Uptown Network Blog

HOW TO INCREASE WINE SALES WITH A VIRTUAL WINE LIST AND WINE LOCKER

The challenges of increasing wine sales are faced by every restaurant of every caliber. It’s difficult to keep your staff and customers educated on the wines you serve, and maintaining an up-to-date wine menu with the right information is time consuming. And even if you can accomplish those things, turning happy customers into loyal ones...

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UPTOWN NETWORK™ ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPGRADE, VERSION 7

Released today, Uptown Network Version 7 revolutionizes consumer interactions with restaurant brands like never before. Tracking real-time customer activity, this new version shows new items and trends across the industry’s best brands. Consumers can see new wines and trending food, and complete food and beverage menus.

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5 REASONS WHY RESTAURANTS SHOULD HAVE A DIGITAL MENU

There’s no shortage of competition in the restaurant industry so staying innovative is essential. Providing a digital menu as part of your customer experience enhances their enjoyment and provides them with something unique that they can share with their friends online and off to help grow your business. Here are five top reasons why restaurants should make the switch to a digital menu.

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UPTOWN NETWORK CURATOR AND MASTER SOMMELIER ROBERT BATH

Uptown Network is proud to have the illustrious Robert Bath as our curator. Mr. Bath is currently one of only 135 Master Sommeliers in the US and 214 Master Sommeliers worldwide, and he ensures the quality of our tasting notes, bringing his enormous experience to your food and wine pairings.

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UPTOWN NETWORK'S FEATURED MEMBER: BULL & BEAR AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA

At Uptown Network™, our members are a big part of what makes us great. By serving their needs and really caring about their success, we get amazing feedback to make our network better and better with each new addition.

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CONSUMERS EXPECT MORE TECH IN RESTAURANTS: NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS

Uptown Network member, The Capital Grille, was featured in Nation's Restaurant News in an article about how consumers expect more tech from all restaurants.

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UPTOWN NETWORK FEATURED AT CAPITAL GRILLE IN WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE

August's Wine Spectator talks about technology and wines in its latest issue, and Uptown Network is proud to have our mobile solution app and network member, Capital Grille, referenced in the article, including the following passages...

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PAPER WINE LISTS ARE A THING OF THE PAST AT THE CIRCULAR

Brian Confair, Beverage Manager at The Hotel Hershey talks about their iPad Wine List from Uptown Network. The Uptown Network app has increased wine sales, enhances the dining experience and keeps the staff educated in their wine knowledge!

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BOOST YOUR RESTAURANT’S REVIEWS ON YELP WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY

If you’ve ever traveled to a new city with your cellphone then you’ve likely checked out some reviews on Yelp to discover the best places to dine. Reading through other people’s first-hand experiences, ratings, and suggestions can really impact your dining decisions.

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WINE TASTING AT SER STEAK & SPIRITS HAS GONE DIGITAL

Hear Russell Burkett, the Wine Director/Sommelier at SĒR, explains how going digital with their iPad has changed wine tasting.

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MISS AMERICA CHECKS OUT TASTE OF THE NFL WITH UPTOWN NETWORK

It's not every day you get Miss America using your product, so this is a fun one for us! Thanks to Mallory Hagan for checking out the Taste of the NFL iPad App with our very own Nadine Serfass.

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UPTOWN NETWORK AND THE TASTE OF THE NFL PARTNER UP!

Uptown Network and our Members are passionate about feeding the hungry. Being part of the hospitality industry by definition means that no one wants to see anyone go hungry. We are delighted that the Taste of the NFL chose Uptown Network to be their exclusive digital media partner.

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MOBILE TABLETS TO EMPOWER NOT REPLACE RESTAURANT STAFF

Uptown Network today announced that it has been working on a revolutionary training capability for the hospitality industry. This new mobile product can reduce training expenses by over 80% and dramatically improve customer service.

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SHULA'S STEAKHOUSE SAYS UPTOWN NETWORK INCREASES WINE SALES

If you’ve eaten in a Shula’s Steakhouse recently, you may have been presented with an unusual wine list. Instead of a paper wine list, the sommelier presents you with an iPad with a menu of wines using a software program made by a Naples-based company called Uptown Network.

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SMART MENUS: SOCIAL MOBILE AWARE REAL-TIME

SMART stands for Social, Mobile, Aware and Real-Time. As paper menus are replaced with interactive menus, there is a tremendous opportunity to empower staff and engage consumers. Apple used SMART Services to take the lead in retail consumer electronics at its Apple Stores.

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HILTON HOTELS CHOOSE UPTOWN NETWORK

Uptown Network today announced that after a competitive analysis, Hilton Hotels has selected Uptown Network. "Our company has had a longstanding tradition of being a leader in new hospitality technology," said Ed Dorman, Director of Food and Beverage at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.

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  • The app provides a great way to share in the Taste of the NFL experience from anywhere in the world and help feed the hungry at the same time.

  • What a great concept and so useful! I am by no means a pro at pairing wine with food, but I love both. This app is so helpful when my husband and I are dining out. We get to look at the menu and wines before hand and are more prepared once we get there to order something guaranteed to be yummy!

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  • Something like this [Uptown Network] is going to be what separates the competitors, and what it's going to give you as a restaurateur is the opportunity to generate more revenue, generate more excitement at a nominal cost.

    Honig Vineyards
  • I've used this app several times and each time I found an exceptional bottle that I would not have known about. I highly recommend it for restaurant owners for their guests. I know I up-sold myself each time I dined at a spot with this app. If I owned restaurants I would definitely have this. It so easy to use.

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  • Uptown Network... is leading the way in making iPad wine list programs around the country more functional for the restaurant and more beneficial to the consumer.

    Master Sommelier