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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Implements NorthStar iPad POS With Apple Pay In Las Vegas Restaurant

Award-winning, New York-based Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken today announced that it has integrated Apple Pay into the iPad-based NorthStar Order Entry POS system from Custom Business Solutions at its newest location in the Downtown Summerlin shopping center in Las Vegas. The integration of Apple Pay broadens the scope of available forms of payment for guests at the popular fried chicken restaurant.

“We knew the guests in our Las Vegas location look for a modern, convenient, and delicious experience the second they enter our restaurant. When considering ways to enhance the guest experience, we knew that technology would play an integral role,” said Bruce Bromberg, one of the chefs and co-owners of Blue Ribbon Restaurants. “We wanted a system that would increase convenience and payment security, while providing a future-conscious answer for our guests.”

Bromberg’s needs were quickly met by Custom Business Solutions (CBS), creators of the NorthStar cloud-based POS system that is currently deployed in numerous Blue Ribbon restaurants. CBS’ NorthStar provides Blue Ribbon with a native guest-facing capability, speedy staff interface and the ability to email receipts.


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“Blue Ribbon Restaurants are innovators in the restaurant space and they quickly adopted our iPad solution in a number of restaurants. It was only a matter of time before they would take it to the next level and add Apple Pay,” says Art Julian, CEO of Custom Business Solutions. “Implementing Apple Pay truly embodies the spirit of NorthStar Order Entry – allowing the guest to create the exact experience they want.”


The NorthStar Order Entry with Apple Pay combination has already had a positive impact for the Blue Ribbon Restaurant group and the team has plans to roll this combination out in more of its locations across the country in the coming months.


About Blue Ribbon Restaurants:

Blue Ribbon Restaurants was founded in 1992 by chefs and co-owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, and owns and operates 19 top-quality dining experiences in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and London.   Beginning with opening industry favorites Blue Ribbon Brasserie and Blue Ribbon Sushi on Sullivan Street in SoHo, the Bromberg Brothers’ latest ventures include The Ribbon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, a Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken in Las Vegas and a new Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Los Angeles at The Grove. Always defying convention, the restaurants range in scope from French-inspired brasserie, to Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill, a market, a wine bar and Brooklyn Bowl. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services and operates a wholesale bread bakery in New York City. In 2010 Bruce and Eric Bromberg released their first cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which offers recipes for Blue Ribbon signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Brombergs, visit



About Custom Business Solutions:

Since 1994, the software solutions offered by CBS have helped numerous hospitality professionals operate their businesses more profitably. Restaurants and restaurant guests alike have benefited from CBS’s NorthStar suite of products that offer something new in both Point of Sale and dining experiences. Combined with full 24/7 Support, CBS serves up incomparable innovation. Custom Business Solutions is truly Changing POS As You Know It.


CBS is headquartered in Irvine, CA with offices throughout the Western United States. For more information, visit


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