New Hartford, NY – ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), announced today that Lund Food Holdings, Inc. has selected the PAR SureCheck® Advantage Solution to support their food safety program at all of their Lunds & Byerly’s grocery stores. Lunds & Byerly’s, a Minnesota-based, family-owned company will deploy PAR’s SureCheck Advantage, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for food safety and checklist management across their 28 locations, which are all dedicated to quality, service and innovation.
The Quality Assurance and Food Safety team at Lunds & Byerly’s were seeking a solution to replace their traditional ‘pen and paper’ based food safety and product quality processes with a technology based resolution. “The SureCheck Advantage solution automates our Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) processes to improve efficiency, digitize our data, and proactively monitor all of our store’s quality and compliance,” said Chris Gindorff, Senior Manager of Quality Assurance and Food Safety.
Starting in 2015, the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has required that businesses record, collect, and retain two years’ of historical food safety compliance records. In this context, for Lunds and Byerly’s, maintaining a diligent and rigorous plan with pen and paper became unsustainable. The SureCheck Advantage solution automates the operations, captures the required data in real-time and synchronizes it to a cloud-based enterprise for seamless, automated storage and recall of food safety records for management, maintenance, analytics, and auditing.
“The partnership with Lunds & Byerly’s adds to our rapidly growing attendance in the retail grocery segment as the leading provider of food safety/quality and checklist management technology,” said John W. Sammon III, Senior Vice President of Intelligent Checklists, ParTech, Inc. “The selection of our SureCheck Advantage solution by a prominent grocery chain such as Lunds & Byerlys, is a further example of how PAR is leading the way in Mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud solutions designed to digitize food safety and HACCP records, enhancing food quality while providing operational cost savings.”
About SureCheck Advantage
The 5” handheld hardware device, designed for food quality and task management, is powered by Intel® Atom™ Processor technology, offering high performance with low power consumption. SureCheck® Advantage provides increased operational efficiencies with its integrated temperature probe, bar code scanner and RFID infrared temperature readers. SureCheck assures Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) compliance and has been shown to improve operational efficiencies by 60% compared to traditional pen and paper. The Software-as-a-Service model and cloud-based enterprise server helps maintain accurate records for auditing and analytics.
About Lund Food Holdings, Inc.
With 28 locations throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area, Lunds & Byerly’s is family owned and committed to providing every customer with a sensational shopping experience. The company’s extended family of employees has an unwavering focus on exceeding expectations through extraordinary food, exceptional service and passionate expertise. Learn more at www.LundsandByerlys.com.
About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. PAR’s Hospitality segment has been a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for more than 30 years. PAR offers technology solutions for the full spectrum of restaurant operations, from large chain and independent table service restaurants to international quick service chains. Products from PAR also can be found in retailers, cinemas, cruise lines, stadiums and food service companies. PAR’s Government Business is a leader in providing computer-based system design, engineering and technical services to the Department of Defense and various federal agencies. Visit www.partech.com for more information.