NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic, an industry leader in food services technology, today announced that Pita Pit USA has selected Panasonic’s Stingray III, the company’s enterprise-grade POS terminal, for its 250+ restaurants throughout the United States. Earlier this year Pita Pit Inc., one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant franchises in the country, began a POS hardware selection process to replace current equipment approaching the end of its lifecycle.
“POS hardware failures can have a severe impact on a franchise’s bottom line. Because of this, we created a criteria for our new POS solution focused on reliability, longevity, flexibility and support,” said Mick Gray, Pita Pit, Director of IT Services. “The Panasonic Stingray III POS meets and exceeds this criteria, providing franchisees with a long-term investment that will deliver a high ROI and low TCO.”
The new Panasonic Stingray III is an enterprise-grade POS device featuring an all-in-one flexible, modular design, and is compatible with a variety of Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Stingray III’s versatile design features interchangeable touchscreens, allowing easy customization to meet individual retailer requirements with unlimited mounting options.
The Stingray III’s modular design and installation flexibility allows franchisees to easily mount the system regardless of a restaurant’s pre-existing architecture. The increased modularity of the terminal also makes servicing and replacing parts a simpler process, allowing the workstation to be easily maintained, reducing total cost of ownership and increasing ROI.
“We required a solution that allowed us to modify how and where staff engage the POS in order to better serve our customers without any additional construction,” said Gray. “The Stingray III’s mounting flexibility enabled us to implement a new configuration: one POS terminal in the front of the restaurant for walk-ins and one in the back for catering pick up and payment. The Stingray III’s slim and sleek design frees up valuable countertop space, giving each restaurant a cleaner feeling.”
The rollout of Stingray IIIs has been managed by Restaurant Service Solutions (RSS), a nationwide provider of Panasonic quick service POS and technology solutions. RSS provides the hardware, staging and installation services, and will also serve as a central point of contact for technical support. RSS will support franchisee legacy hardware as the transition to Stingray III continues in 2016.
“Panasonic and RSS are working closely with Pita Pit to help assure they achieve their customer service and business efficiency goals through this time of growth with a seamless transition to a reliable, durable POS solution,” said Jeff Pinc, director of food services and retail, Panasonic. “Reliable POS technology will give franchisees and owners peace of mind to focus on providing their customers with a great dining experience.”
The Panasonic Stingray III is covered by an industry-leading warranty, providing worry-free operation for Pita Pit franchisees. Additionally, the Panasonic Advance Exchange program enables franchisees to receive a working replacement unit via next day shipping prior to returning a unit in need of maintenance or repair should any issues arise, providing peace of mind.
Sales inquiries for Panasonic’s food services technology solutions including the Stingray III should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-726-2767.
To see a live demo of the Stingray III, please visit Panasonic’s NRF Booth #2753.
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About Pita Pit®
Since opening its first restaurant in the U.S. in 1999, Pita Pit Inc. has continued to be one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant franchises in the country. Offering a healthier and tastier alternative to traditional fast food, Pita Pit’s fresh, made-to-order pita sandwiches feature a variety of lean grilled meats, fresh vegetables, flavorful cheeses, and zesty sauces all rolled up in a unique and convenient package. The company was founded in Ontario, Canada in 1995 and Pita Pit Inc. was acquired in 2005 by the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based Pita Pit USA. Now boasting 500 locations across 11 countries, Pita Pit is recognized as No. 1 in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. Simply put, Pita Pit is Fresh Thinking and Healthy Eating. Learn more at www.pitapitusa.com.
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