– Rollout begins with new services available to national restaurant chains –
CARLSBAD, Calif., January 17, 2018 — NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE American: NTN), has begun the roll-out of its digital menu and secure pay at the table solution at Buffalo Wild Wings with the first sites in California and Minnesota.
Buzztime’s next generation touchscreen Android tablets incorporate Europay, MasterCard® and Visa® (EMV) chip card readers and near-field communication (NFC) technology to accept Apple, Android, and Samsung Pay payment. These capabilities are designed to provide guests with increased security and convenience in conjunction with best-in-class games and multi-player national network trivia. The enhanced guest experience offers patrons easy access to add-on orders for drinks or dessert, which benefits venues by improving operating efficiencies and increasing sales potential. Further, the tablets gather data, enabling venues to generate real-time insights and analytics that can be used to optimize operations. The pay at the table functionality allows guests to leave when they’re ready and for venues to turn tables faster.
“Going live with order and pay with Buffalo Wild Wings is a significant milestone,” said NTN Buzztime CEO Ram Krishnan. “Our long-term relationship with Buffalo Wild Wings reflects our ability to deliver the latest technology with quality service that enhances the guest experience and increases operational efficiency. Further, our adaptable solution can easily be configured for other verticals, often with minimal adjustments. We believe our platform is a formidable asset with significant growth potential, and we are excited about 2018. We look forward to continuing our work with Buffalo Wild Wings to expand our partnership to pay at the table.”
This release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views of future events and operations, including statements regarding product performance, operational efficiencies at venues, guest experience and other vertical markets. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the risks of unsuccessful execution or launch of products, platforms or brands, risks associated with customer retention and growth plans, the impact of alternative entertainment options and technologies and competitive products, brands, technologies and pricing, adverse economic conditions, the regulatory environment and changes in the law, failure of customer and/or player acceptance or demand for new or existing products, lower market acceptance or appeal of both existing and new products and services by particular demographic groups or audiences as a whole, termination of partnership and contractual relationships and technical problems or outages. Please see NTN Buzztime, Inc.’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks that may affect the Company. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. These statements speak only as of the date hereof and NTN Buzztime, Inc. does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.
Buzztime (NYSE American: NTN) delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology to bars and restaurants in North America. Venues license Buzztime’s customizable solution to differentiate themselves via competitive fun by offering guests trivia, card, sports and arcade games, nationwide competitions, personalized menus and self-service dining features. Buzztime’s platform improves operating efficiencies, creates connections among the players and venues, and amplifies guests’ positive experiences. Founded in 1984, Buzztime has accumulated over 9 million player registrations and over 136 million games were played in 2016 alone. For more information, please visit https://www.buzztime.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @buzztime.
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