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Top POS News From June: Dunkin' Donuts Launches Mobile Pay Option, Togo's Turns to Biometrics for POS Loss Prevention & Square Unveils Apple Pay Reader

With continued momentum from May, the point of sale continued on the fast track in June. From the implementation side, national and regional restaurant brands upgraded point of sale solutions to improve customer experience and business efficiency. From the rollout and advancement segment, the payment terminal has been redefined, among other innovations. News like this is feeding consumers exactly what they crave, because according to June news from Technomic, technology expectations have shot way up for restaurant consumers. Check out these stories and more in our June POS Recap.

Five Guys Teams with PAR for POS Software Solution
Five Guys selected PAR Technology Corporation (PAR) as its software solutions partner. Five Guys plans to deploy PAR’s Brink POS software, PAR EverServ POS terminals, PAR Mobile Tablet 10’s, along with PAR’s software delivery and maintenance services for their 1,200 restaurants throughout North America.

Dunkin' Donuts Announces New Mobile Pay Option With Visa Checkout
Dunkin' Donuts launched its newest mobile payment option for guests, integrating Visa Checkout on and within the Dunkin' Mobile App as a fast and easy way to purchase and reload virtual Dunkin' Donuts Cards.

NYC's Dos Toros Taqueria Powers Rapid Expansion with NCR Restaurant Software and Cloud Solutions
New York’s west-coast-style taqueria Dos Toros rolled out a complete NCR restaurant technology solution to help improve the customer experience and efficiency of its business across its growing New York City sites. To support its growth plans, Dos Toros chose an NCR solution portfolio that includes NCR Aloha point-of-sale (POS) and predictive analytics software and POS hardware.

Togo's Eateries Improve Security and Accountability with Fingerprint Readers
Togo’s Eateries, Inc, a San Jose, CA based fast casual sandwich chain, has deployed U.are.U 4500 fingerprint readers from Crossmatch to increase security, improve accountability and reduce fraud at the Point-of-Sale (POS).  The Crossmatch fingerprint readers enable instant, non-repudiable identity confirmation for employee sign in and transaction authorization. This distinctive level of accountability becomes the deterrent to fraud and theft.

Twin Peaks Taps Mobile Payment Tech to Expand Guest Payment Options
Twin Peaks has announced it is partnering with MyCheck, a mobile payment technology platform, to provide new avenues for customer engagement via its own branded mobile payment app. The new Twin Peaks mobile app will allow customers to view, split and pay their bill from their phone using Apple Pay, PayPal, Google Wallet, debit or credit cards; order additional menu items, and access exclusive rewards and special offers only redeemable in the app.

Omni Hotels & Resorts Adds 24-Hour Mobile Hold Feature for Reservations
Omni Hotels & Resorts has become the first luxury hotel brand to offer a “courtesy hold” functionality for reservations made through mobile devices. The new feature allows guests to hold a reservation at the quoted rate for up to 24 hours without booking.

First Data Launches All-in-One POS Device
First Data has announced the launch of Clover Mini, the newest member of the Clover family of products. Clover Mini redefines the payment terminal, providing business owners with an “all-in-one” solution to streamline operations, expand business and customer intelligence, and improve the customer experience, all while facilitating payments in a safe, secure environment.

Square Unveils Apple Pay Reader
Square recently unveiled what it is calling its most powerful card reader yet: a wireless reader that enables any business with a tablet or smartphone to accept Apple Pay and contactless payments, as well as EMV chip cards.
The new Square Reader comes ready out of the box, connects with Square Stand or wirelessly with a mobile device, and pairs seamlessly with Square’s free point-of-sale app.

Delaget Offers Enhanced Loss Prevention Software to Cut Restaurant Employee Theft
Delaget, LLC recently introduced enhanced loss prevention software, Delaget GUARD, a web-based software solution with a user-friendly mobile interface that scrutinizes point-of-sale restaurant data to help restaurant operators quickly and easily identify suspected employee theft, track employee behavior patterns, and take action with problem employees. Unlike other loss prevention solutions, Delaget GUARD not only provides data, it provides insights into how to use that data to deter future theft and improve profits.

TouchSuite's Firefly POS Automated with Direct Mail Design-to-Delivery Marketing Tool
TouchSuite’s point-of-sale solution, The Firefly, is now equipped with an automated one step design-to-delivery marketing tool that allows its users to automatically send tailored, printed collateral directly to customers via USPS.  For 69 cents per postcard, Firefly users can create preprogrammed customer communications, including Thank You cards and birthday promotions, to be sent digitally to USPS for distribution based on predetermined prompted data, such as client birthdays or spending minimums. 


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