Columbia, MD –February 12, 2013—MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Carvel® Ice Cream , franchisor and operator of over 450 food and beverage outlets worldwide, has selected the MICROS e7 all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system as its preferred restaurant POS system. In addition, Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels has extended its existing MICROS e7 preferred vendor agreement with MICROS for its 1,000 U.S. franchised locations.
Auntie Anne’s and Carvel, both operating under the FOCUS Brands portfolio, have each selected the MICROS e7 POS solution due to Auntie Anne’s positive history with the product and MICROS Systems as a long-standing partner. The MICROS e7 combines the reputation and reliability of MICROS’ solutions with a cost-competitive and easy-to-manage POS solution. Functionality of the MICROS e7 includes the management of guest transactions, staff productivity, menu offerings, and restaurant operations. With MICROS’ solution portfolio and global infrastructure, it is a product that can be easily deployed to Auntie Anne’s and Carvel franchised locations throughout the United States.
“MICROS e7 has proved to be extremely reliable and easy-to-use for our 1,000 U.S. Auntie Anne’s locations,” stated Paul Gerhart, Director of Retail Technology – Specialty Brands, FOCUS Brands Inc. “We were looking for the same results and track record for our Carvel locations. After deploying the MICROS e7 product throughout the Auntie Anne’s brand over the past five years, the FOCUS Brands Operations and Information Technology team is very confident that the easy-to-self-install MICROS e7 product’s all-in-one architecture is the right decision for Carvel’s franchise system.”
“We are excited to extend our relationship to Carvel® and to continue our service to the Auntie Anne’s sites,” stated Ed Chapel, Executive Vice President, North America Restaurants, MICROS Systems, Inc. “With its previous use of the MICROS e7 at its sister stores in the Auntie Anne’s franchise system, Carvel has found the MICROS e7 to be easy to install, learn and use. The expansion in the adoption of MICROS solutions within the Carvel and Auntie Anne’s communities is a true testament to the success of the MICROS e7 and our strong partnership with these brands.”
About Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels
Auntie Anne’s Inc. is the world’s largest franchisor of hand-rolled soft pretzels, supporting more than 1,300 Auntie Anne’s® Pretzels locations worldwide. The concept mixes, twists, and bakes pretzels to golden brown perfection all day long in full view of customers. Auntie Anne’s is committed to pretzel perfection by guaranteeing you will love its pretzels or they will replace them with ones that you do. For more information about Auntie Anne’s Inc., visit www.auntieannes.com , www.facebook.com/AuntieAnnesPretzels , or www.twitter.com/AuntieAnnes.
About Carvel® Ice Cream
The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft serve and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 450 franchised and food service locations, and is a part of FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor of Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and Seattle’s Best Coffee® on military bases and in certain international markets. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream of become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 370,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions for more than 30,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality for more than 150,000 retail stores worldwide and 17,000 Fuel and Convenience stores. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
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