Fit, Functionality and Affordability Essential Factors for Growing Retail Franchiser
Recently pcAmerica, a leading developer of retail and restaurant point of sale (POS) software, announced that Doc Popcorn, the only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise, selected its Restaurant Pro Express POS package to replace its outdated electronic cash registers, adding ongoing flexibility to customize software, as well as pcAmerica recommended and certified designed-to-fit peripherals. The chain plans to expand the rollout throughout the franchise organization.
When Doc Popcorn realized they needed a more ergonomic POS system setup, they began reviewing different POS equipment options with the pcAmerica team. The POS system bundle Doc Popcorn executives chose included the Elo TouchSystems 15B1 All-in-One (AiO) Touchcomputer from TE Connectivity and Epson's TM-T70 thermal receipt printer. Both products offer sleek, compact designs, ideally suited to occupy minimal counter real estate. Epson's TM-T70 was designed to fit under the counter, with all-front access to controls, paper loading and receipt dispensing. The space-saving design was ideal for Doc Popcorn, which operates 34 stores, including popcorn carts where space is at a premium.
"pcAmerica offers an extremely easy to use and highly customizable restaurant software solution that is certified on the Elo TouchSystems 15B1 AiO and with the Epson receipt printer which were both perfect fits for our cart locations," stated Rob Woodfield, Director of Operations for Doc Popcorn. "We needed a point of sale setup that was small but had all of the functionality of a standard size POS terminal."
Restaurant Pro Express is a touch screen restaurant POS system that provides fast operation, accurate order taking and detailed reports with an easy-to-use interface. The software has dozens of features in a package that is easy and affordable enough for independent restaurants and capable of sharing data between multiple restaurants. With the Doc Popcorn brand expanding quickly, this solution has helped standardize its technology, which will enhance operations to collect and centralize sales data for Mobile PopCarts out in the field.
"We are very pleased to have partnered with TE Connectivity for Elo products and Epson to bring this reliable solution to Doc Popcorn," stated David Gosman, CEO of pcAmerica. "We worked closely with Doc Popcorn to configure highly robust and reliable small form factor POS solutions designed to work within their space constraints."
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About Doc Popcorn
Doc Popcorn ignited a revolution in 2003 to offer the planet delicious healthier snacking in high traffic venues. Today, as the first and only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise, Doc Popcorn's proven business model empowers franchise owners to produce this better-for-you snack in a variety of flavors, simply and affordably. Doc Popcorn PopShop, PopKiosk and Mobile PopCart locations are popping up across the country in shopping malls, stadiums and other entertainment venues. For more information, visit www.docpopcorn.com.
pcAmerica has been providing computerized point of sale solutions to the retail, restaurant, fuel and hospitality industries for more than 25 years. The company's award winning software packages, Restaurant Pro Express, Cash Register Express and Cash Register Express - Fuel Edition are used by more than 50,000 clients worldwide. pcAmerica's lengthy track record as a leading point of sale solutions provider is driven by innovation, unparalleled service and usability. The company is a certified vendor of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) and winner of the 2010 Innovative Solutions Award. Headquartered in Pearl River, New York, pcAmerica is a division of Automation Inc. For more information, visit www.pcamerica.com.