COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 3 /CNW/ -- 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
"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
About Cara Operations Limited
Cara Operations Ltd. is Canada's leading branded restaurant and airline
services organization. The company is more than 120 years old and operates
some of the most recognized brands in the country including Swiss Chalet
Rotisserie & Grill, Milestones Grill and Bar, Montana's Cookhouse, Kelsey's
Neighbourhood Bar & Grill, Harvey's and Airline Solutions.
For more information on Cara, please contact
Cara Public Affairs
1-416-979-1979 X 282
You may also visit the Cara website at www.cara.com
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality
and retail industries worldwide. Over 220,000 MICROS systems are currently
installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos,
leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries,
and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management
systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the
brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 20,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-
of-sale and loss prevention products through its subsidiary Datavantage for
more than 50,000 specialty retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded
through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology
solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice
President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit
the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc. All
other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.
For further information:
For further information: Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing,
MICROS Systems, Inc., +1-443-285-8144; or Alexis Redmond, Cara Public Affairs,
Cara Operations Limited, +1-416-979-1979 X 282, email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.micros.com http://www.cara.com