Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Gather, the leading provider of online private dining & event management software, today announced an expansion of their partnership with Concentrics Hospitality Group. Concentrics is known for creating innovative dining experiences with regionally and nationally acclaimed restaurants like TWO Urban Licks, ONE Midtown Kitchen, The Spence, and the highly anticipated Juniper & Ivy. Both The Spence and Juniper & Ivy were opened in collaboration with Top Chef All-Stars Champion Richard Blais.
In addition to owning and operating their own restaurants, Concentrics offers a development and management consulting service that provides operational solutions to restaurants nationwide. Gather’s partnership with Concentrics ensures that their own concepts and client concepts alike will be well positioned to build a successful private events business and provide an exceptional events experience for customers.
“Events are huge part of our business,” said Todd Rushing, Concentrics Restaurants Operating Partner. “Gather has helped us achieve record levels of private events business in our existing concepts. We’re excited to extend our partnership, ensuring the same level of success in all our clients’ concepts.”
Gather offers restaurants like those Concentrics works with the ability to automate their event management, allowing their sales teams to spend less time on administrative tasks like drawing up event orders and more time proactively selling new business. Leads coming in via phone, email and the restaurant’s website are automatically collected in Gather, ensuring easy and prompt follow-up. Gather also eliminates the need to fax, print, and scan documents like contracts with its E-Sign capabilities and Online Customer Portal.
The partnership helps Concentrics clients become leaders for private events in their respective markets. “We help restaurant owners across the country successfully manage all aspects of their business – from concept creation to day-to-day business management,” continued Rushing. “We can help our clients easily manage their events business with a single, easy-to-use online platform by partnering with Gather. We’re glad our clients will benefit from Gather’s platform, which has been successful in our own concepts.”
Concentrics joins a number of other Atlanta-based hospitality groups using Gather, including those from acclaimed restaurateurs Anne Quatrano, Ford Fry, and Federico Castellucci III.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Todd, Joe, Farrah, and the entire Concentrics team for a while now, and we’re thrilled to welcome their clients’ concepts to the Gather family,” said Nicholas Miller, Gather’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Our partnership ensures a best-in-industry private events experience for their staff and customers alike across their concepts.”
About Concentrics Restaurants
Concentrics Restaurants, founded in 2002 by Bob Amick and Todd Rushing, represents some of the industry's most unique and electrifying restaurants. Concentrics Restaurants offers a full-service development and management team headed by Bob Amick and Todd Rushing that provides A to Z solutions to any food and beverage operational needs. Due to national hotel, corporate and individual interests Concentrics Restaurants has partnered with Murphy's Restaurant, Sports Radio 790 The Zone, Legacy Property Group, France Developments, The Novare Group and ECD Company to launch and grow nationally successful concepts under the Concentrics umbrella.
Concentrics Restaurants have been recognized in nationally-acclaimed publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Food Arts, O, The Oprah Magazine, Delta Sky, GO!, Lucky and InStyle magazine, along with having the first Atlanta chef to appear on the Food Network's culinary showdown, "Iron Chef America" and a feature on "Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels."
For more information on Concentrics Restaurants, visit concentricsrestaurants.com.
Gather is a sales & marketing platform used by top venues across the US to manage and grow their private events business.
We’re re-imagining the way corporate events, rehearsal dinners, private parties and weddings are planned at restaurants and event venues. Hundreds of restaurants and venues in Atlanta, New York City, Dallas, and other markets across the US rely on our software for their private events business, and thousands of event planners interact with our customer portal on a monthly basis.
For more information on Gather, visit venues.gatherhere.com.