Washington, D.C. 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): August 21, 2003

                           PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

             001-09720                                     16-1434688
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      (Commission File Number)                 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

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

ITEM 4.  Changes in Registrant's Certifying Accountants.

          On July 23,  2003,  the  Audit  Committee  of our  Board of  Directors
          authorized management of PAR Technology  Corporation to seek proposals
          from accounting firms  interested in replacing  PricewaterhouseCoopers
          LLP as our independent accountants.  Subsequently,  we sent letters to
          three  accounting  firms  inquiring as to their interest in submitting
          proposals to act as our independent  accountants.  On August 21, 2003,
          PricewaterhouseCoopers    LLP    resigned.    We    have    authorized
          PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP to respond fully and without limitation to
          any inquiries made by a successor  accounting  firm. We have not named
          such successor firm as of the date of this filing.

          As has been  previously  disclosed,  we have  restated  our  financial
          statements  for the fiscal years ended  December 31, 2000 and 2001 and
          the first three fiscal  quarters of 2002 as a result of our conclusion
          that we  should  recognize  revenue  on  certain  product  sales  upon
          delivery to the customer site. Previously, PAR Technology had recorded
          revenue  for these  sales  when  products  left our  facility.  In the
          aggregate,  the restatement  decreased our net revenue by $675,000 for
          the entire period of fiscal years 2000, 2001 and the nine months ended
          September 30, 2002. This amount  represents 0.2% of the total revenues
          during that  period.  The  aggregate  change in our net income for the
          same period was an increase of $238,000.

          The reports of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for each of the fiscal years
          ended December 31, 2000,  2001 and 2002,  contained no adverse opinion
          or  disclaimer  of opinion  and were not  qualified  or modified as to
          uncertainty,     audit    scope,     or     accounting     principles.
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's report for the fiscal year ended December
          31, 2002,  dated March 28, 2003, makes reference to the restatement of
          PAR Technology's previously issued financial statements.

          In July 2003,  PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP  delivered  its  management
          letter to, and discussed it with,  Management and the Audit Committee.
          The    management    letter   is   the    formal    means   by   which
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reports to us its findings,  developed as a
          result  of its  annual  audit,  with  regard to  accounting  policies,
          procedures    and    controls.     In    this    management     letter
          PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP stated its belief that material weaknesses
          existed  at the  time  of  the  audit  with  respect  to  our  revenue
          recognition  practices that ultimately  resulted in the aforementioned
          restatement. In the management letter, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP also
          made  recommendations  regarding  systems and  procedures  relating to
          revenue recognition.

          While we did not agree with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's determination
          that  the  business  practices  in  place  led to the  restatement  or
          constituted a material weakness in policies,  procedures and controls,
          we   have   implemented   all   of   the   recommendations   made   by
          PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their management letter.

          In  connection  with its audits for the two most recent  fiscal  years
          ended  December  31, 2002 and 2001 and  through  August 21, 2003 there
          have  been no  disagreements  with  PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP on any
          matter of  accounting  principles or  practices,  financial  statement
          disclosure,  or auditing scope or procedure,  which disagreements,  if
          not resolved to the satisfaction of PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP, would
          have  caused  them to make  reference  to the  subject  matter  of the
          disagreement  in  connection  with  their  reports  on  the  financial
          statements for such years. Except as described in the fourth paragraph
          above, during the two most recent fiscal years ended December 31, 2002
          and 2001, and through  August 21, 2003,  there have been no reportable
          events (as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(v)).

          We    provided   a   copy   of   the    foregoing    disclosures    to
          PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP prior to filing  of this  report.  We also
          have filed a copy of PricewaterhouseCoopers  LLP's letter (as required
          by Item  304(a)(3) of Regulation  S-K) as an exhibit to this report on
          Form 8-K.


          16.1 Letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, dated August 27, 2003.


     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

August 27, 2003                             By: /s/  Ronald J. Casciano
                                             Ronald J. Casciano
                                             Vice President, Chief Financial
                                             Officer and Treasurer

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number    Description
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     16.1         Letter from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP dated August 27, 2003.

Exhibit 16.1

August 27, 2003

Securities and Exchange Commission
450 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20549


We have read the statements made by PAR Technology  Corporation  (the "Company")
which we understand will be filed with the Commission pursuant to Item 4 of Form
8-K as part of the  Company's  Form 8-K report dated  August 21, 2003.  We agree
with the statements  contained in the aforementioned  Form 8-K as they relate to
our firm,  except that we have no basis for commenting as to whether the Company
has  implemented  all  of  the  recommendations  made  by us in  our  referenced
management  letter.  Further,  as  we  were  not  previously  advised  regarding
proposals being sought from other independent accountants,  we have no basis for
commenting regarding the first two sentences and fifth sentence of the the first

Very truly yours,

/s/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP