|SPS DELIVERS CHAIN-WIDE RESTAURANT POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEM CAPABILITIES|
Falls Church, VA, November 15, 2005 – Buffalo Philly's Franchising, LLP of Woodbridge, Virginia and Foster's Franchise Concepts, Inc. of Haymarket, Virginia recently selected SPS EntréeAccess for chain-wide use at their restaurants. EntréeAccess is Software Performance Systems, Inc.s (SPS) point-of-sale (POS) product offering for the multi-unit restaurant market. Both Buffalo Phillys and Fosters are running EntréeAccess in their corporate owned restaurants and have plans to require all future franchisees to use the EntréeAccess restaurant POS system.
Peter Kenaga, Operations Manager for seven Foster's Grille restaurants, has tried other POS systems in the restaurants he manages. Our previous POS system had a 'poll to corporate' setup, but it was unreliable and we still had to travel all over Northern Virginia to each restaurant just to do simple things like changing menu pricing, discounts, employee data, and the like. With EntréeAccess and its central point-of-sale repository, we can now perform those tasks right from our own desks. We can also get sales, inventory and time and attendance reports for all our stores at any time, Peter explained.
At SPS, we recognized that most restaurant point-of-sale systems were based on a 'single unit' oriented design. We designed EntréeAccess to leverage today's readily available high-speed Internet connections, allowing our POS system on the restaurant floor to mirror its transactions to a central repository in real time. This allows our multi-unit restaurant customers to access and program the POS environment for all of their restaurants in a central place, said Tim Dorsett, Vice President of Business Development.
Chris Roth, President of Buffalo Philly's Franchising has already seen an improvement in the operation at his showcase store. He states, With EntréeAccesss integrated real-time credit card authorization module, we can authorize credit card purchases in three seconds without having to dial up the service for each transaction. We have also shaved a good amount of time off our payroll processing by using EntréeAccesss built in time and attendance system. At the end of the week, we simply run the Payroll Report from the EntréeAccess back office program and give it to our accountant. No more adding up hours manually like the old system. EntréeAccess is much quicker and extremely accurate.
About Buffalo Philly's
Buffalo Philly is a unique high-energy restaurant concept dedicated to serving family and friends of all ages. Their mission is to provide a quality meal with exceptional value, complete with professional customer service whether dining in their relaxed, friendly atmosphere or taking the order to go. There are two locations currently open in Woodbridge and Springfield, Virginia. Visit their website at www.buffalophillys.com.
About Foster's Grille
Fosters Grille, a casual restaurant chain based in Haymarket, Virginia, opened their first location over six years ago in Manassas, Virginia. Fosters Grille has proven to be a neighborhood favorite wherever they go. The menu features The Charburger, a 1/2 lb. char-grilled burger thats made to order, with fresh hand-cut fries, their authentic wings, and other flame broiled sandwiches. Initially, their growth has been centered on the suburbs of Northern Virginia, but they are currently moving into franchising nationwide. Visit their website at www.fostersgrille.com.
Jointly developed with experienced restaurant professionals, EntréeAccess delivers Internet-based client-server architecture with rich point-of-sale (POS) features, seamlessly integrated with back-office management functions. The POS system was specifically designed for the multi-unit restaurant operator. This allows executives, staff, and restaurant managers to access, configure, and monitor the POS environments at each of their restaurants via the Internet anytime, anywhere. Many elements have been added to make the system more appealing to the Quick Serve and Fast Casual restaurant market segments as well.
EntréeAccess features all of the latest advances in touch screen POS terminals: customizable screen layouts with large, colorful buttons; bar service, table service, and quick service modes; the ability to send, hold, fire, and assign seating; support for multiple payment methods including gift cards, and more. It also supports wireless handheld units, multiple kitchen printers, and kitchen monitors with custom order timings and alarms. Visit www.EntréeAccess.com for more details.