Industry News | February 6, 2001

Checkers/Rally's Launch POS Technology

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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKR) today reported that after 13 months of testing technology solutions for its 853 restaurants system-wide, that it has placed an initial order for its 149 company restaurants to be installed within the next 90 days. The NCR 7454 POS machines and software from Aloha with special programming for Checkers/Rally's was selected to enhance the drive-thru systems speed, accuracy and accountability.

"We worked as quickly as time would permit to insure we made the right decisions with our technology choices," says Adam Noyes, Checkers vice president of company operations. "We selected the NCR 7454 because of its proven easy touch screen technology, speed of processing, and durability for the restaurant environment that we operate within—extremely important considerations for our concept of double drive-thru restaurants.''

"The implementation of this new restaurant level technology is among the most important steps in a plan put in place by our CEO a year ago to improve restaurant operations and restaurant level profitability," says Adam Noyes, Checkers vice president of company operations, commented. "Costs and the availability of skilled workers will continue to challenge the restaurant industry and Checkers will be positioned to take advantage of technology benefits in meeting that challenge.''

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and its franchisees own approximately 432 Checkers operating primarily in the Southeastern United States and approximately 435 Rally's operating primarily in the Midwestern United States.

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