Industry News | October 16, 2007

Chick-fil-A Renews with ParTech

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Chick-fil-A, Inc., the country's second largest chicken restaurant chain, announced Thursday that they have renewed their 20-plus year partnership with ParTech, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PTC-News), to provide their restaurants with PAR's industry leading point-of-sale (POS) hardware platform. Additionally, Chick-fil-A will contract with PAR to provide life-cycle support services for all newly purchased equipment, as well as its installed base of PAR POS systems. PAR point-of-sale hardware is already installed in about one half of all Chick-fil-A restaurants.

PAR's powerful POS hardware terminal emphasizes a fully-open architecture, and is Windows and Linux compatible. PAR's platform features an ergonomic design and sets the standard for reliability in the hospitality and retail industries. With PAR's hardware, hospitality and retail organizations are guaranteed years of reliable performance under the heaviest customer traffic conditions.

"We are pleased to continue our long partnership with ParTech" says Jon Bridges, CIO of Chick-fil-A. "PAR's restaurant technology, life-cycle support capabilities, and experience supporting large restaurant organizations like Chick-fil-A were all important factors in our decision. We are excited about the direction of PAR's next-generation PAR POS system."

"PAR has the mission-critical business know-how and technical expertise to meet the current and future growth requirements for Chick-fil-A's restaurant technology. We are proud to continue our long relationship with an innovative industry leader such as Chick-fil-A," says Greg Cortese, CEO and President of ParTech, Inc.

Chick-fil-A has more than 1,340 restaurants in 37 states and Washington D.C., and ParTech is the world's largest supplier of quick-service POS systems with more than 45,000 systems installed in more than 100 countries.