Englewood, CO—AccuBar announced that Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, which includes the renowned Spago and Chinois restaurants, has chosen AccuBar to manage its bar and wine cellar operations.
The company has completed installation in its five Las Vegas locations: Spago and Chinois, in The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace; Postrio, in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; Trattoria del Lupo, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino; and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in the MGM Grand. Four other restaurants in Southern California and Hawaii will follow, company officials say.
Although AccuBar is an industry leader for its ability to simplify many aspects of beverage management, it was the system’s capabilities in the wine cellar that initially attracted the attention of Puck’s management team. The PDA-based system enables users to much more easily account for the growing wine lists that are so prevalent in the fine dining sector.
Tim Wilson, Wolfgang Puck’s beverage director and a previous AccuBar user, said putting in AccuBar was a top priority. “One of the first systems we have implemented since I started is the AccuBar system with the new Pocket PC MC-50 [handheld], which is an even better system than I had been using previously. The omni-directional barcode reader makes scanning bottles even easier, the color screen is brighter and easier to read, and the extended search look-up function makes finding items in the database much faster.
“The team at AccuBar has made a great system even better,” Wilson said. “In addition to developing an excellent product, AccuBar has always provided superlative tech support.”
AccuBar uses a handheld equipped with a barcode scanner and server-based management software to simplify many aspects of the typically troublesome process required to track liquor, wine and beer in hospitality operations. Using AccuBar to modernize this crucial process results in substantial labor savings, increased staff accountability, and more timely information about problem areas in beverage operations.
Contact: Dave Grimm