News | December 7, 2011

CKE Restaurants, Inc., Parent Company Of Carl's Jr. And Hardee's,Turns To Panasonic For Pos Solutions

Panasonic Stingray Advanced Technology Now Available to Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Franchisees

Panasonic has been approved by CKE Restaurants, Inc., parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants, to provide its Stingray POS workstation to Carl's Jr. and Hardee's franchisees. The move will allow the franchise owners to benefit from Panasonic's advanced Point-of-Sale (POS) technology including an open architecture design and versatile modular construction.

"As the quick-service restaurant industry continues to grow and change, advances in POS technology can help provide improved operational efficiencies throughout a retail environment," said Rick Elliot, Director National Accounts, Panasonic. "Panasonic Stingray enables Carl's Jr. and Hardee's store owners to enrich the customer experience through faster service while also improving the POS operation and transactional activity through high performance technology."

Panasonic‘s successful 30 year track record in POS development is driven by experience and a great reputation for quality, dependability and service. The Stingray POS workstation is a prime example of the company's expertise in designing and engineering a solid product solution; one which has helped transform the POS market. Stingray's unique all-in-one modular design enables convenient, cost-effective customization to meet specific application needs of the QSR industry.

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's store owners can easily adapt the modular workstation's configuration at any time. They can replace the LCD display, increase RAM, swap or change hard drives, add a card reader in a desired position or add security devices – all in the field with no need for a service technician. Stingray's open architecture runs virtually any operating system and software, allowing users to implement any of the CKE-approved POS applications. The workstation's modular design also makes on-site troubleshooting fast and easy. Modules can simply be swapped between workstations to isolate for testing and verify functional status.

"The POS Solutions from Panasonic will provide our franchisees access to advanced technology and a product with high functionality and flexible adaptability," said Tom Lindblom, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CKE Restaurants. "It is an outstanding fit for our company's focus on operational excellence and 5-star guest service."

Stingray is ideal for stand-alone applications and can also be integrated into a LAN network to run the most demanding back office operations.

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/stingray.

About Panasonic System Networks Company of America
Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic System Networks Company of America is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. A comprehensive business-to-business solutions provider, the company develops and delivers reliable, affordable, and flexible solutions for communication, collaboration, security and productivity. The complete suite of solutions addresses home and business communications, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, and high definition visual conferencing, keeping Panasonic customers connected, informed, accessible and secure. For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/psna or www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

SOURCE: Panasonic System Networks Company of America

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