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Wine and pizza and pasta, oh my!

In just two short weeks, we’ll be making the trek up to Atlantic City, NJ to exhibit at Pizza & Pasta NE. It’s the perfect opportunity to show off our revolutionary wine dispensing. What pairs better with pizza/pasta than wine? With the show fast approaching, we’ve had pizza on the brain. Let’s dive into the [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Carbon Footprint of Beer

In our previous post, we walked through the different layers that go into producing, packaging, and consuming a bottle of wine and how each affect its carbon footprint. This time, let’s take a look at wine’ carbonated cousin – beer. Beer is more complicated to evaluate than wine because of the wide variety of ingredients [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Green Series|0 Comments

Using technology to engage your restaurant guests

We’re living in a world where more and more F&B professionals need to consider their position on the tech playing field. Some new solutions are no-brainers - if you can install a smart dispensing system or more sophisticated POS/inventory management software, the benefits are obvious. But how can technology affect business beyond your back of [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Restaurant Association Show 2017: Postgame Wrap-up

To round out our trade show series, here's a recap of our experience at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show last month. It was our first time exhibiting at a large show and we came away with some new perspective. Read on for our thoughts as well as our post-show strategy. THE EXCITEMENT People refer to [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Trade Shows|0 Comments

How to Prevent Beverage Theft in Your Venue

According to The National Restaurant Association, employee theft accounts for 75% of restaurant inventory losses. The numbers don’t lie – beverage theft is a very real problem. But, the industry as a whole has been slow to offer the right solutions. HOW TO GAUGE THEFT IN YOUR VENUE The first step to solving any problem [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Loss Series, Theft|0 Comments

Why You Should Offer Multiple Pour Sizes

Have you ever been to an ice cream parlor that offers samples to help you choose your flavor? They understand that purchasing a full serving is a commitment. The same logic applies to beverages, where one size doesn’t fit all. Imagine a toddler with a large cup of Coke, or a couple being served tiny [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems|0 Comments

Tips for Attending a Trade Show

We’re heading to Chicago at the end of the week for the 2017 National Restaurant Association show. As exhibitors, we’ve been busy behind the scenes prepping our booth (#10037), setting meetings, and getting the word out. But, as an attendee, you can also benefit from having a solid game plan in place before the show. [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Trade Shows|1 Comment

Why We’re Excited for the 2017 National Restaurant Association Show

GETTING EXCITED In two short weeks, Chicago will welcome the industry’s best and brightest to the National Restaurant Association Show. Organizers expect 2,300 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees from around the world. This year, we’re jumping into the mix to show off our IoT beverage dispensing, make new friends, and see the sights. You can [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Trade Shows|0 Comments

2017 Greater Washington Innovation Awards

Back in March, we attended the Greater Washington Innovation Awards showcase, hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As a nominee for the Hospitality, Tourism & Entertainment Innovator of the Year, we had the opportunity to present our IoT beverage dispensing solution to a panel of industry experts and host a display booth among [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|News, Sestra in the News|0 Comments

How Overpouring Drains Profits and 4 Ways to Plug the Leaks in Your Venue

F&B managers, restaurant owners, and Bar Rescue junkies are all too familiar with overpouring. According to Hotel Business Review, “Shrinkage accounts for $10 billion in losses annually” for bars in the US. When it comes to any kind of beverage, the amount you’re serving needs to be exact. Overpouring is often unintentional The most common [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Beverage Industry Problems, Loss Series, Overpouring|0 Comments