Giardino Gourmet Salads Employs PAR Brink POS® Software

by Katie Lee

New Hartford, N.Y.Giardino Gourmet Salads has selected PAR Brink POS software for its corporate and franchised stores. ParTech Inc. (PAR) is a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and food safety solutions to the restaurant industry and subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation. Giardino’s is a fast-casual salad chain with 12 locations, based in southern Florida.

Retail Data Systems (RDS), a reseller of PAR hardware and software and a long-time partner of Giardino’s, facilitated the process to find a POS solution that would best serve the needs of its growing brand. The goal was to implement a technology solution that would enable loyalty and online ordering while providing enterprise level management to efficiently and proactively support their franchisees.

The cloud-based architecture of PAR Brink POS optimizes enterprise operation management across the brand, without the need for a back office computer. Giardino Gourmet Salads is one of the first restaurants to deploy the Punchh mobile loyalty platform that was recently integrated into Brink with the latest software release. The Punchh-powered apps will help the brand drive loyalty and guest engagement and provide powerful analytical tools.

“We were planning to franchise from the start and never wanted Giardino Gourmet Salads to be a mom-and-pop restaurant, so implementing a scalable technology platform was a priority,” says Kenny Lugo, founder of Giardino Gourmet Salads.

Giardino Gourmet Salads expects to have 14 stores open by spring 2016 and franchise commitments to open an additional seven additional locations in South Florida; Nashville, Tenn.; and Raleigh, N.C.

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SOURCE: PAR Technology Corporation

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