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New Dell Point-of-Sale Offering Rings up Restaurant Business
Monday May 22, 9:00 am ET


Press ReleaseSource: Dell Inc.

New Dell Point-of-Sale Offering Rings up Restaurant Business
Monday May 22, 9:00 am ET


Restaurant Pro Express POS System Helps Streamline Operations, Provides Exceptional Value


CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2006--Dell (NASDAQ:DELL - News) today announced a point-of-sale (POS) system using Restaurant Pro Express software that allows restaurants to simplify order taking and easily track inventory, employee and customer information.

Unveiled at the National Restaurant Association's annual convention and expo, the system integrates a Dell OptiPlex(TM) desktop computer, Restaurant Pro Express software from pcAmerica, touchscreen monitor, credit card reader, receipt printer and cash drawer.

Dell provides three-year Hardware Warranty Service and offers optional packages for extended software support, upgrades and training. The Restaurant Pro Express software available through Dell is ideal for any type of restaurant including quick serve, fine dining, cafes or drive thru. Benefits include:

  • Sales Processing: Restaurants can ring up orders quickly and easily with a user-friendly menu screen and modifier categories, customizable to meet the needs of various restaurants.
  • Order Taking: Restaurants can streamline order management and accuracy by routing orders to kitchen printers at designated stations or manage electronically with kitchen video.
  • Customer and Employee Tracking: Restaurants can track sales, inventory and labor with reporting that measures the performance of top-selling menu items and the productivity of employees. Stored credit and detailed purchase history reports help restaurants reward loyal customers.

"The Dell POS technology allowed us to move away from manual methods for running our business," said Gina Ganster, restaurant manager at Gino's, an Italian restaurant in Round Rock, Texas. "Now, we can automatically and accurately track food expenses, measure profitability, improve order accuracy and ensure consistency of pricing. The best part is that the new efficiencies lead to return visitors."

"Restaurant retailers have a lot of moving parts to track and Dell can help ensure these businesses run smoothly by providing an easy and accurate way to streamline operations," said Vincent Vargas, senior manager, Dell Retail. "The new Dell Restaurant Pro Express POS system helps restaurants improve customer experience from the kitchen to the table."

Priced from $3,399, the Dell Restaurant Pro Express offering is available at http://www.dell.com/retail.

About Dell Retail

Dell Retail matches industry-leading Dell desktops, servers, storage, networking products and services with relevant peripherals. Dell has developed alliances with independent software vendors to provide software applications in conjunction with Dell infrastructure technologies to automate customer sales transactions, inventory management, payments, accounting, customer data and corporate communications. This streamlined approach, which encompasses the point-of-sale register, the back office and the data center, enables retailers to more effectively manage overall operations.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL - News) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell sells more systems globally than any computer company, placing it No. 25 on the Fortune 500. Company revenue for the past four quarters was $56.7 billion. For more information, visit www.dell.com. To get Dell news direct, visit www.dell.com/RSS.

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