Famous DC Restaurant Serves Up Printed New Headlines
Peter J. Rogers, Jr., executive vice president, Investor Relations and Business Development at MICROS, said “We were asked to consider three ingredients: how the news industry is looking for new ways to disseminate its news, how advertisers are searching for innovative ways to cut through the clutter, and the fact that MICROS supports a worldwide fleet of printers reaching millions of readers.”
“Just like the Old Ebbitt Grill has long been influential in Washington, so has paper,” said Kathy Wholley, director of advertising & communications for Domtar. “And just like the presidents, dignitaries and celebrities who continue to dine in the Old Ebbitt, this project will help educate and entertain customers, stimulating conversation and showing one of the reasons paper continues to be so vital.”
“It’s a creative idea and we’re always happy to see novel new ways to give consumers the most up-to-date and most accurate news,” said Sue Cross, AP’s Senior Vice President for Business Development and Partnerships, Americas.
“We’ve got thousands of news-hungry Washingtonians coming to lunch, so we’re giving The Latest News a shot,” said the Ebbitt’s Managing Director, David Moran. “If this works at the Old Ebbitt, it just might sweep across the world.”
About The Old Ebbitt Grill
The Old Ebbitt Grill, just steps from The White House, was established in 1856 and was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt. A popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists and celebrities, the Ebbitt is part of the Clyde’s Restaurant Group.
MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), is the world’s leading developer of enterprise applications serving the hospitality and specialty retail industries. MICROS serves table service and quick service restaurants, hotels, the leisure and entertainment industry, and specialty retail stores, with complete information management solutions including software, hardware, enterprise systems integration, consulting and support. MICROS distributes its products through subsidiaries, independent dealers/distributors, and company-owned sales and service offices around the world.