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"Linux based point-of-sale made its latest inroad into the fast food industry today, with the announcement that Papa John's Pizza has selected Wincor Nixdorf's BEETLE /NetPOS point-of-sale (POS) terminals as its next generation hardware platform. The Linux-based POS systems will be installed in as many as 2,936 of Papa John's owned and franchised pizza restaurants worldwide.

"The BEETLE /NetPOS system has a sealed, fanless cabinet designed to resist the problem of airborne dust and particulates such as flour and other cooking ingredients. The light gray color of the BEETLEs also influenced Papa John's decision, as it will minimize the appearance of the dust and flour on the systems, creating a more positive image from a customer perspective, the company said. Additionally, Papa John's said it selected Wincor Nixdorf due to their expertise with Linux and their ability to help migrate an existing text-based application to a GUI-based, touch-screen version designed to increase user efficiency and reduce training time..."

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