DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2015) - Ziosk, maker of the world's first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, announced today that UNO Pizzeria & Grill will be installing the Ziosk® tabletop tablets in most of its company-owned restaurants. The rollout is expected to be completed by the end of August 2015.
Ziosk and Uno's signed their original partnership agreement four years ago. As part of the expanded agreement, the 25 locations that have been using the Ziosk will be upgraded during the roll out.
Uno's is famous for inventing its specialty, Deep Dish Pizza, in 1943, and today provides guests with unbelievably delicious pizza and other craveable menu items paired with a rich and rewarding dining experience. With the Ziosk® tablet tableside, guests will receive an enhanced dining experience that uniquely combines UNO's 70+ year heritage of creating amazing pizzas with the convenience afforded by modern technology: being able to order appetizers, desserts and drink refills as well as pay their bill using the tablet.
Louie Psallidas, President and CEO of UNO's, remarked: "Since we began testing Ziosk technology four years ago, we have seen firsthand how the platform can improve the dining experience for our guests, revolutionized the way we receive feedback from our guests and has given us great visibility into the quality of the dining experience we are delivering to our guests each day."
"We are thrilled to have an opportunity to build upon our previous work with Uno's and bring the convenience and efficiencies of our Ziosk® tablets to new restaurant guests," said Austen Mulinder, CEO of Ziosk. "This renewed partnership, which comes on the heels of other recently evolved long-term contracts, demonstrates the performance and positive impact that Ziosk is having on the casual dining sector -- shaping a better hospitality experience for its future."
Over the course of four years, Ziosk has renewed and expanded relationships with its original franchise adopters at Chili's, Red Robin, and Unos. While sustaining existing relationships, Ziosk has also signed on new national casual dining restaurant leaders that recognize the value Ziosk's tabletop tablets are bringing to the sector, such as Olive Garden. As a part of its ongoing commitment to these loyal partners, Ziosk continually updates its tabletop tablet hardware and user-experience with appropriate maintenance upgrades to uphold performance at the highest level. The company continues to pioneer the latest technological advancements, sustaining its position as the leading fully integrated table top tablet for the restaurant industry.
Commanding 95 percent market share in the deployed tabletop tablet space, Ziosk tablets serve more than 30 million guests each month in more than 1,500 restaurants across all 50 states. By the year's end Ziosk will have fully deployed its newest contracts, totaling over 150,000 new Ziosk tablets interacting with more than 50 million guests per month, and demonstrating Ziosk's continued momentum in the restaurant industry. For more information on Ziosk please visit www.ziosk.com.
Based in Dallas, Ziosk® is 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.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes 133 company-owned and franchised Uno Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 23 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Mexico, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Famous for inventing Deep Dish Pizza in 1943, UNO's mission is to deliver big, bold flavors, rich, rewarding experiences and unbelievably delicious pizza and other craveable menu creations you won't find anywhere else. The Company also operates Uno Dué Go, a fast casual concept, Uno Express, a quick service concept, and Uno Foods, a consumer packaged foods business which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, schools and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private-label foods and UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com.