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MAC POS MAKING INROADS WITH QUICK-SERVE CATEGORY; BURGER KING, McDONALD'S AND ROY ROGERS UNITS HAVE SYSTEM

 MAC POS MAKING INROADS WITH QUICK-SERVE CATEGORY;
 BURGER KING, McDONALD'S AND ROY ROGERS UNITS HAVE SYSTEM
 PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Money Access Service (MAC) announced today an agreement with North-Serv Systems, Inc., franchisee for six Burger King(R) restaurants in the Philadelphia area, to accept the MAC card for payment at the Burger King restaurant at 40th and Walnut, adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania campus.
 According to John Acuff, president of North-Serv Systems, Inc., the MAC card terminals have been in operation for approximately two months. "Our decision to offer the MAC card payment option was based on customer convenience," said Acuff, who said he believes that accepting MAC cards for payment gives him a competitive edge over other campus eateries. "College students often don't carry a lot of cash, but most of them carry a MAC card," said Acuff.
 Acuff has seen a positive impact on sales since the MAC POS has been in effect. "The average MAC card transaction is about $2.50 more than the store average," he said. Currently, MAC card payment is available on only one lane; however, Acuff is now exploring a multi-lane -- and multi store -- installation.
 MAC POS is also currently available for payment at the Roy Rogers(R) restaurants at the Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville, N.J., and Woodbury, N.J.; and at the McDonald's(R) restaurant on Route 1 in Langhorne, Pa.
 According to Donald J. Gleason, MAC senior vice president and network manager, the quick service restaurant category is a logical match for MAC POS. "Quick service restaurants and MAC POS share a common characteristic -- convenience for the consumer," said Gleason. "We will certainly be expanding our efforts in this category in the future."
 Philadelphia National Bank, merchant bank for North-Serv Systems, Inc., was the sponsor bank for implementation of the MAC card payment option system.
 The MAC system currently has 932 participating financial institutions and approximately 18 million cardholders. MAC-branded terminals can be found in 17 states, with the majority located in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. MAC is the leading regional ATM network in the nation for switched transactions, and a leading provider of point-of-sale services, recording 49 million transactions per month through 7,843 ATMs, including more than 1 million POS transactions through 10,000 point-of-sale locations.
 MAC and the Money Access Service are registered trademarks of the MAC program, which is offered as a correspondent banking service of CoreStates Bank, NA.
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 /CONTACT: Belle Gauvry of Earle Palmer Brown & Spiro, 215-851-9676, for MAC. CO: Money Access Service; North-Serv Systems, Inc.; CoreStates Bank,
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