Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Elavon Signs Atlanta-Area Hotspot Taco Mac

By Holly Lytle Twenty-Four Metro Locations Roll Out Credit & Debit Card Processing

ATLANTA - April 14, 2009 - Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), has signed Tappan Street Restaurant Group's Taco Mac. The agreement provides credit and debit card processing for all 24 Taco Mac locations throughout metro-Atlanta and Chattanooga.

"We've been around since 1979," said Bob Campbell, president of Tappan Street Restaurant Group, Taco Mac's parent company. "When we first opened our doors, credit card acceptance was a novelty. Elavon has shown us how far the industry has come, and we look forward to working with them to provide flexible payment choices for our loyal customers."

"Elavon is delighted to be a part of Taco Mac's Atlanta tradition, especially since they are right in our backyard," said Stuart C. Harvey, Jr., CEO of Atlanta-based Elavon. "We look forward to delivering on our promise of service excellence."

About Elavon:
Elavon's Global Acquiring Solutions organization is a part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada and Puerto Rico. Solutions include credit and debit card processing, electronic check services, gift cards, dynamic currency conversion, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring. Elavon's services are marketed through multiple alliance partner channels including financial institutions, trade associations and ISOs. Elavon has solutions to meet the needs of merchants in specialized markets including small business, retail, hospitality/T&E, health care, education and the public sector. Elavon represents the former brands of NOVA Information Systems and its affiliates FHMS and euroConex. For more information visit www.elavon.com.

About Taco Mac:
Known for its delicious Buffalo wings, unparalleled beer selection, great atmosphere and excellent service, Taco Mac began in Atlanta in 1979 when a couple of guys from Buffalo, N.Y. made a pit stop in Atlanta on their way to Florida. After touring the city and enjoying the weather they decided to stay and bring a popular northern cuisine - Buffalo wings - to the sunny South. Thirty years later, Taco Mac now has 23 stores in metro Atlanta and Chattanooga, and continues to grow, with new locations expected to open in Charlotte later this year. Today most Taco Mac restaurants have approximately 35 high-definition, flat-screen televisions on display for guests to enjoy local and national sporting competitions. Taco Mac, owned by Atlanta-based Tappan Street Restaurant Group, has also made a name for itself as an avid supporter of the community. From in-kind donations for a school giveaway to an annual golf tournament that raises funds for non-profit organizations, Taco Mac is dedicated to serving the communities that surround them. For more information, visit www.tacomac.com.

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