New Tabletop Tablets Personalize the Family Dining Experience at 125 Company-Owned Restaurants
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - Ziosk, maker of the world's first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, and Friendly's announced today a partnership to bring tabletop tablets to 125 locations nationwide.
With the primary purpose of enhancing the family dining experience, the Ziosk 7-inch tablet will be displayed on each table in the restaurant, enabling guests to interactively peruse menu items and specials as well as order beverages and desserts. Additionally, when not engaging with their server, guests can participate in a variety of entertainment activities including trivia and games, all designed to bring family and friends together as they share a meal.
The Ziosk tablets complement the fun and family oriented dining experience Friendly's is known for, while putting the convenience and control of on-demand ordering, entertainment and payment all at the guests' fingertips. Friendly's servers will be able to use the Ziosk tablet as a tool to better aid guests, while families can enjoy the new kids menu feature found on the tablet.
"We are thrilled to begin working with Ziosk to enhance the family dining experience while giving Friendly's a competitive edge in the restaurant industry," said John M. Maguire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Friendly's. "Ziosk's disruptive slate of offerings around, payment, ordering, security and entertainment are elevating excitement right at the table and bringing a new life to family dining."
Commanding 95 percent market share in the deployed tabletop tablet space, Ziosk tablets are currently in more than 3,000 restaurants across all 50 states. Ziosk has over 170,000 tablets interacting with more than 50 million guests per month, demonstrating Ziosk's continued momentum in the restaurant industry.
"Friendly's is taking a fresh approach to family dining, and by adding the Ziosk's disruptive offering, it is providing a more customized guest experience at its tables," said Austen Mulinder, CEO of Ziosk. "Additionally, guests will love all of the entertainment aspects the Ziosk provides, and we look forward to continuing our work together to deliver the convenience, speed and control that Ziosk uniquely offers."
For more information on Ziosk please visit www.ziosk.com.
About FIC Restaurants, Inc.
FIC Restaurants, Inc. is a restaurant company that operates under an iconic brand name (Friendly's), serving signature sandwiches, burgers and ice cream desserts in friendly, full service restaurants. Together with its franchisees, the company has system-wide sales of over $320 million. For over 80 years, Friendly's restaurants and their dedicated service teams have delighted generations of guests by offering every day value on great tasting food and ice cream creations. For the future, Friendly's has plans for introducing new and innovative food and ice cream offerings, bright new restaurants, and unique ways to reach and satisfy guests. For additional information please visit www.friendlys.com.
Based in Dallas, Ziosk® is the maker of the first entertainment, ordering and pay-at-the-table tablet for the restaurant market. The technology, featuring a 7-inch tablet and encrypted credit card reader, resides on each table and enables guests to see menu items, play games, view news and entertainment, order food and beverages and 'pay on demand;' all of which gives guests control over their dining experience. With its interactive capabilities, Ziosk and its footprint have created the Ziosk® Media Network, a digital media platform for partners to create engaging experiences at the point of purchase. Ziosk is revolutionizing the experience and economics of dining. For more information, please visit www.ziosk.com.