Cara Operations Partners with MICROS for the Largest Pay-at-the-Table Deployment in North America

  • Oracle Hospitality Food and Beverage Solutions
  • 10.03.07
MICROS Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Cara Operations Limited to supply its MICROS Pay-at-the-Table solution to Cara restaurant locations across Canada.

Planned as the largest implementation of a pay-at-the-table solution in North America, initial installations for the solution are scheduled for September 2007 with full rollout to commence in October 2007 and conclude by the summer of 2008.

As Canada's leading branded full-service restaurant company and airline services provider, Cara has set a new precedent in the hospitality industry by tackling one of today's foremost consumer concerns, credit card data security. MICROS's pay-at-the-table solution will enable Cara to help reduce its Guests' fears by offering them the ability to make payments without ever relinquishing possession of their credit or debit card. By seamlessly integrating MICROS's 3700 Point-of-Sale solution with a mobile payment device from VeriFone Holdings, Inc., Cara puts the Guest in control of the payment process. In addition to decreasing the risk of consumer fraud, MICROS's pay-at-the-table solution will also increase speed-of-service at Cara restaurants and offer financial benefits by allowing debit transactions which offer lower processing fees.

"We currently employ MICROS solutions in over 425 locations and five brands in North America," stated John Thompson, Vice President Information Technology for Cara Operations Limited. "Based on our long-term partnership with MICROS and our experience with the MICROS 3700 solution, we are confident in MICROS's ability to implement pay-at-the-table across our all of our branded restaurants and feel it provides us the opportunity to further enhance the Guest experience in a new and innovative way."

"Cara's organization has established a preeminent position for itself in North America's restaurant industry, as the first major branded restaurant company to equip all of its restaurants with a solution that will provide added security for its credit card customers," stated Tom Moran, Vice President, Restaurant Sales and Strategies.  "MICROS is pleased to further expand its partnership with Cara through this pay-at-the-table technology and we look forward to leveraging the value of our product portfolio with Cara in the future."




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