BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toast Restaurant POS, the all-in-one restaurant technology platform, announced today that it has partnered with Pieology Pizzeria, a leader in the fast casual pizza segment, to serve as the company’s point-of-sale (POS) platform. The agreement includes Pieology’s nearly 130 restaurants currently in operation as well as future locations, which is expected to reach more than 200 units by 2017.
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“Pieology was in need of a technology platform that served as the basis for everything happening in our restaurants,” said Rich Long, director of IT for Pieology Pizzeria. “We needed a system that streamlined orders, was the right fit for our franchisees, increased our capacity for online orders and above all else – helped us best serve our customers. With its cloud-based functionality, flexible hardware options, and customer-focused support, Toast is helping us meet our business and growth goals, both immediate and long-term.”
The cloud-based Toast platform enables restaurant operators to run multi-location franchises on a single platform. Sales, labor and inventory data are available in real-time and are easily accessible from anywhere. Additionally, menu updates can be made almost instantly across the entire network of locations, or at a single location offering special menu items. Toast’s built-in online ordering platform sends web and mobile orders directly to the kitchen, reducing errors and increasing efficiency.
“We’re proud to be working with Pieology, which was recently named the number one fastest growing chain by Technomic,” said Chris Comparato, CEO for Toast. “We look forward to working closely with the Pieology team to build on the company’s incredible momentum while bringing the Toast POS platform to all Pieology locations, ensuring a positive and seamless experience for franchise operators and guests, alike.”
About Toast, Inc.
Toast is an all-in-one restaurant technology platform. Built specifically for restaurants, Toast offers a mobile, cloud-based point of sale (POS) system that incorporates key facets of the guest experience into one platform, connecting the POS system with integrated online ordering, gift card and loyalty programs, and labor and sales reporting. Since launching Toast in 2013, the company has grown to hundreds of employees and thousands of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to fast casual, from independent businesses to national chains. Learn more about Toast at www.toasttab.com or on their Facebook page.
About Pieology Pizzeria
Using only the freshest ingredients along with signature sauces and crusts, award-winning Pieology Pizzeria offers hand-crafted, artisan-style custom pizzas in unlimited flavor combinations that are stone oven fired in less than three minutes and always at one affordable price. The recently introduced custom salad program is available at select locations with plans to roll out chain wide by the end of 2016. Founded in 2011 by Carl Chang, Pieology was created from the simple idea to turn America’s most crave-able food into an affordable and interactive experience. The mission of Pieology Pizzeria is to inspire individual creativity in a positive atmosphere where guests can gather with family and friends, while enjoying their delicious pizza creations. Along with providing great food and a memorable dining experience, Pieology is committed to making a positive difference in the communities it serves, one pie at a time. In 2016, Pieology announced a strategic investment from Panda Restaurant Group (PRG), one of America’s largest and most successful family-owned restaurant companies operating more than 1,900 locations around the globe. While the brand steadily expands its U.S. footprint, this alliance provides Pieology with the access to PRG's unlimited resources including real estate, buying power and vendor relationships. For more information, visit www.pieology.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Toast, Inc. Media Contact Kate Ottavio Kent ICR for Toast 203-682-8276 / Kate.Ottavio-Kent@icrinc.com Pieology Pizzeria Media Contact Chelsea McKinney Powerhouse Public Relations 949-261-2216 / Chelsea@powrhousepr.com