PAR’s willingness to understand our business and deliver a solution configured to fit our operations, including seamless integration with our 3rd party vendors is exactly what we need,” said Mick Gray, Director of IT. “It was important to offer our franchisee community a system we feel was designed by them and for them, with PAR as a partner. We are very proud of our selection and the process.”
“Our rapidly growing portfolio of Fast Casual customers all share the need for reliable, scalable and growth-oriented line of business technology to achieve a competitive edge,” said Karen Sammon, President ParTech, Inc. “Our cloud-native POS platform provides a distinct advantage over legacy POS software models by providing restaurant operators a rich platform that leverages contemporary tools to make implementations and integrations light and far simpler.”
Brink POS, a cloud-native POS platform, eliminates the need for a back-office server in the restaurant and no data is ever stored in house. Deploying a next generation, cloud based POS, and removing the accompanying physical server from the store landscape was a priority for Pita Pit USA with the changing landscape of data security and PCI compliance. Not only will Pita Pit have more robust reporting and insight to their store data, but with the data in the cloud, this actionable intelligence is now available in real-time from anywhere in the world.
“PAR has been extremely attentive to our needs throughout the deployment thus far. The training for our corporate staff on the new solution has been simple and effective. Additionally, interest and adoption for the new system at the store level has been very successful,” added Bowman. “We believe we have found a true partner in PAR to help support our franchises continued success.”
About Pita Pit®
Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to be one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and tastier alternative to traditional fast food, Pita Pit’s fresh, made-to-order pita sandwiches feature a variety of lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables, flavorful cheeses, and zesty sauces all rolled up in a unique and convenient package. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and Pita Pit Inc. was acquired in 2005 by the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based Pita Pit USA. Now boasting 500 locations across 11 countries, Pita Pit is recognized as No. 1 in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Simply put, Pita Pit is Fresh Thinking and Healthy Eating. Learn more at https://pitapitusa.com.
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 Business 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.