Viableware debuted its “Rail” pay-at-the-table system that maintains the traditional look and feel of the bill presentation folder diners are used to seeing delivered to their table, with the added capabilities of a digital interface, at-the-table credit card swiping, on-the-spot digital signing, and credit card authorization. Allowing restaurant guests to self-swipe credit or debit cards, the Rail protects them from card information theft, while also enabling restaurants to streamline payment processes and generate new advertising revenues. This allows restaurant patrons to easily split bills or bar tabs, auto-calculate tips, and have a receipt emailed to them at the touch of a finger. The “Rail” also allows restaurant guests to securely manage their entire payment process – and when they’re finished, a small LED light atop the folder indicates to the table server when the bill has been paid.
Last year, VeriFone inked a deal to provide Tim Hortons with 7,500 of its “Vx 570” payment terminals, the EMV-ready “SC 5000” PINpads for credit and “QuickPay Tim Card” payments at all store locations in the U.S. and Canada. In the Tim Hortons deal, the roll-out began Feb 15th, with approximately 1,000 “Vx 570” systems deployed at 375 stores to date; the Canadian deployment throughout more than 2,100 stores began last summer. The Interac-certified “Vx 570” is PCI PED-approved, has “EMV Level 1” and “Level 2 Type” approval and is RoHS-compliant. There are more than 2,750 Tim Hortons stores across Canada, and over 350 locations in the U.S. VeriFone also signed a deal with Carrabba’s Italian Grill for its “ON THE SPOT” payment system. “ON THE SPOT” has two main platforms: the “Vx 670” for at-the-table, carside or point-of-delivery payment for full-service family, casual and fine dining restaurants; and the “QX720” for use at drive-thru windows. There are currently 236 Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations around the country.
Cara has become the largest restaurant operator and the first in Canada to provide its customers with payment at the table. Cara will use VeriFone’s “ON THE SPOT” pay at the table system under a multi-million dollar deal. At Cara, “ON THE SPOT” is integrating with MICROS Systems point-of-sale solutions. Cara owns over 800 locations, including the Swill Chalet, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Montana’s Cookhouse and Milestone’s Grill & Bar brands. “ON THE SPOT” has two main platforms — one that allows at-the-table, curb or point of delivery payment for full-service family, casual and fine dining restaurants (Vx 670); and the other designed for use at drive-thru windows (QX720).
Cara has become the largest restaurant operator and the first in Canada to provide its customers with payment at the table. Cara will use VeriFone’s “ON THE SPOT” pay at the table system under a multi-million deal. At Cara, “ON THE SPOT” is integrating with MICROS Systems point-of-sale solutions. Cara owns over 800 locations, including the Swill Chalet, Harvey’s, Kelsey’s, Montana’s Cookhouse and Milestone’s Grill & Bar brands. “ON THE SPOT” has two main platforms — one that allows at-the-table, curb or point of delivery payment for full-service family, casual and fine dining restaurants (Vx 670); and the other designed for use at drive-thru windows (QX720).
VeriFone Holdings and POS partner MICROS Systems have added Savannah-based Carey Hilliard’s to its roster of restaurants using the “ON THE SPOT” payment solution. ON THE SPOT integrated solutions include a small handheld payment system that provides for credit and debit card acceptance at the point of service and is designed to cut down on credit card fraud and also allow restaurant operators to take advantage of lower-cost PIN debit payment. By allowing patrons to slide their own cards rather than handing them over to another person, “ON THE SPOT” helps cut down on “skimming,” an increasingly common practice in which a restaurant employee swipes the card through a special device that records its owner’s account information, which can then be used in identity theft. The payment system also uses special encryption and other security features to protect all financial data transacted over a restaurant’s Wi-Fi network. VeriFone Holdings provides secure electronic payment solutions.
National Data Corporation (NDC) has reached an agreement with the Ohio Restaurant Association to market a number of its payment systems products to more than 2,500 chain and independent restaurants throughout the state of Ohio.
The agreement provides NDC’s credit card authorization services to the restaurant association’s member base.
“Our relationship with the Ohio Restaurant Association gives National Data additional market representation for our full line of payment products,” said Tom Dunn, NDC’s general manager of Integrated Payment Systems. “We are confident that we can provide the resources and a wide range of solutions as the association’s preferred provider.”
Charles Blosser, president of the Ohio Restaurant Association, said the membership will benefit from the marketing agreement in a number of ways. “National Data provides cost efficiencies that we’re constantly looking for to pass on to our members, and it offers key training support to management.”
In addition to credit/debit card and check services, National Data offers several additional value-added solutions for the restaurant industry. They include folio management, terminal settlement, summary reports, at-the-table services, waiter banking support, central cashier support and tip pre- authorization.
The Ohio Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit organization that protects, promotes and educates the commercial food service industry of Ohio. Its membership includes independent restaurants, franchisees and national chains.
National Data Corporation is a leading provider of information services and systems for the payment systems and health care markets.