BentoBox | June 09, 2022
BentoBox announced the launch of BentoBox Payments. With the addition of Payments to the BentoBox platform, restaurants have access to an end-to-end solution to take orders, process payments, and manage them all within the same platform, addressing restaurant operators' need for simple-to-use technological solutions to run their businesses.
Clover® powers BentoBox Payments by Fiserv, a worldwide leader in payments and financial services technology that bought BentoBox in November 2021. All BentoBox customers will have access to BentoBox Payments. Those who use the Clover point-of-sale and business management system can further streamline processes by consolidating on-premise and online ordering payment processing onto a single platform, thereby improving operational efficiencies and communication between the front and back of the house. With this integration to Clover, the BentoBox Marketing and Commerce platform now integrates websites, omnichannel ordering, and unified diner data, allowing restaurants to provide their customers with the level of hospitality they deserve, from initial contact through order fulfillment and follow-up.
With BentoBox and Clover, Fiserv enables approximately 200,000 eateries to provide guests with unique and distinct experiences. Combining customer-engaging omnichannel commerce capabilities with the revenue-driving role of digital storefronts, Fiserv assists restaurants at every stage of their journey, from establishing an online presence to engaging with their diners, generating multiple revenue streams, and operating an efficient front- and back-of-house.
Big Chicken | July 06, 2022
ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a global restaurant technology company and provider of a unified commerce cloud platform for enterprise restaurants, today announced that Big Chicken has selected PAR’s Brink POS, Data Central Backoffice and PAR Pay for its food and beverage in-store technological requirements.
Big Chicken, the star-powered fast casual chicken concept founded by NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, will utilize PAR’s leading software solutions to streamline its digital platforms. By choosing to partner with PAR and incorporate its software systems early in its growth phase, Big Chicken is aiming to ensure that it will avoid the typical growing pains of an emerging brand with overall guest satisfaction continuing as it opens multiple new restaurants.
“The foresight that Big Chicken had to incorporate PAR’s unified commerce platform so early in their expansion plans will not only help maximize each restaurant’s efficiency and profitability, but make sure that the focus stays on the guest experience, We believe in each of our customer centric solutions and feel that by implementing them all together, Big Chicken’s leadership team, its team members and especially its guests will benefit from the guidance and support of our industry-leading software and support staff to confirm each restaurant operates smoothly.”
-Savneet Singh CEO & President PAR.
Brink POS, PAR’s robust point-of-sale (POS) solution, allows restaurants to integrate suppliers, accounting and payroll systems directly into the POS and consolidate information all in one place which in turn enhances the back of house experience with streamlined and more intuitive functions and procedures and therefore improving the front of house experience between restaurant and guest.
Data Central, PAR’s back of house software, standardizes and centralizes data streams like inventory management and labor management across all restaurant locations. PAR Pay is a subscription payment middleware application that is mobile and gift card friendly.
We’re thrilled to announce this partnership and believe PAR and its solutions will help us ensure that all of our software works cohesively so we can focus on doing what we do best — serving our guests, said Big Chicken CEO Josh Halpern. With several locations open and more than 150 in the development pipeline, our growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon and we want our franchisees and their teams to be able to focus on our food and our guests. To do that we need tools that can guarantee ease, correct & precise analytics, and consistency of service. PAR will be the point guard of our tech stack.
About Big Chicken-
Founded in 2018, Big Chicken is backed by a dream team of partners; JRS Hospitality, an accomplished Las Vegas-based ownership group; Authentic Brands Group, a multi-national, multi-billion-dollar brand development, marketing and entertainment company; and Hall of Fame basketball star Shaquille O’Neal. Big Chicken fuses O’Neal’s home-cooked childhood favorites with today’s trending flavors. From crispy chicken sandwiches and tenders to Cheez-It® crusted mac n’ cheese and hand-crafted ice cream shakes, each menu item tells a story all while offering guests an inside look into the life and personality of Shaquille O’Neal. With two traditional locations currently open and several in the development pipeline, Big Chicken is prepped to begin U.S. and international expansion through franchising. To learn more about Big Chicken, visit www.bigchicken.com.
About PAR Technology Corporatio-
For more than 40 years, PAR’s (NYSE Symbol: PAR) cutting-edge products and services have helped bold and passionate restaurant brands build lasting guest relationships. We are the partner enterprise restaurants rely on when they need to serve amazing moments from open to close, during the most hectic rush hours, and when the world forces them to adapt and overcome. More than 100,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries use PAR’s restaurant hardware, software, drive-thru, and back-office solutions. With the recent acquisition of Punchh Inc., leading SaaS based customer loyalty and engagement solutions provider, PAR has become a Unified Commerce Cloud Platform for Enterprise Restaurants.
North American Banking Company | August 03, 2022
Open Payment Network (OPN) and North American Banking Company (NABC) today announced the capability to deliver instant payments to and from any financial institution on The Clearing House's Real Time Payment (TCH-RTP) network through NABC's ExcheQ application. By leveraging OPN's certified interoperability with TCH-RTP, NABC can offer customers more payment options along with the payment speed for which ExcheQ is known.
"We've been working closely with OPN to develop this instant payment solution for our customers, Now that OPN is officially certified on the TCH-RTP network, we can dramatically expand the number of financial institutions that our customers can interact with via ExcheQ."
-Michael Bilski, CEO, North American Banking Company.
Leveraging OPN's interoperability with the TCH-RTP network, financial institutions can gain access to all of the other financial institutions on the RTP Network. Using OPN's open API, financial institutions can easily create custom instant payment applications for their customers and rely on OPN to power those solutions across the RTP network.
"The Clearing House recently certified our platform to interoperate with the RTP network, With our ability to connect to this expansive real-time payment network, we can now deliver the benefits of instant payments to more financial institutions, like North American Banking Company."
-Bradley Wilkes, CEO, Open Payment Network.
Real-time payments are facilitated by The Clearing House RTP network and soon by the FedNow service. OPN is interoperable with RTP and is part of the FedNow pilot program.
About North American Banking Company:
North American Banking Company (nabankco.com) is a locally owned and operated community bank with over $1 billion in assets with locations throughout the Twin Cities. North American Banking Company was the 23rd largest ACH ODFI in the US by transaction volume in 2021 but remains true to its community bank roots by providing customized solutions and personalized service to Third Party Senders and Independent Sales Organizations for both ACH and Card processing and Money Services Businesses throughout the US. It is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Open Payment Network™:
Open Payment Network (OPN) helps financial institutions attract and retain more customers and stay ahead of the competition by enabling them to deliver instant payments anytime, anywhere. By connecting to OPN's secure technology platform, financial institutions become the gateway for instant payments via Internet and mobile device. The OPN platform integrates with existing core systems and moves payment value and associated data in real time for immediate settlement. Financial institutions can provide access to the OPN API so business customers, fintech developers and internal teams can create applications such as instant mortgage payments, payroll processing, and peer-to-peer payments.