Award-Winning Chicago Restaurant Concepts Roll Out SpeedLine POS Systems

LYNDEN, WA – October 26, 2007 – Nancy’s Pizzeria and Al’s Beef restaurants in three states are upgrading their point of sale systems with SpeedLine POS. According to parent company Chicago Franchise Systems, Inc., all existing and future locations of both franchise concepts will be equipped with SpeedLine point of sale systems, and the company will use SpeedLink Enterprise to manage the POS systems and reporting from head office.
 
“A consistent technology solution in all our stores is important,” said Chicago Franchise Systems president Dave Howey. “We believe that SpeedLine is the best product for our restaurants, and so we’re mandating it in all locations. We design our training for new franchisees around the POS. It allows us to manage the business efficiently and train effectively.”
 
Nancy’s Pizzeria was one of the first pizza chains to adopt point of sale technology for its restaurants, and Howey has been involved from the first. When he started his search for the company’s next generation POS system, he knew exactly what he wanted.
 
”When I looked at POS systems, the first thing I wanted to see was the back office­how it works under the hood,” Howey said. “SpeedLine has all the bells and whistles, but what’s most important to me is that I learned it quickly, and I can teach it quickly. SpeedLine is logical. It’s a structured, orderly system that makes sense. That makes it easy to use and easy to train.”
 
“We are pleased to be able to provide Chicago Franchise Systems with a technology solution that’s such a great strategic fit for Nancy’s and Al’s Beef,” comments SpeedLine vice president of development Terry Haan. “Our solution for Nancy’s and Al’s Beef reflect the expanding appeal of SpeedLine for fast casual and quick service restaurants­and in particular for multi-concept companies that need a point of sale solution that can meet the unique needs of both their pizza and fast casual concepts.”
 
About Chicago Franchise Systems

Chicago Franchise Systems is the parent company of the “Chicago’s Best” award-winning Nancy’s™ Pizzeria and Al’s Beef concepts. Rocco Palese, inventor of the stuffed pizza, opened the first Nancy’s Pizzeria in 1971. Chicago Franchise Systems purchased the chain in 1990, and today operates dozens of Nancy’s Pizzeria delivery/carryout franchises in the Chicago area, Atlanta, Georgia and Indiana. A Chicago icon since 1938, Al’s Beef today sells the city’s #1 Italian beef sandwich in 22 Chicagoland locations. Chicago Franchise Systems purchased Al’s Beef in 1999, and began franchising the popular fast casual concept in 2001.
 
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.