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BinWise Adds Seattle-based Heavy Restaurant Group to its Diverse Customer Base

BinWise's beverage management system excels across the spectrum, from casual cafe-bars to fine dining concepts.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BinWise, Inc., the leading cloud-based beverage management program, is pleased to announce that Heavy Restaurant Group based in Seattle, Washington, has implemented its enterprise software in all seven of its locations. With a diverse range of restaurants including Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, Lot No. 3, Barrio and The Commons, Heavy Restaurant Group's offerings encompass sophisticated wine bars, trendy Mexican cuisine with craft cocktails and casual cafe-bars with craft cocktails and brews.

BinWise continues to demonstrate its versatility across a wide array of restaurant types and sizes.  Katelyn Peil, the Wine Director notes that BinWise helps her manage both a large, global wine list and a smaller cafe-bar equally well.  "At Purple, we have 600 bottles and 80 glass selections that we tailor according to the menu while The Commons is a cafe-bar with craft cocktails and beer.  BinWise helps me keep track of everything.  This is especially helpful when managing multiple locations."

"Our restaurants present different operational challenges, and BinWise gives us the assurance we need to efficiently manage costs across the spectrum," says Karen Gibson, the company's Controller and Operations Development. "The product's ability to meet each location's needs was ideal."

"That Heavy Restaurant Group has implemented BinWise in all its locations signifies the value of our product to beverage programs of all sizes," says BinWise CEO Doug Hickey.  "The need to manage multiple locations is something all managers can relate to, and we give them a simple, effective way to do that."

About BinWise, Inc.

BinWise is the only way to smoothly run a successful beverage program in a single application.  Restaurateurs with extensive industry experience created the company's first product, RealWineLists.  The cloud-based software links purchasing, receiving, barcode inventory management, point of sales, and real-time beverage lists for wine and cocktail available on pdf, iPad and html on one platform.

BinWise provides transparency to restaurant's beverage program and is being used by restaurants, hotels and corner bistros as well as Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning restaurants. 

About Heavy Restaurant Group

Founded by Seattle husband-and-wife Larry and Tabitha Kurofsky, Heavy Restaurant Group is the management company behind Purple Cafe, Lot No. 3, Barrio, and The Commons. Purple Cafe, which opened in 2001, combines a global wine selection with Northwest cuisine made from local seasonal ingredients.  The opening of Barrio brought Mexican cuisine paired with innovative craft cocktails in an energetic urban space.  Lot No. 3, and The Commons followed combining comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews.

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