Host Marriott Services To Install MICROS POS System at
The World's Busiest Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport
(Business Wire; 06/29/98)
BELTSVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 1998--MICROS Systems Inc.
(NASDAQ: MCRS), one of the world's leading providers of information technology
to the hospitality industry, announced Monday that the foodservice management
company for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Host Marriott Services, will
install the MICROS 8700 Hospitality Management System (HMS) throughout the
airport's 90+ foodservice point-of-sale vendors and restaurants.
Host Marriott Services will use the MICROS 8700 HMS for sales
transactions, labor management and payroll processing as well as management
reporting for all of the foodservice concepts throughout the airport. This
month, MICROS will begin installation of the new POS system at O'Hare, the
world's busiest airport.
"With over 90 food and beverage outlets, 190 POS workstations and a new 8
mile fiber optic communications network, the POS system at O'Hare will be the
largest airport installation for Host Marriott Services," said Paul Kolze,
director of Information Systems at Host Marriott Services. "The MICROS 8700
HMS provides the reliability and power we need to support the wide diversity of
concepts and the high volume of transactions unique to this airport."
"The MICROS 8700 HMS has a proven track record in high-volume, complex
foodservice environments," said Dan Interlandi, Sr. V.P. and general manager at
MICROS, "and the system can easily provide the consolidated and individual
sales reporting that will enable Host Marriott Services to manage this
The 8700 HMS is a robust POS solution designed to support multiple revenue
centers in distributed foodservice environments. The flexibility of the 8700
HMS enables it to support O'Hare's variety of concepts including sit-down
restaurants, casual dining as well as quick service locations.
The system uses a centralized database for cash/sale processing and
employee and menu item maintenance to manage the 38,500 average daily
transactions, 800 - 1,000 airport associates, and enterprise-wide reporting for
the foodservice locations throughout the airport.
The 8700 HMS will run on the MICROS PC Workstation Model 64, a rugged
touchscreen 64-bit Pentium(R) personal computer, as the point-of-sale (POS)
Host Marriott Services, with its worldwide headquarters in Bethesda, Md.,
is the leading food, beverage and retail concessionaire at nearly 200 travel
and entertainment venues, with approximately 24,000 employees in six countries
around the globe.
Host Marriott services is best known for its custom solutions business
approach that combines internationally known brands with regional favorites in
airports, travel plazas, shopping malls and entertainment attractions. The
company has concentrated its recent growth initiatives on international airport
and domestic shopping malls.
MICROS Systems Inc., headquartered in Beltsville, provides complete
information management solutions for the hospitality industry worldwide.
Solutions include software, hardware, systems integration and support for table
service and quick service restaurants, hotels and casinos, airports, and
leisure and entertainment operations.
Currently, over 70,000 MICROS systems are installed in more than 120
countries worldwide. MICROS' stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol
For more information on MICROS and its information technology, please
contact Katrina Pruitt-Andrews at 301/210-8052 or call 800/638-0985. You can
also visit the MICROS web site at www.micros.com or e-mail us at