Catalina Restaurant Group to Open New Concept Using MICROS Simphony™

Sep 13, 2012, 09:12 ET from MICROS Systems, Inc.

COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Catalina Restaurant Group, operators of Coco's and Carrow's, has opened its newest restaurant concept, Ranch House Café and Grill, California's newest restaurant sensation with MICROS's next generation technology. With future growth in mind, the company has selected MICROS Simphony, which provides cloud-based enterprise tools to manage its menus, as well as create and choose a complete set of reporting, auditing, and analysis tools designed to deliver the information it needs to run its business. MICROS Simphony's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enhances Catalina Restaurant Group's productivity and drives down costs.

The first location went live this August in La Habra, Calif., with an additional location in Walnut, Calif. scheduled to open in October. The MICROS Simphony deployment includes the MICROS Kitchen Display System (KDS), which provides highly visible, real-time information to manage and control kitchen efficiency and increases customer satisfaction. Mounted conveniently in the kitchen and food prep areas, this seamlessly integrated, intuitive, graphical software application displays food orders for preparation and monitors the timing of orders, increasing overall speed of service.

"We are excited to implement the most advanced cloud-based restaurant management system at our new restaurant concept debut," said Ray Koch, Director of IT for Catalina Restaurant Group. "By implementing Simphony, we are able to manage operations, labor and menus from our headquarters offices. Further, the MICROS Simphony solution supports our operations as we expand and grow the number of new locations."

"We are delighted that Catalina Restaurant Group has teamed up with MICROS to streamline POS and restaurant operations as well as elevate its overall guest experience," stated Ed Chapel, Executive Vice President, North America Restaurants for MICROS. "As the Ranch House Cafe brand grows, we are proud to offer technology solutions that will aid in its management with high visibility of each property through one centralized set of reports."

About Catalina Restaurant Group Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc. (CRG) is a leading hospitality company specializing in the Fast Casual and Family Dining restaurant segments.  CRG owns and operates over 160 restaurants in California, Arizona and Nevada under the Ranch House Cafe and Grill, Coco's Bakery Restaurant and Carrows Restaurants brands.  CRG's brands provide safe, quality meals and excellent customer service to all our patrons.  For more information, please visit

About MICROS Systems, Inc. MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 26,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

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