GUSTO Supports End-to-End Encryption with Mercury


Bethesda, MD, October 29, 2015 –(– GUSTO, a nationwide leader in enterprise point of sale technology for the fast-casual marketplace, announces a direct integration with Mercury Payment Systems, a Vantiv company (NYSE: VNTV), supporting their end-to-end encrypted solution with tokenization. This marks the beginning of a partnership with Mercury, a leading provider of payments technology and services for small and medium- sized businesses.

A direct integration with Mercury’s end-to-end encrypted solution offers GUSTO clients a holistic business management solution that helps run their business more efficiently and process payments quickly and securely. GUSTO unlocks centralized access to actionable intelligence, seamless connections to the best in customer loyalty and rewards, stability, and performance, all while working to “keep IT out of the restaurant.” With this direct integration, GUSTO now provides its clients a top tier payment processor so they can focus on managing their business.

“We’re ecstatic to be working with Mercury,” says GUSTO CEO Bill Draper. “Mercury revolutionized the payment processing industry and works with their partners in an industry-leading manner. Mercury offers extremely competitive rates to our mutual clients and continues to lead the way in quality, education, and most importantly, supporting the needs of an ever changing operator with features like end-to-end encryption, tokenization and EMV acceptance.”

“We are pleased to partner with GUSTO as we are 100 percent aligned with them on making IT and payments easier for fast casual businesses,” says Matt Downs, Senior Vice President of Channel, Integrated Payments at Vantiv. “Also, GUSTO’s adoption of our security solutions, including end-to-end encryption and tokenization speaks to our mutual commitment to keep our clients secure, and ensure card holders are protected in this challenging time.”

Partnering with Mercury allows GUSTO to offer an industry leading payment processor to their oft-underserved multi-unit, enterprise customers and to add another highly respected industry leader to its growing list of direct partnerships. In addition, GUSTO can leverage Mercury’s sophisticated understanding of the industry to help ensure that GUSTO clients continue to receive an exceptionally safe and secure POS solution with thoughtful customer service experiences.

Based in Bethesda, MD, GUSTO aims to deliver fast-casual entrepreneurs the tools they need to operate a single location or a robust franchise. In order to grow their businesses, restaurant owners require POS systems that bring simplicity to the front of house operations while providing a native powerful back of house tool-set that yields the organized, actionable data that fuels business growth.

“We strive to be a trusted partner to our clients; this partnership with Mercury allows us to provide them a relevant end-to-end encrypted payment solution with tokenization and support for EMV acceptance,” says Niko Papademetriou, GUSTO’s Director of Business Development. “Teaming up with such a celebrated and forward thinking brand demonstrates our desire to only bring the best solutions to our clients.”


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