Brenda Parker was presented with the Top Women in Restaurant Technology Lifetime Achievement Award at MURTEC.
Parker was among 15 women recognized for their accomplishments. HT's Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards, sponsored by Paerpay, are now in their seventh year.
Analyzing POS Data
Parker’s career in restaurant technology began by happenstance. “Early on, I was a programmer primarily in government systems and manufacturing. A headhunter convinced me to apply for a job with Denny’s. There were several openings at that time for programmers, but the one that caught my eye was something called POS business analyst. I didn’t even know what it was at the time, but I was always looking for the something-I’ve-never-done -before-opportunities. I researched it and followed that headhunter’s advice on the expectations for the interview. I got the job and fell in love with the challenge. Unlike the other industries I had been involved with, this one was constantly changing and evolving.