Uptown’s iPad Wine List Doubles Sales at the Masters

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Manuel’s Bread Café enjoys record wine sales.

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We do a large portion of our annual business when the Masters is in town. The Uptown iPad Wine List had our overall wine sales up 20%. We were surprised and excited to see a 100% increase during our busiest time of year!

Uptown Network (previously named Hospitality Social) and Manuel’s Bread Café today announced a dramatic increase in wine sales during the Masters Golf Tournament. A recently installed iPad Wine List more than doubled wine sales year over year.

“We do a large portion of our annual business when the Masters is in town,” explained Manuel Verney-Carron, Owner, Manuel’s Bread Café. “The Uptown iPad Wine List had our overall wine sales up 20%. We were surprised and excited to see a 100% increase during our busiest time of year!”

iPad Wine Lists appeal to and attract affluent diners, such as people who attend events like the Masters.

“We had trouble keeping our high end wines in stock,” said Verney-Carron. “What a great challenge to have.”

In addition to offering iPad Wine Lists on site, a significant advantage of Uptown Network is that venues also have a presence on Apple’s App Store. Over 60,000,000 iPad users can download Uptown’s app that includes many leading restaurants and brands. The app can be downloaded here in Apple’s App Store.

“Apple has given the industry a great gift,” said Jack Serfass CEO of Uptown Network. “Integrating electronic menus with the App Store, Social Media, On-line Reservations and GPS drives customers that otherwise would dine elsewhere. We are at the very beginning of a transformation on how affluent guests select where they will spend their dining dollars.”

About Uptown Network
Uptown Network, formerly Hospitality Social, is a new company that debuted on May 21st at the NRA Restaurant Show. Every day, billions of dollars are spent in the hospitality industry based on social networking. However, the explosion of mobile and the Apple App store is changing the landscape and spending habits of consumers. Mobile Concierge Networks are emerging as the winning solution and Uptown Network plans to be the leading company in the new category.

About Manuel’s Bread Café
Nestled within the cradle of North Augusta’s ambitious and visionary Hammond’s Ferry riverfront development, Manuel’s Bread Café combines the storied tradition of a French bakery, pastry and food shop with an unforgettable casual dining experience. From his hometown of Lyon, the Mecca of French cuisine, culinary wizard Chef Manuel Verney-Carron uses his exceptional artistry to extend delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, all guaranteed to delight any palette.

Contacts: For Uptown Network: Kristin Simmons : Kristin(at)UptownNetwork(dot)com : 239-514-0236

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