Incorporate Wine Preservation and Dispensing into Your Restaurant

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Why are some prominent restaurateurs willing to invest in wine dispensing and preservation systems? Is it the savings? Or maybe the importance of consistency?

Wine dispensing and preservation systems can be a large investment of resources for many hospitality professionals. These sophisticated machines require money, maintenance, and time to adapt, but like all investments, you have to pay to reap the rewards.

The newest generation of wine dispensing uses preservation technology, and comes equipped with innovative features that result in money saved and more money earned. You can virtually limit spoilage, have precise pour amounts, prevent waste and set ideal temperature storing.

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Why Your Restaurant Needs Its Own Custom Mobile App

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145 million Americans now own a smartphone, over 60% of all mobile phones. That number is rapidly rising. (Comscore, August 2013). 88% of restaurant goers said they would be interested in downloading an app that gives them loyalty advantages/features while in-restaurant. (Long Range Systems, September 2013). 61% of people have a better opinion of brands when they offer a good mobile experience. (Latitude, December 2012). 72% of Millenials (16-24 year olds) expressed serious interest in receiving location-based restaurant offers on their mobile phones. (Partech, March 2011). The fact is, our smartphones are on us at all times. They’re as important to us as our keys and wallets or purses.

A custom mobile app for your restaurant can go beyond the currently popular loyalty aspects you’re surely hearing about, too. They encourage guests to check-in and share your location via social media, add consumers to your email list or VIP club, announce special upcoming events occurring at your location, include push notifications or in-app messaging to drive return visits and app engagement.

If your restaurant has a passionate following at all, a custom app can become your vehicle to stay connected with them.

Use a Tablet to Engage Customers and Increase Revenues

Why are restaurants utilizing tablets?

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Display Menus

Compared to the smart phone, the tablet is a better choice primarily because of its wider screen. With a bigger display, people are better able to see images and read text or descriptions of dishes being offered. 

Other than displaying content on menus, however, the tablet also has other uses in the restaurant business. 

Get Orders

Getting orders from customers is now a breeze with the tablet. As an example, a person ordering food can simply tap a button for a particular dish he or she wants to order and the staff at the kitchen will immediately be notified about it.

This functionality would no longer require a waiter to write down the order. He or she only has to wait for the customers to finish making their order via the tablet and makes sure the kitchen staff received everything.

Process Payments

Tablets can also be effectively used as a point of sale (POS) device. It can process credit card payments and issue receipts right in front of the customer. So when a tablet is provided for each table, for instance, it would be easy for people to pay for their orders without having to ask the waiter to get their bill from the cashier. No more long waiting in this scenario.

Again with this functionality, customers experience the most convenience while dining in a restaurant or food chain. Right there at their table, they can pay for their bill any time they want.

Business owners can even take advantage of this by offering coupons during the payment process to loyal customers. They can include the coupon in the receipt that’s issued by the tablet.

Monitor Customer Behavior

Still another advantage of using tablets is the ability to monitor customer feedback and behavior. With the analytics tool installed in the device, business owners can keep track of their customer satisfaction levels and they can even ask for feedback regarding their service during the payment process such as through a short survey.

Offer an Exciting Way to Display Your Wine Menu

 iPad Restaurant Menus for Wine and Beverages

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Some restaurants across the world are now using iPads to show their wine lists. Stupid and overkill, you say? Not if you sell a lot more wine because of it. Everyone using iPad wine lists seem to be having big sales jumps.

It’s not the novelty factor, the restaurant owners and clients say. The reason is simple and logical: Reviews.

Most people don’t know most vinos in a restaurant wine list. They may know that certain region and certain winery and certain grape and certain year are considered to be good or bad or just nice enough. But with so many references, most mortals don’t have a single clue. Now, if you had instant access to a short review for each wine from a credible source, then you can make a decision on the spot. So when Robert Parker says that a 1995 Pingus is “one of the greatest and most exciting wines I have ever tasted”, then you may decide that it’s well worth the price tag.

iPad wine list app for restaurants offers a new and exciting way to display your wine and beverage menus. Pass out an electronic menu to your guests on tablets and deliver a fun and interactive experience while increasing your restaurant sales. Tablet menus work for wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, food and any other restaurant items.