Baja Fresh Selects eRestaurant Services to Manage Back Office Systems and Control Costs at Restaurants Nationwide

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eRestaurants ServicesÂ? Enterprise Back Office Solution Helps Quick Casual Mexican Food Chain Leader Keep Costs Under Control

eRestaurants Services, the leading provider of Enterprise Back Office Solutions, announced that Baja Fresh, the leading restaurant for quality and convenience in fresh, flavorful Mexican food, has selected its suite of browser-based Inventory Management and Supply Chain Management software to manage inventory and labor costs in more than 121 company restaurants located across U.S.

“Baja Fresh has found that eRestaurants has multiple ways in which it pays back the initial investment in terms of controlling inventory and labor costs in an effective and easy to use enterprise solution.” – Natascha Kogler, CIO

"Our business demands a tight control system for managing inventory and labor costs and it was imperative that we implement the best possible centralized system that would be easy to deploy and manage" said Baja Fresh Restaurant CIO Natascha Kogler. "Baja Fresh has found that eRestaurant Services has multiple ways in which it immediately pays back the initial investment in terms of managing inventory and labor cost, and producing reliable and timely reporting. Most importantly, eRestaurant Services has the functionality and flexibility to meet our needs as we continue to expand into more locations."

Baja Fresh will use eRestaurant Services to control daily and weekly inventory costs in addition to managing all cash management and labor reporting at a restaurant and enterprise level. eRestaurant Services enterprise back office solution provides both restaurant managers and regional operators with the tools that they need to effectively manage their food and labor costs.

The centralized solution is easily deployed and managed as updates are real-time and automatic to all restaurants. Regional Operators can login to the web based enterprise system to have full access to all of their restaurant’s inventory, labor and cash management costs and reports. The integrated on-line ordering system effectively reduces the amount of time restaurants spent in submitting orders to distributors and provides automatic price updates and ship quantities, allowing restaurants to effectively manage their inventory costs on a daily and weekly basis. eRestaurant Services Point of Sale interface polls data directly from the restaurant’s Point of Sale system on a scheduled basis to seamlessly integrate data and generate comprehensive inventory item variance reporting. Enterprise data integration solutions provide automated data interfaces into leading Payroll and Accounting systems.

"Baja Fresh is yet another example of the significant competitive advantage that can be gained through implementing our proven Enterprise Back Office solution," said Dave Zepnick, Vice President of Business Development for eRestaurant Services. “eRestaurant Services is a critical software component for effectively managing food and labor costs at an enterprise level.”

About eRestaurant Services

eRestaurant Services was established in 1997 and is the leading provider of Java-based web applications designed for the restaurant industry. eRestaurant Services allows customers to access solutions through its subscription ASP, or license applications through a traditional software license agreement. Solutions include; enterprise intranet, inventory and food management, human resources, food ordering, and operations reporting for both the restaurant back office and headquarters environment. Customers range from large international chains to franchise organizations, and independent restaurateurs. Corporations use eRestaurant Services solutions to extend best practices, improve operations and make their businesses more profitable. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.erestaurantservices.com, or call (800) 676-1281.

About Baja Fresh

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is the defining standard in high quality, quick casual Mexican cuisine. The fresh, high quality ingredients and unique flavors earn it the highest sales per restaurant in the category of Mexican Quick Casual. According to Technomic, Baja Fresh also has the highest ratings in their category for freshness and flavorful food. They are the second fastest growing Mexican restaurant concept and the fourth fastest growing restaurant concept in America. Founded in 1990 in Southern California, Baja Fresh has more than 260 company-owned and franchised locations in 23 states. With phone ahead, takeout, and dine-in convenience, Baja Fresh offers a variety of made-to-order burritos, tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and salads, with a self-service bar offering handcrafted salsas. Known for its intensely loyal customers and enthusiastic word of mouth, Baja Fresh has just introduced its “Lighten Up! For Summer” menu, which provides six new menu choices that are even lower in calories and fat and higher in protein and fiber. To locate the Baja Fresh location nearest you, call (877) BAJA-FRESH or visit the Web site at http://www.bajafresh.com.

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