Leading Chinese Fast-Food Franchise Brand Selects NCR for POS Technology and Services
Dicos Fried Chicken orders NCR RealPOS™ terminals
November 22, 2006 - BEIJING, China – NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced that leading Chinese fast-food franchise brand, Dicos Fried Chicken, has signed an order for 500 NCR RealPOS 20 point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The new terminals are to be installed in stores nationwide in China by the end of the year.
Dicos also has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with NCR.
Owned by Taiwan’s Ting Hsin International Group, Dicos introduced the franchising business model in China in 1999. Today, a new Dicos store opens approximately every three days.
“We expect the number of our franchise stores will reach 600 by the end of this year,” said Shao Xin Mou, vice president, Operations Division, for Dicos. “In line with our rapid growth and restaurant system improvement, we need a POS solution that can deliver exceptional price-performance. The NCR RealPOS 20 will offer increased availability of our terminals and create a more convenient and efficient operating interface for our staff, which will improve the quality of our service.”
“NCR is a strong brand known globally for providing superior retail automation technology to the hospitality industry,” said Cindy Li, interim general manager of the Greater China Area for NCR’s Retail Solution Division. “Our contracts with Dicos confirm recognition of this leadership by Chinese restaurant operators.”
Dicos is the first venture of the Ting Hsin International Group in the fast-food service market. Dicos Fried Chicken entered the China market in 1994, and Ting Hsin International Group invested in Dicos in May, 1996. In 1999, Dicos was the first to introduce franchise participation.
As of October, 2006, Dicos operated three regional offices in the Eastern, Western and Northern areas of China, with 10 subsidiaries and 31 operational centers and offices. It is on track to have more than 600 franchise stores in over 200 cities by the end of 2006. A new franchise store open every three days on average. For more information, please visit http://www.dicos.com.cn.
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