500-Unit Retail Brand Group Selects SpeedLine POS for Fast Casual Concepts

LYNDEN, WA – September 14, 2007 – Retail Brand Group announced today that the company will equip all new locations of its three fast casual franchise concepts with SpeedLine point of sale systems. A subsidiary of Sodexho, Inc. based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Retail Brand Group, LLC franchises three brands in its portfolio: Pandini’s®, Jazzman’s® Café, and Salsa Rico®.
                                                                                                      
“SpeedLine gives our franchisees an innovative system that meets the needs of all our different operating environments­in upscale bistros and coffeehouses, pizza and ethnic cuisine, and in a variety of formats and footprints,” commented Michael Hollen, Retail Brand Group Director of Operations.

“Some of our top priorities when researching POS systems included speed of service, reporting capability, inventory tracking, integration with online ordering, and marketing,” Hollen continued. “SpeedLine was able to deliver on all of these priorities and more.”
 
The SpeedLine restaurant point of sale solution makes its Retail Brand Group debut in the newest Pandini’s franchises in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. The company is also evaluating SpeedLink Enterprise above store to provide them with detailed reporting and centralized management capabilities for the franchised locations of all three concepts.
                                 
“We are honored that Retail Brand Group has selected SpeedLine as its technology partner,” commented SpeedLine President John de Wolde. “The SpeedLine software is uniquely scalable across their quick casual pizza, coffee, and Mexican concepts. It is an investment that will equip their franchisees with new tools for profitable growth.”
 
About Retail Brand Group, LLC          

Retail Brand Group, LLC is a comprehensive portfolio of distinctive restaurant brands, including award-winning concepts Jazzman’s Café and Pandini’s, offering targeted retail opportunities for its brands to independent and multi-site operators of stand-alone locations, as well as locations within shopping centers, strip malls, airports and other venues. As a subsidiary of Sodexho, Inc., and with the experience of more than 500 locations nationwide, Retail Brand Group has branded solutions suited for virtually any venue. From bistros and coffeehouses to upscale pizza, gourmet burgers and authentic ethnic cuisine, Retail Brand Group turns dining into a memorable event. Learn more about the wide variety of fast-casual concepts available for franchising at www.retailbrandgroup.com.
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About SpeedLine

SpeedLine is the leading provider of intelligent solutions for pizza point of sale. A total pizza information system, SpeedLine helps restaurant operators and enterprise chains operate more efficiently and profitably. With offices in Lynden, WA, and Vancouver, BC. SpeedLine ( www.speedlinesolutions.com ) serves customers in the USA, Canada, and Europe.