MISSISSAUGA Ontario Cara Operations Ltd., Canada's largest full-service restaurant operator and leading airline caterer, based here, has selected for security and guest convenience reasons the On The Spot portable card payment terminal from VeriFone Holdings Inc., according to VeriFone.
VeriFone officials said guests of Cara operations using wireless On The Spot terminals with built-in printers and data encryption will be able to settle checks at the table without relinquishing control of their payment card, allowing for a sense of heightened security against identity theft. They said the agreement between the San Jose, Calif.-based technology firm and Cara represented the largest transaction to date tied to On The Spot, which also can be configured for drive-thru window use.
Apart from its airline catering arm, Cara operates more than 800 full-service restaurants under a variety of brand names, including Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill; Kelsey's; Montana Cookhouse; and Milestone's Grill & Bar. It also is the franchisor of the 300-plus-unit Harvey's quick-service chain.