SOURCE: American Blue Ribbon Holdings

American Blue Ribbon Holdings

February 02, 2015 09:00 ET

American Blue Ribbon Holdings Partners With FIS to Enhance IT Capability and Security

Strategic Engagement to Further Increase Data and Credit Card Security for Guests Across the Nationwide Footprint of Diversified Restaurant Holding Company

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2015) - American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH), the eighth largest full service restaurant holding company in the U.S., today announced it has partnered with FIS™ (NYSE: FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, for support of key IT functions for the company including infrastructure, help desk and database administration.

"Our partnership with FIS will allow us to deliver superior IT services and efficiencies to all of our distinct brands while concurrently enhancing data and credit card protection for guests of our company owned restaurants located throughout 42 states," said Hazem Ouf, CEO of ABRH. "As a fast growing, diversified restaurant company, it is imperative to have IT capabilities that are scalable across our entire footprint to meet the ever-increasing need for timeliness, accuracy and security. FIS will allow us to operate nationwide with a sophisticated and secure infrastructure, providing peace-of-mind, and increased capacity and potential."

 "Across all industries, companies are faced with the need to stay ahead of growing IT challenges, such as security, service levels, disaster recovery and incident management, which can negatively impact their operations," said Ismail Amla, global financial institutions executive, FIS. "We're pleased that FIS' breadth of services, expertise and delivery capabilities made us the right choice for ABRH's business."

The ABRH brands supported by the partnership include O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Max & Erma's, Village Inn, Bakers Square, and Legendary Baking.

ABRH will continue to manage application development, enterprise systems, quality assurance, project management, and retail technology systems within its own IT department.

"By partnering with FIS, our own IT team and operators can remain focused on adding value to ABRH by deploying new technologies that benefit our guests through improved store operations and an enhanced dining experience," added Ouf.

About American Blue Ribbon Holdings

American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH) is a diversified restaurant company that operates or franchises more than 630 company and franchise restaurants in 43 states. ABRH brands include O'Charley's, Ninety Nine Restaurants, Max & Erma's, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Legendary Baking. ABRH is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF). For more information on American Blue Ribbon Holdings, please visit

About FIS
FIS is a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., FIS employs more than 40,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions, FIS is 426 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit

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