SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Tyro Payments and TouchBistro have teamed up to provide users of TouchBistro point of sale (POS) systems in Australia with a fully integrated, easily set up and highly secure electronic card payment system to process patron payments for food and drink orders.

Tyro Payments is Australia's only independent and fastest growing EFTPOS provider, currently serving 14,000+ customers and processing more than $6.5 billion annually in card transactions. Bringing together TouchBistro and the Tyro EFTPOS terminal over broadband or WiFi networks accelerates payment processing time and eliminates double entry as well as the inevitable human errors that occur when bill amounts are re-entered manually.

TouchBistro brings mobile innovation to the food and beverage industry, providing a modern POS solution that is easy to use and packed with smart features. Wait staff use the TouchBistro iPad app to take customer orders at the table, in line, or at the bar, and instantly transmit them to food and beverage preparers. This eliminates the need for wait staff to enter a customer's order into a separate, distant terminal, minimizing order errors and increasing operations efficiency.

The integrated solution offers restaurants the option to provide its waiters with a mobile payment terminal that can also be taken to the customer's table to run card payments. The payment terminals are EMV (chip and pin) capable to meet the higher security standards demanded by MasterCard and Visa in Australia since 2013.

"One of the most important qualities sought by patrons from hospitality establishments is fast and efficient service. We developed the Tyro solution to seamlessly and simply integrate with leading hospitality point-of-sale systems, enabling the fast payment processing time patrons demand," said Nathan Cause, Tyro's Hospitality Business Development Manager.

"With TouchBistro and Tyro EFTPOS, hospitality service providers will now be able to take advantage of the most advanced mobile technology to provide secure and easy card payment services."

TouchBistro is continually enhancing its POS solution to provide new functionality that improves the customer experience, addresses the needs of the hospitality industry, and keeps pace with advances in the technology market. Enhancements such as seamless and fast payment processing capabilities are a priority for TouchBistro.

"We've created a POS system that focuses first and foremost on customer experience. Our relationship with Tyro Payments ensures Australia's hospitality business owners have access to a highly intuitive, technologically advanced, POS solution that keeps customers happy with accurate and fast payment processing," says Alex Barrotti, CEO and Founder of TouchBistro. "We chose to partner with Tyro in Australia based on their depth of experience in the hospitality payment sector. Hospitality service providers will be pleased with how easy and cost-effective it is to install and operate TouchBistro with Tyro. Staff can be easily trained on TouchBistro, in as little as a half hour. "

About TouchBistro

TouchBistro Inc., based in Toronto and New York, is a leader in mobile iPad point-of-sale technology for cafes, bars, food trucks, and restaurants. The TouchBistro™ app is the number one top-grossing food and beverage app in 33+ countries on the Apple® App Store(SM). TouchBistro was named as one of the '2014 Hottest Companies in New York City' by lead411. TouchBistro offers a 45-day free trial that can be converted to a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription.

About Tyro Payments

Tyro Payments is Australia's only independent and fastest growing EFTPOS provider. By seamlessly integrating its payment platform with on premise, cloud and iOS point-of-sale solutions, Tyro is the EFTPOS partner of choice for more than 14,000 businesses across Australia.

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Tyro Payments
Andrew Rothwell
+61 2 8907 1732
+61 417 667 884

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Kari Wise (for TouchBistro)