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McDonald’s® USA Names First Data as 2008 U.S. Technology Supplier of the Year


OAK BROOK, Ill. - McDonald’s recently awarded the second-annual U.S. Technology Supplier of the Year Award to First Data, a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. McDonald’s unveiled the award at its U.S Technology Supplier Summit, an annual gathering of key U.S. McDonald’s technology suppliers, held at the company’s Oak Brook, Ill. headquarters.

Since 2002, First Data has been a key collaborator in enabling McDonald’s to continuously provide customers with convenient and relevant payment options.

“First Data has proven integral to the McDonald’s system since our relationship began six years ago,” said David Grooms, Vice President and CIO of McDonald’s North America. “They’re a key supplier, supporting McDonald’s IT strategy to improve efficiencies at the register, making it possible for our customers to enjoy greater speed and service when they order.”

The McDonald’s U.S. Technology Supplier of the Year Award is given to the technology product supplier that makes the most significant impact on, and contribution to, McDonald’s USA. The award recognizes criteria including impact on the McDonald’s system, innovation, quality, partnership, customer satisfaction and value.

"First Data is extremely honored to be the recipient of McDonald’s Technology Supplier of the
Year award,“ said Ed Labry, President of First Data’s USA division. ”As an innovator in the payments space, we pride ourselves on offering McDonald’s the highest level of technology and service to help make their restaurants an even more convenient place for customers to enjoy the food they love"


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