I was always a people person, but I didn’t realize I was born for Hospitality until I found myself as a Bar and Restaurant owner – and not just any bar down the road, but an icon.
Flashback 25+ years ago, I was working at the renowned Mac’s Brewery in Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand, when Terry & Bev McCashin offered me the opportunity to buy New Zealand’s first micro brew bar, The Brewers Arms in Merivale, Christchurch. This is where my hospitality career started.
The McCashins were the pioneers of the craft beer industry in New Zealand, and I was lucky to have their support and mentorship.
The Brewers Arms has always been an extremely busy venue, a famous pub pouring lots of pints and serving lots of food. But we had a tiny kitchen and there was no room to add more expensive equipment or more people.
The big question for me, as the new owner of The Brewers, was how could we increase table turnover and provide faster service while lifting our menu offering. So, I went looking for a solution, and I found Stonegrill!
After implementing the Stonegrill system into The Brewers Arms, and experiencing literally an overnight success, we decided to buy the rights to the Stonegrill concept for New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and more recently, the USA.
Stonegrill provides café, bar, hotel, restaurant owners, and in fact any food service operator:
– with a simple, cost effective food service system that creates theatre & atmosphere in your venue,
– a unique point of difference that appeals to all senses,
– it saves you labor & food costs,
– fast efficient service,
– and a sense of relief of how easy and simple it is to integrate it into any hospitality business without any downtime.
If you need more bums on seats while exciting your customers, and keep them coming back, please get in touch, we have a great product we believe in, and we would love to share it with you!
And if you think your venue feels tired and outdated, you are struggling to stand out from the crowd, we have several great hospitality brands and a fantastic support system we can share with you as well.