January 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // SARASOTA, FL – Owners of Hurricane Grill & Wings and Denny's franchises (Hurricane AMT, LLC and RREMC Restaurants, LLC), have recently signed an agreement to outsource all IT services to Datum Corporation, a national technology consulting company specializing in the multi-unit restaurant industry.
The contract encompasses eight Hurricane Grill & Wings as well as 39 Denny's locations spread across the country within 14 states. Datum is providing dedicated resources to complete the integration of the restaurant back office solution Compeat, while also taking over corporate store and enterprise-level support. In addition, Datum will be installing business grade firewalls system wide as part of Hurricane AMT and RREMC's security initiative.
"We are excited to be working with Datum, and love their technology as a service approach," said John Metz, CEO of Hurricane AMT, LLC. "Their level of service and expertise in providing one-stop complete business solutions is unparalleled, and has saved us both time and money."
The restaurants are taking advantage of fully managed IT services from Datum, including network risk assessment and monitoring, menu programming, on-site and remote support, dedicated software specialists and much more. Datum's 24/7 support provided covers multiple point-of-sale software systems within the company store mix, including but not limited to Aloha and iSiva.
"Our outsourcing model provides executives the opportunity to shift their attention from managing complex, and often inefficient IT environments, to focusing on growing their business," said Tom Frost, CEO of Datum Corporation.
Datum was founded in 2003 when Frost provided comprehensive IT services for the rapidly growing Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurants. To date the company has provided technology solutions for many restaurant chains including Beef 'O' Brady's and The Brass Tap, First Watch Restaurants, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant and more.
Datum is a full-service technology consulting partner and provides all-inclusive IT solutions to clients nationwide. Founded in 2003, Datum integrates best-of-breed technology solutions with specialties in the multi-unit restaurant market. Headquartered in Sarasota, Florida with satellite offices in Phoenix, Dallas and Los Angeles, Datum serves more than 3,700 active locations. There are currently over 162,000 client employees supported by Datum's technology center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.datumcorporation.com.
With over 85 restaurants open or under construction in 17 states, Florida-based Hurricane Grill & Wings® is known for its jumbo, fresh wings, more than 35 signature sauces and rubs and tropical, laid-back vibe. Named by USA Today as one of "10 Great Places to Wing It," selected as one of the "Future 50" by Restaurant Business and as one of Franchise Times "Top 40 Fast and Serious," Hurricane Grill & Wings' menu includes crave-able Hurricane's Garlic & Parm fries, tasty salads, seafood entrees and fresh ½ pound Angus burgers. The brand's signature Hurricane Bumby tops the list of its tropical drinks menu, along with a wide selection of craft beers and wines. The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1995 and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, with additional restaurants planned nationwide. For more information, visit www.hurricanewings.com.
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Hurricane Grill and Wings has 80 restaurants open or under construction across 15 states, and continues to expand rapidly with both corporate and franchised locations.
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