Cheddar’s Casual Café to deploy NCR Aloha Solutions at Restaurants Nationwide

  Cheddar’s Casual Café to deploy NCR Aloha Solutions at Restaurants

  Solution will help leading restaurant operator optimize labor and payroll

Business Wire

DULUTH, Ga. -- January 24, 2013

NCR Corporation  (NYSE: NCR) today announced that Cheddar’s Casual Café, a
nationwide casual dining chain known for its affordable, handmade quality
food, is deploying NCR Aloha restaurant technology at existing and new company
restaurants in 2013. The company, which was the only restaurant in a June 2012
Consumer Reports survey of leading chains to receive top marks for value, will
use NCR Aloha technology to improve its ability to track and control labor,
streamline the on-boarding of new hires and enhance its loss prevention
program, allowing Cheddar’s staff to focus on exceptional guest experiences.

Cheddar’s selected NCR because of its ability to deliver a comprehensive,
leading-edge enterprise restaurant technology as well as professional services
and learning management solutions.

Cheddar’s is deploying a complete solution that includes point-of-sale
software, point-of-sale terminals with biometric readers to speed service and
increase controls, labor management tools to improve employee scheduling and
payment, and an employee theft deterrence application at all of its
restaurants. The company is also leveraging NCR’s site and systems management
applications to manage its IT platform remotely, increasing security and
reliability while rolling out important changes in real-time, such as pricing
or system updates. NCR will provide professional services, installing the
solution at each restaurant and training the staff. New hires will also have
access to an online education portal to learn how to use NCR technology.

“Our goal is to deliver fresh, quality food to our guests in an upscale
comfortable atmosphere at a fair price,” says Don Breen, chief financial
officer, Cheddar’s Casual Café. “Using NCR Aloha solutions, we’ll be able to
track, measure and evaluate labor to make fast real-time decisions, reducing
operating costs and freeing up our staff to focus on the satisfaction of our

“As labor costs rise, chain restaurant operators are looking for ways to
modify and restructure menus, implement labor controls and reduce waste,” says
Kim Eaton, vice president, NCR Hospitality. “Our solutions provide a more
robust technology foundation to support Cheddar’s strategic expansion plans,
while helping them proactively manage their costs and deliver great service.”

About Cheddar’s Casual Café

Irving, TX-based Cheddar’s Casual Café was founded in 1979 as an inviting
neighborhood restaurant featuring handmade quality food offered at a
reasonable price. With that recipe, the Brand hasgrown to 130 company-owned
and franchise locations in 23 states.Cheddar’s differentiated position
combines scratch-based, handmade quality food, genuine, caring service in an
atmosphere that features polished finishes like copper awnings, gas lamps,
reclaimed old-Chicago brick, hardwoods, granite countertops and a 300 gallon
aquarium. By offering this rich experience at a price that is significantly
below competitors, Cheddar’s guests receive superior value and often feel
reverse sticker shock – wondering how the prices can be so modest for what
they experience. In 2012,Zagatranked Cheddar’s the nation’s No. 1
full-service restaurant chain as well as No. 1 in American Cuisine, the Top
Rated Food and Top rated Décor and Facilities.Consumer Reports named
Cheddar's #1 in the Pub Style or Grill Category in its two restaurant surveys
in 2009 and 2012.The company also received the top ranking in Value
inNation’s Restaurant News/WD Partners’ Consumer Picks Edition in 2011 and
2012.For more information,

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the
world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and
self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of
retail, financial, travel, hospitality, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier
and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR ( is
headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.

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