Even if our staff member is not an expert about wine or cigars, they are perceived as an expert because they know how to use the app. Our customers regularly tell us how much they enjoy Uptown Network’s iPad wine and cigar experience.
Naples, FL and Virginia Beach, VA, (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Uptown Network (previously named Hospitality Social) and Havana Nights Jazz and Cigar Club today announced powerful new features that take the benefits of the Personal Sommelier app well beyond wine. In addition to the industry leading iPad Wine List, the new features add the ability to showcase cocktails, appetizers, beer, desserts, after dinner drinks and more. Havana Nights announced that they are using these new capabilities to highlight their cigar program.
"We sell both wine and cigars,” said Dana Rice, Owner of Havana Nights Jazz and Cigar Club in Virginia Beach, VA. “Even if our staff member is not an expert about wine or cigars, they are perceived as an expert because they know how to use the app. Our customers regularly tell us how much they enjoy Uptown Network’s iPad wine and cigar experience.”
Customer satisfaction is the driving reason for the sales increases. As guests become more confident in their purchasing decisions they are more comfortable increasing their spending. The app provides knowledge in an entertaining and engaging way that in turn provides confidence. Early brands have seen a 20-54% increase in sales with the Uptown app and network.
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.
“We believe that all dining will someday be interactive,” said Jack Serfass CEO of Uptown Network. “Paper menus have so many drawbacks compared to iPad menus. There is no question that soon iPad menus will out number paper menus.”
About Uptown Network
Uptown Network, formerly Hospitality Social, is a new company that debuted on May 21st at the NRA Restaurant Show. The company has quickly become the leader in leveraging Apple’s ecosystem to provide significant increases in guest satisfaction and dramatic growth in their customer’s revenue. Patent protection has been filed to protect many of Uptown’s unique inventions.
About Havana Nights Jazz and Cigar Club
Havana Nights is Hampton Roads' premiere location for live jazz entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Virginia Beach's Town Center on the corner of Market and Commerce St., Havana Nights proudly presents live music nightly in our Bang and Olufsen Jazz Club. Voted "Most Romantic Dining Room", the Caribbean Room will also tantalize your senses with tastes of the tropics from a Cuban and Caribbean inspired menu.
Contacts: For Uptown Network: Kristin Simmons Kristin(at)UptownNetwork(dot)com : 239-514-0236