WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 31, 2007

                            PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         DELAWARE                    1-09720                     16-1434688
(State or other jurisdiction of    (Commission                (I.R.S. Employer
      incorporation)               File Number)              Identification No.)

                               PAR Technology Park
                              8383 Seneca Turnpike
                           New Hartford, NY 13413-4991

               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (315) 738-0600

                                 Not Applicable

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain  Officers;  Election of  Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 8, 2008, PAR Technology  Corporation  (the  "Company")  announced the
appointment  of  Stephen  P.  Lynch as  President  of the  Company's  Government
Business,  effective  January 1, 2008. The Company also announced the retirement
of Mr.  Al  Lane,  Mr.  Lynch's  predecessor  as,  President  of  the  Company's
Government Business, effective December 31, 2007.

A copy of the press  release  dated  January  8,  2008  announcing  Mr.  Lynch's
appointment and Mr. Lane's  retirement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is
incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

     99.1 Press Release of PAR Technology Corporation dated January 8, 2008.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

January 7, 2008                        By:  /s/ Ronald J. Casciano
                                       Name:  Ronald J. Casciano
                                       Title: Vice President, Chief Financial
                                              Officer and Treasurer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

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   99.1        Press Release of PAR Technology Corporation dated January 8, 2008

FOR RELEASE:     New Hartford, NY, January 8, 2008
CONTACT:         Christopher R. Byrnes (315) 738 - 0600 ext. 226
                 cbyrnes@partech.com, www.partech.com


              PAR Technology Corporation Appoints Stephen P. Lynch

                     President of PAR's Government Business


NEW HARTFORD,  N.Y.--January 8, 2008-- PAR Technology  Corporation  (NYSE:  PTC)
announced  today  that  Stephen  P.  Lynch  has been  named  President  of PAR's
Government  Business  effective  January 1, 2008.  Lynch will  report to John W.
Sammon,  Chairman and Chief  Executive  Officer of PAR  Technology  Corporation.
Lynch  replaces Al Lane who retired from the company in  December,  2007 after a
successful 20 year career with PAR.

"We are pleased to have Steve on board as we complete the leadership  transition
of our  Government  business  segment,"  Sammon  stated.  "Following  Al  Lane's
leadership  we again have an  individual  in place with  extensive  military and
business  experience,  who understands how to continue the profitable  tradition
and expand the revenue  growth of this  business for our  company.  Steve's past
military  and  management  experience  will be  invaluable  in  this  leadership
position." Over the last twenty-eight  years,  Lynch has demonstrated his strong
leadership skills as a United States Marine Corps officer with a strong emphasis
on operational Command,  Control,  Communications and Intelligence in support of
various Marine Corps missions  throughout the world. During his military career,
Lynch  enjoyed  great success as a  transformational  leader  serving in several
important  command and staff positions,  most notably as the Aide-de-Camp to the
Chairman of the Joint  Chiefs of Staff and as the Chief of Staff on two separate
occasions for the 1st and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wings.

Lynch commented, "I am very excited to be part of an organization like PAR which
has set the standard in providing  leading I/T services to the U.S. military and
other  federal,  state and local  agencies.  I look  forward to working with the
management  team and our existing  staff,  and I am eager to further develop and
grow this business segment with the wide array of strong technical  capabilities
PAR has to offer."


PAR Technology  Corporation is a leading  provider of professional  services and
enterprise  business  intelligence  software  and  hardware  to the  hospitality
industry. PAR develops, markets and supports hardware and software products that
improve  the  ability of  hospitality  business  professionals  to make  timely,
fact-based  business  decisions.  The  Company  is a  premier  provider  of  I/T
management  solutions  to hotel  and  restaurant  companies,  with  over  45,000
installations worldwide in over 105 countries. PAR is also a leader in providing
computer-based  system  design and  engineering  services to the  Department  of
Defense and Federal Government Agencies.  PAR Technology  Corporation's stock is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PTC. For more information
visit the Company's website at www.partech.com.