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November 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Ziosk and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill Announce System-Wide Roll-Out of Tabletop Tablets

Industry Leader Has Deployed Over 65,000 Tablets in More Than 1,250 Restaurants

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Ziosk, maker of the world's first ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the table tablet, and Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, today announced a partnership to bring Ziosk® tabletop tablets to all 65 Smokey Bones restaurants located across 16 states, primarily in the Eastern U.S. The rollout is expected to be completed by the end of February 2015.

Ziosk also announced that its current deployed footprint of over 65,000 Ziosk® tablets in more than 1,250 restaurants is impacting over $4 billion in checks per year. Ziosk is the industry leader, commanding 95 percent of the installed tabletop tablet market.

Smokey Bones is a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant specializing in authentic, slow-smoked barbeque favorites, featuring Wings, Ribs, Burgers and Chicken, all in a fun, energetic atmosphere known for friendly, attentive service. The Ziosk® 7-inch tablet will be conveniently displayed on each restaurant table, enhancing Smokey Bones' hospitality experience and giving guests the ability to interactively peruse its menu of American slow-smoked, barbeque favorites and specials, as well as order beverages, appetizers and desserts at their leisure.

The Ziosk® tablet gives guests control over their dining experience, helps restaurants improve their service and profits, increases tips for servers, and offers a unique and valuable way for advertisers to reach their audiences. The Ziosk® tablet also allows guests to play interactive games together, including zTrivia™, its proprietary trivia program updated bi-weekly with timely news and events designed to bring family and friends together as they share a meal. Additionally, guests can interact with friends via social media, pay their check right at the table whenever they choose, and share real-time feedback on their dining experience.

"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Smokey Bones and work with the company to enhance its guest dining experience," said Austen Mulinder, CEO of Ziosk. "After a successful testing period, we have seen the impact that the Ziosk tablet can have on Smokey Bones' service and guest satisfaction, and expect to complete installation of more than 3,300 Ziosk tablets on restaurant tables by early next year."

Chris Artinian, President and CEO of Smokey Bones added: "We looked at several tabletop tablet solutions and found Ziosk to be the most comprehensive offering and the only one to meet our security requirements. Ziosk's innovative technology has the ability to grow and evolve with our needs and is complementary to our guest experience, bringing pay-at-the-table functionality and a robust slate of offerings for loyalty, entertainment and social interaction."

For more information on Ziosk please visit www.ziosk.com.

About Ziosk
Based in Dallas, Ziosk is the creator of the first entertainment, ordering and pay-at-the-table tablet for the restaurant market. The industry leader commanding 95 percent of the installed tabletop tablet market, Ziosk has deployed more than 65,000 Ziosk® tablets in over 1,250 restaurants. The Ziosk® technology, featuring a 7-inch tablet and encrypted credit card reader, resides on each table and enables guests to see menu items, play games, view news and entertainment, order food and beverages and 'pay on demand;' all which gives guests control over their dining experience. With its interactive capabilities, Ziosk and its footprint have created the Ziosk Media Network™, a digital media platform for partners to create engaging experiences at the point of purchase. Ziosk is revolutionizing the experience and economics of dining. For more information, please visit www.ziosk.com. Ziosk is the owner of the Ziosk®, Ziosk Media Network™ and zTrivia™ family of marks and logos.

About Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
Smokey Bones, the favorite choice for food, drinks, and fun, is a full-service bar and fire-grill restaurant that operates 65 locations in 16 states and employs 3,700 people. It is owned by an affiliate of Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital Partners, whose portfolio of restaurants also includes Boston Market, Friendly's, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli's, Bar Louie, and other restaurant brands representing approximately 2,000 locations and $2.0 billion in sales. For more information on Smokey Bones, visit www.SmokeyBones.com.

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