Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Selects Cloud-Based MICROS Simphony Enterprise Solution

Mexican fast casual franchise standardizes POS across all locations

Mar 10, 2014, 09:06 ET from MICROS Systems, Inc.

COLUMBIA, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, a Mexican fast casual concept, has selected MICROS Simphony Enterprise Solution for all corporate locations. In conjunction with Simphony Point-of-Sale (POS), Salsarita's is deploying MICROS Simphony's Reporting, Labor, Inventory, Loyalty, and Online Ordering modules. The solution is hosted in the MICROS Data Center.

After a year-long evaluation process, Salsarita's selected MICROS Simphony due to its cloud platform.  With a single centralized database, Salsarita's will benefit from standardization across all locations, as well as enterprise management of the database and a single-source solution for loyalty, gift, customer relationship management, inventory management, online ordering, and labor management. With these MICROS solutions, Salsarita's can focus on guest relationships and satisfaction, instead of managing a POS system.

Simphony is built upon a web services architecture that enables easy system growth and deployment. It offers a highly scalable and flexible configuration that is capable of operating in a single site or an enterprise of thousands of sites, and easily interfaces to third-party peripheral equipment and software. With a complete set of reporting, auditing, and analytics tools, Simphony is designed to deliver the information necessary to efficiently operate a business in real time.

"We have a very aggressive growth strategy in place for the next three to five years, and we feel very strongly that MICROS Simphony is the next generation solution that can support our rapid expansion," stated Phil Friedman, CEO of Salsarita's. "Maintaining a centralized enterprise solution, comprising point of sale, loyalty, inventory, online ordering, and labor management, will allow our restaurants and franchisees to focus on providing a great dining experience instead of the day-to-day operational requirements."

"MICROS Simphony's superior service-oriented architecture (SOA), scalability, resiliency, and streamlined integration are critical to foster Salsarita's aggressive growth strategy," stated Ed Chapel, Executive Vice President, US & Canada - Food & Beverage for MICROS Systems, Inc.  "Simphony provides Salsarita's a centralized, enterprise system with standardized reporting and advanced management controls to increase operational efficiencies.  Deploying Simphony in an enterprise model also reduces Salsarita's total cost of ownership by eliminating the need for back-office computers, on-site software maintenance and technical support required by legacy on-premise POS systems."

About Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Salsarita's Fresh Cantina offers Mexican favorites such as five flavorful house-made salsas, custom burritos, tacos, nachos and salads made fresh to order with an extensive selection of proteins, toppings and fillings. Founded in 2000, Salsarita's was acquired by franchise industry veteran Phil Friedman in 2011. Operating more than 80 locations in 19 states, including seven that are company-owned, Salsarita's expects to have about 300 locations nationwide within five to six years. For more information, visit  

About MICROS Systems, Inc. MICROS Systems, Inc. provides leading enterprise-wide applications, services and hardware for the hospitality and retail industries. Serving an extensive portfolio of clients worldwide, MICROS solutions are utilized in hotels, casinos, table and quick service restaurants, retail, leisure and entertainment, fuel and convenience, cruise, and travel operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. MICROS combines its industry knowledge and expertise to provide cloud-based, mobile and on premise solutions that allow its clients to streamline operations and successfully engage their customers. 

MICROS applications include point of sale, property management, central systems, business intelligence, eCommerce, loyalty, CRM, loss prevention, distributed order management, labor management, inventory management, and merchandise planning solutions. MICROS services include hosting and SaaS, platform implementation and integration, strategic business consulting, interactive marketing, design services including creative and user experience, and managed services. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at or send an email to Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.

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Louise J. Casamento

Vice President of Marketing