Press Release Summary:
To address need for safe food handling practices among restaurant operators, iQuality(TM) delivers proactive support and enterprise control of HACCP programs. Combination of software, temperature probe, and waterproof handheld device automate capture of checklist data and transmit it to enterprise database. Restaurants can collect critical food safety information across business, streamline regulatory reporting, and reinforce best practices when unsafe conditions are detected.
Original Press Release:
ParTech, Inc. Helps Restaurants Ensure Food's Safety with iQuality(TM)
POS Provider Broadens Technology Focus to All Areas of the Restaurant
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y., May 29 -- Responding to the need for safe food handling practices among restaurant operators, ParTech, Inc., a division of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PTC), has introduced the iQuality(TM) solution. The new technology helps foster food safety practices by delivering proactive support and enterprise control of HACCP (Hazard Analysis for Critical Control Point) programs in restaurants.
iQuality uses a combination of software, a temperature probe and a waterproof handheld device to support food safety and inspection programs in food service organizations. By automating the capture of checklist data and transmitting it to an enterprise database, iQuality enables restaurants to consistently collect critical food safety information across the business, streamline regulatory reporting with paperless procedures, and reinforce best practices when unsafe conditions are detected. If checkpoints are missed or unsafe conditions are detected, iQuality provides real-time feedback with recommended corrective actions.
"In today's restaurant environment, foodborne illness presents an ongoing and constant risk to a restaurant's reputation and business," said Karen Sammon, president of ParTech's Software Solutions division. "PAR's iQuality system provides the restaurant with an easy-to-use, automated food safety tool that will dramatically limit the risk of foodborne illnesses by monitoring critical control points in the restaurant."
According to Sammon, the iQuality application's use of the Internet to collect data and manage the application is representative of ParTech's enterprise strategy for new products. With iQuality, restaurant operators are able to set menu items and equipment definitions, define critical limits and corrective actions and construct checklists for workers to follow to help ensure the safety of the food. In addition, user updates and changes automatically synchronize to the handheld devices across the enterprise.
"At PAR, we believe technology can help restaurant chains to protect their customers and reputation," Sammon said. "Building on 30 years of innovation, we continue to expand our product portfolio with new solutions for today's changing restaurant environment."
ABOUT PARTECH, INC.
ParTech, Inc. creates and markets products that help hospitality operators around the world to better manage money, materials, people and the guest experience. As the hospitality division of PAR Technology Corporation, ParTech has provided hardware, software and services to the world's largest restaurant chains and their franchisees for almost 30 years. Today the company's extensive offering includes technology solutions for the full spectrum of hospitality operations, from boutique hotels and independent table service restaurants to international QSR chains, all backed by ParTech's global service network.
ABOUT PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
PAR Technology Corporation is a leading provider of professional services and enterprise business intelligence technology solutions. PAR develops, markets and supports hardware and software products that improve the ability of hospitality business professionals to make timely, fact-based business decisions. The company is the world's largest supplier of point-of-sale systems to the quick service restaurant market with more than 45,000 systems installed in more than 100 countries. PAR is also a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and other Federal Government Agencies. PAR Technology Corporation's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PTC. More information can be found on the Company's website at www.partech.com.
CONTACT: Ann Dickerson of JohnstonWells Public Relations, +1-303-623-3366, [email protected], for PAR Technology +Corporation