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E la Carte Announces PrestoPrime™ EMV - The Best Pay-at-Table Experience Available

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ System for full-service restaurants, today announced its state-of-the-art next generation product, the PrestoPrime EMV Terminal. The PrestoPrime EMV Terminal is the best pay-at-table experience available on the market, with the highest levels of security available along with future-proof capability and unparalleled guest and server ease-of-use.

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American Greetings Entertainment Partners With E la Carte to Bring Care Bears™ Content to Restaurants Nationwide

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, announced today that it has partnered with American Greetings Entertainment, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings, to bring engaging children’s content to restaurants and their guests. One of the games featured is Care Bears™ Love to Learn, which allows children to learn in a fun and interactive way. This content, delivered on the at-the-table Presto Terminals, also contains a special winter theme, available for a limited time through January 2017. The partnership supports E la Carte’s continued efforts to expand its gaming suite nationwide, with a special concentration in bringing more children’s content.

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E la Carte Ups its Game with Real-Time Multiplayer Trivia on Presto™ Smart Dining System

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System for full-service restaurants, today announced Presto Trivia™, its new social, multiplayer trivia game, where players can test their knowledge and compete against other guests while at select Presto restaurants. The new multiplayer game includes popular trivia categories including general knowledge, sports, movies, TV, celebrities, history, science, geography and more. Guests can create and customize their own gamer name and avatar to create a personalized experience. Players earn a score for each game they play and the top scoring players are displayed on the Restaurant and Nationwide Leaderboards for all to see.

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E la Carte Partners with Professor Alex Susskind of Cornell School of Hotel Administration to Examine Effects of Pay-At-Table Technology

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, announced today that it has partnered with Professor Alex Suskind, associate professor at the world leading Cornell School of Hotel Administration, on a ground-breaking research project related to guest experience with table-top ordering, entertainment, and payment devices. The study was conducted over 23,640 guest checks, 13,476 responses, and 21 restaurants. It highlights the rising trend of self-service technology, such as the Presto System, in restaurants and how it positively impacts the guest dining experience.

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Restaurant Operators Collect 10 Times More Customer Feedback with E la Carte’s Presto™ System in Real-Time

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, today announced that its restaurant partners can now leverage contextual guest feedback data from the Presto System to help optimize their business operations, with operators already recognizing more than 10 times higher response rates compared to traditional survey methods. Between rising labor costs, high employee turnover rates, and increasing demands to provide a high quality customer dining experience, the casual-dining restaurant industry is undergoing a massive transformation and must strive to keep pace with the changing landscape. The Presto System’s guest feedback capability unlocks high quality responses at much higher rates than traditional guest feedback tools, enabling operators to make smarter, data-driven decisions to boost efficiencies and enhance the guest dining experience.

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Presto™ Smart Dining System™ Launches New Entertainment Content to Match Surging Consumer Demand

E la Carte, creators of the Presto™ Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, announced today that it has expanded its selection of guest-facing games to include titles from Duckie Deck, Global Gaming Initiative, and Kurius Games to bolster its extensive catalog of entertainment already available nationwide. The Presto System, now deployed and active in over 1,800 restaurant locations, delivers a significant lift in guest satisfaction as well as restaurant visit intent. With a rich catalog of interactive games and content, the company’s restaurant partners are also seeing new revenue streams ramp up as guests continue to engage with the Presto Smart Dining System’s interactive content.

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E la Carte Adds Noted Industry Veterans to Its Management Team

E la Carte, Inc., creators of the Presto Smart Dining System™ for full-service restaurants, announced today that it has expanded its senior leadership team to include executives from the restaurant and technology industries. Mark Belinsky has been tapped to fill the role of Chief Operating Officer and Randy Kies has joined the company to lead the newly created Partner Success team.

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Presto™ Smart Dining System™ Delivers Game Changing Guest Engagement

E la Carte, creators of the Presto Smart Dining System for full-service restaurants, announced today that its proprietary platform consistently delivers a better guest dining experience in addition to double-digit growth in net profit for restaurant operators deploying this proven technology platform.

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E la Carte Showcases Presto™ Smart Dining System™ at The Restaurant Leadership Conference

E la Carte, creators of the Presto Smart Dining System for full-service restaurants, announced today that its proprietary platform consistently delivers a better guest dining experience in addition to double-digit growth in net profit for restaurant operators deploying this proven technology platform.

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E la Carte Captures 40 Percent of Deployed Restaurant Tabletop Market

E la Carte, the creators of the Presto Smart Dining System for restaurants, today announced that it has deployed more than 85,000 Presto tablets throughout its network of restaurant customers across the United States. The Presto Smart Dining System has already processed more than $600 million in consumer payment transactions and is on pace to process well over one billion dollars in 2016.

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