USA: Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants awards US$1.1m contract to NCR
Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIZL), a nationally recognized full-service restaurant chain, has awarded NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) a $1.1 million contract to install NCR point-of-sale (POS) systems in the chain's 65 locations.
Paragon operates Hungry Hunter's, Hunter's Steakhouse, Mountain Jack's and Carvers restaurants in 11 states.
The total store automation solution will include NCR's 7460 touchscreen workstation, plus personal computers, receipt printers, Aloha TableService POS software from Aloha Technologies and back office software from MenuLink Computer Solutions, Inc. Following pilot installations in two stores late this year, a chain-wide rollout is scheduled for the first and second quarters of 2002.
NCR's project management and staging services, as well as the advanced technology and configuration flexibility of the NCR 7460, were key reasons cited by Paragon for selecting NCR.
"The NCR account management team worked closely with us to present a superior recommendation that included a comprehensive implementation plan," said Chris Sparks, director of Information Systems for Paragon. "The NCR touchscreen workstations, together with the Aloha and MenuLink software, offered exceptional value. We believe the new easy-to-use solution will please employees, enhance service to customers, and improve operational efficiency in each of our restaurants."
About Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants
Paragon Steakhouse Restaurants, Inc., a unit of Steakhouse Partners Inc., operates 65 full-service steakhouse restaurants in 11 states, principally under the brand names of Hungry Hunter's, Hunter's Steakhouse, Mountain Jack's and Carvers. The Company's restaurants specialize in complete steak and prime rib meals, and offer fresh fish and other lunch and dinner dishes, serving over 6.8 million meals annually. For more information, visit http://www.paragonsteak.com .
About Aloha Technologies
Aloha Technologies, based in Bedford, Texas, is a privately held software and information solutions company that provides a comprehensive suite of point-of-sale solutions to the foodservice and hospitality industries. The Aloha family of software and services includes Aloha TableService, Aloha QuickService, Aloha Back Office Solutions, Aloha Enterprise.com and others. For additional information, call (800) 79-ALOHA, or visit www.alohapos.com .
About MenuLink Computer Solutions
Founded in 1994 and based in Huntington Beach, Calif., MenuLink is a leader in restaurant back office software. MenuLink's software includes food cost, inventory control, recipe management, purchasing, labor, profit and loss, and HQ Internet reporting. For more information, visit www.menulink.net .
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide. NCR's Relationship Technology solutions include the Teradata(R) database and analytical applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) and demand chain management, store automation systems and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company's business solutions are built on the foundation of its long- established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 32,900 in more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com .
NCR and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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