We talk to dozens of restaurants every day and they often tell us one of their top challenges is training their wait staff. And training staff on the wine list and beverage program can be extra difficult because there can be a lot of items, many details to know and it changes all the time. […]
About Josh Saunders
Josh is the Founder and CEO of Uncorkd. In addition to helping restaurants on their beverage programs, Josh enjoys cooking, craft beer, and wine. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his daughter.
Entries by Josh Saunders
So you’re creating a new wine list, overhauling your existing list, or just looking at ways to improve. We review hundreds of wine lists a month and along with our own data on designing for increased wine sales and our alcohol restaurant research report, both worth taking a look at, I’m here to provide tips […]
This past week the Uncorkd team participated at our first CMAA conference, which is the association representing country clubs and private clubs throughout the country. Uncorkd, as the leading iPad wine and beverage menu platform for the club industry, was excited to attend to network with our existing clients and meet new clubs interested in […]
Technology use among restaurants is seeing fast paced growth, and restaurant operators are beginning to understand the importance of mobile and tablet technology to improve their top and bottom line. According to Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President of Research for the National Restaurant Association, use of technology is expanding among all age groups. No, it’s not […]
By now you’re hearing about iPad wine lists or iPad drink menus popping up at restaurants around the world. There’s a large number of solutions out there to choose from and finding the right solution for your restaurant can be difficult. Here I’ve broken down some of the top considerations for you to think about […]
iPad wine menus are popping up across the country. But it isn’t only celebrity chefs using the technology. Although you can find iPad beverage menus at Gordon Ramsay’s or André Rochat’s restaurants, restaurants of all sizes across the country are using electronic wine menus, from independent operators to regional and corporate operators nationwide. One of the […]
The last few days has seen quite a bit of news about Olive Garden and their parent company, Darden. Starboard Value, a hedge fund that is one of the largest shareholders of the public company, has recently put forward a slate of 12 new board prospects to replace the entire board of Darden. Now, Starboard […]
The beverage industry is an industry of trends and catching on to the latest whiskey trend is critical for pleasing customers and increasing beverage sales. Whiskey has been hot for the last couple years, including bourbons, flavored whiskeys and now Irish whiskeys. First there was the Fireball craze, with a younger generation replacing Vodka […]
iPad wine and beverage menus are becoming more and more popular as restaurants learn about the benefits of the technology. Not only do the digital menus provide a significant ROI by increasing sales, they also provide a number of other benefits, from improved staff training to saving time updating menus.
There is a large problem with the current state of technology in the wine and beverage industry that hinders innovation across the entire supply chain, from producer to distributor to restaurant/retailer and ultimately the consumer. It’s the reason why many tech startups in the wine, beer and spirits space have a hard time gaining traction; leaving […]