Festival Foods Selects PAR Technology's Food Safety Solution - SureCheck® Advantage for Their Network of Stores

Nov. 19, 2015 7:30 am

Solution includes cutting edge “Cloud” software and integrated hardware

ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR), announced today that Festival Foods has selected the PAR SureCheck® Advantage Solution to support their food safety program. Festival Foods, a Wisconsin based, family-owned company will deploy PAR’s Internet of Things (IoT) mobile intelligent checklist solution for food safety across 7 departments in their 21 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets.

“Food Safety is vital to Festival Foods' strategy and keeping our customers safe is a top priority,” said Jake Parr, Food Safety Director, Festival Foods. “The PAR SureCheck Advantage solution helps get us off pen and paper food safety practices and digitizes the data points so we can find trends, monitor compliance, and proactively manage our stores. The all-in-one device is easy for our operators to use and helps give us the visibility we need to effectively manage our HACCP program.”

About SureCheck Advantage

The 5” handheld hardware device powered by Intel® Atom™ Processor technology offers high performance with low power consumption designed for food quality and task management. SureCheck® Advantage provides increased operational efficiencies with its integrated temperature probe, bar code scanner and RFID infrared temperature readers. SureCheck assures Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance and has been shown to improve operational efficiencies by 60% compared to traditional pen and paper. The Software-as-a-Service model and cloud-based enterprise server helps maintain accurate records for auditing and analytics.

“Paper based food safety processes are inefficient, generally unreliable, and operationally limiting,” said John Sammon, Senior Vice President of Intelligent Checklists, ParTech, Inc. “SureCheck Advantage, designed as an IoT / cloud solution, digitizes food safety and HACCP records, resulting in cost savings, improved quality control and enhanced visibility.”

As an IoT solution, Festival Foods will use all four primary attributes of the SureCheck Advantage platform:

Sensor technology       SureCheck Advantage wired and infrared temperature probe
Compute power SureCheck Advantage 5” Enterprise grade hand-held device
Application SureCheck software
Cloud / Data center SaaS based, subscription license

About Festival Foods

Festival Foods is a family and employee-owned company headquartered in De Pere and Onalaska, WI. The company currently operates 21 Festival Foods supermarkets and employs nearly 5,000 full- and part-time associates. Festival Foods has supermarkets in Green Bay (2), De Pere, Suamico, Appleton (2), Neenah, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Kenosha, Marshfield, Eau Claire, Fort Atkinson, Mt. Pleasant, Janesville, Holmen, Onalaska and La Crosse (2). The company operates The Marq, a banquet and catering facility with locations in De Pere and Suamico.

For more information, visit www.festfoods.com.

About PAR Technology Corp.

PAR Technology Corporation's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government Business is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.

PAR Technology Corporation
Christopher R. Byrnes, 315-738-0600 ext. 6226

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November 19, 2015 - 7:30 AM EST

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