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McAlister’s Deli Partners with SecureConnect to Encourage PCI Compliance among Franchise Community
Implementing more comprehensive PCI services, McAlister’s will increase initiatives during the second half of the year to communicate the importance of compliance.
Originally using BHI SecureConnect®
Despite the usually negative connotation surrounding PCI compliance, franchise owners have been very positive about actions to improve security across the brand. “As a franchisor, we thought we needed to help educate franchisees as much as possible,” Newell said. Having kicked off efforts in April with a PCI Awareness Month, McAlister’s Deli hopes to continue momentum through the summer to educate and inform franchisees about PCI compliance. Recent communications include an email campaign highlighting PCI information and promoting a PCI webinar hosted by BHI SecureConnect®
Despite these strides, misinformation surrounding the PCI Data Security Standard will be one of the biggest struggles for the brand. “Some franchisees truly believe that if their POS software is updated to the current version they are compliant” Newell said. The PCI DSS is much more involved, however, and includes 216 requirements that must be achieved by owners. Although daunting by number, franchisees can take advantage of the McAlister’s Deli National Account with BHI SecureConnect®
As the foundation of their PCI compliance and security solution, the SecureConnect®
About BHI Advanced Internet, Inc. provider of SecureConnect®:
BHI Advanced Internet is a leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), offering a wide-range of Internet security, managed network, and PCI compliance services to the multi-site retail industry. Ranked the #18 MSSP worldwide by MSPmentor magazine in 2009, the company has experienced double digit revenue growth each of the past five years. SecureConnect®
About McAlister’s Deli
McAlister’s Corporation, headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., is a quick-casual restaurant featuring efficient counter ordering, attentive table service, over 100 different high-quality, deli-style foods and great value. McAlister’s was recently named one of the Best 10 restaurants for families by Parents Magazine for their commitment to healthfulness and choice on the menu. Currently, McAlister’s Deli has over 290 restaurants operating in 23 states.
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