SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC), Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, and Spendgo, provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for stores, mobile apps and e-commerce, teamed up to help raise funds for No Kid Hungry, this year's RLC Spotlight Charity. No Kid Hungry spearheads a restaurant-led campaign—Dine Out for No Kid Hungry—to raise funds to ensure all kids in America get healthy meals every day. RLC took place April 9-12, at the JW Marriott Phoenix, AZ.
Epson and Spendgo collaborated with a Starbucks shop at the JW Marriott. For each customer who keyed his or her phone number into Spendgo's application while ordering a drink at the shop, Epson and Spendgo together donated $1. In turn, customers could earn a free drink. More than 2000 transactions took place. Epson's OmniLink® TM-T88V-i intelligent printer for mobile POS and cloud services was the receipt printer to support the capture of transactional data supporting the Spendgo solution. For a video of the experience at the shop, please click here.
Since its launch in 2008, restaurants have raised $46 million in support of No Kid Hungry. Dine Out for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising event that brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers to help raise funds for and awareness for ending childhood hunger in America. At RLC, participating restaurants engaged their guests through valuable promotions and rewards.
"As RLC conference sponsors, Spendgo and Epson helped contribute to our cause in a meaningful way," said Diana Hovey, senior director of Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. "We appreciate the time and effort both companies have put into increasing awareness and making our fundraising a great success."
"No child should face hunger in our country, so we were very happy to contribute to No Kid Hungry together with Spendgo," said Gregg Brunnick, director of product management for POS printers, Epson America, Inc. "As the Spendgo platform is integrated with our OmniLink line of printers, we were able to deliver a smooth, loyalty based experience for each customer who participated and make a nice contribution to this invaluable charity."
Spendgo, located in San Francisco, Calif., helps businesses create digital customer loyalty programs and marketing campaigns that are particularly well suited for in-store, mobile, and online businesses. Companies can send offers via email or text, and integrate offers with the POS system so a customer can redeem incentives on the spot. Spendgo partners with industry leaders in POS, tech support, mobile payments, ecommerce, and mobile marketing and has a wide range of clients including Jamba Juice, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Cold Stone, and more. For more information, please visit www.spendgo.com.
About Epson America, Inc.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For over 40 years, Epson's advanced technology has been at work in millions of POS systems around the world. Today Epson's Business Systems Division continues to bring industry-leading, open architecture, smart technologies to the point of service. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).
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