Written by The Business Journal Staff
The iPourIt system allows Me-n-Ed’s On Tap customers to purchase ounces and then serve themselves, choosing from 32 draft beers and wines on tap. A wristband monitors how many ounces a customer has had and once they run out, more ounces can be purchased.
Milano Restaurants International, which owns Me-n-Ed’s, has already successfully implemented a similar self-pour system at its Blast 825 Taproom in San Luis Obispo.
John Ferdinandi, the CEO of Milano Restaurants International, said he’s excited to introduce the system to the Valley.
“It’s a great opportunity for consumers to taste different beers that they would like to just try, which can be difficult to do when dealing with a busy bartender,” Ferdinandi said.
The system not only saves time for customers, but Ferdinandi said it ensures that not a drop of beer or wine is wasted.
“On the business side, this reduces labor and it also decreases waste that can happen if a bartender pours wrong,” Ferdinandi said. “With this system, its up to the consumer to pour and if something goes wrong they pay the cost where usually the business would eat that cost.”
As part of Thursday’s grand opening celebration, Tioga Sequoia will feature a “steal-the-glass-night” allowing the first 120 guests to sample “Ed’s Red” specialty beer brewed exclusively for Me-n-Ed’s, along with other craft beer, and keep the glass. Wild Hare will also be performing live music from 6 to 11 p.m.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/891858077586710/
Read more about the new Me-n-Ed’s On Tap location in Friday’s print edition of The Business Journal.