LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fluid Music Canada's Trusonic, Inc. (TSX: FMN), a leading provider of Internet-delivered music and messaging services for retail stores and restaurants, today announced that Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. ("Panda"), the nation's leading Asian restaurant chain with close to 1,300 locations, will deploy Trusonic's in-store music and messaging solution.
To enhance its in-restaurant experience, Panda will draw on Trusonic's extensive catalogue of directly licensed artists and major label artists, which will include music selections from around the world and specifically with an Asian theme. Trusonic's 3rd-generation energy-efficient media player enables Panda to customize, and audit, their music and messaging across each of their locations through a simple web interface.
"The custom music programming capabilities and their extensive libraries of music is what really set Trusonic apart from other background music service providers," said Nader Garschi, Executive Director - Concept Innovations, for Panda. "We're pleased to partner with Trusonic to help enhance the Panda(R) brand in all of our locations."
"Trusonic has a long history of designing and implementing in-store audio programming that complement well-established brands, and we are delighted to be partnering with Panda," said Lorne Abony, Chief Executive Officer of Trusonic. "Our partnership with Panda underscores Trusonic's value proposition to major, national restaurant chains."
As a leading provider of Internet-delivered business audio services, Trusonic provides custom music and messaging to retail, hospitality and general business environments in over 100 countries. Many of the largest chains and boutique brands in the world trust Trusonic to enhance their brand image at their locations. Trusonic has the largest library of Major Label and Directly Licensed Artist music from which to create custom music programming for its clients. Trusonic has delivered and validated through reports the delivery of over 1 billion in-store and on-hold messages across its audio network. Trusonic also provides complete audio system solutions, including the Trusonic Media Player, through its national network of sales and service locations. For more information visit: www.trusonic.com.
About Panda Restaurant Group
Panda Restaurant Group is the nation's leading Asian restaurant chain with close to 1,300 locations and one of the largest family-owned businesses in the nation, operating several successful restaurant concepts including Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San. The company's mission is to deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.
Restaurant concepts include Panda Express, which offers Gourmet Chinese food served in a fast casual environment. Launched in 1983, there are close to 1,300 Panda Express locations throughout 38 states and Puerto Rico.
Financial Results: Panda Restaurant Group had annual revenues of more than $1 billion in 2008. Panda has achieved 12 consecutive years of same store sales growth. For more information visit: http://www.pandarg.com.
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SOURCE Fluid Music Canada's Trusonic, Inc.