Microsoft Corp. today announced that McDonald's Corp. has selected Microsoft® Windows®
XP Embedded as the foundation for its new point-of-sale (POS) platform.
McDonald's selected Windows XP Embedded due to its exceptional
performance and unique retail design, and the ability to work with a
single vendor that can provide a wide breadth of solutions for its
restaurants. To date, McDonald's has deployed Windows XP Embedded to
several thousand devices across Europe and Asia and plans to eventually
roll out the Microsoft operating system for its worldwide standard POS
By standardizing on Windows XP Embedded, along with one
POS application, McDonald's will be able to further streamline
operations and make restaurant crew training faster and more
cost-effective while easily integrating and maintaining devices from
multiple POS hardware providers.
"Our No. 1 priority remains to
deliver the best restaurant experience to our customers," said Dave
Weick, chief information officer at McDonald's. "Windows XP Embedded is
a great fit for McDonald's as we look to provide our customers more
convenient options — from cashless payment to gift cards to whatever
may come next".
"McDonald's is a complex and dynamic global
organization," said Paula Paravecchio, global industry manager of
stores and multichannel solutions in the Worldwide Retail &
Hospitality Industry Unit at Microsoft. "By using a flexible and open
technology platform, McDonald's will be well prepared to optimize its
existing infrastructure and build a solid foundation for bringing the
next generation of customer service innovations to its restaurants."
News source: MS PressPass