A.Ray Hospitality Selects BeerBoard Technology to Drive Efficiency and Insights for Its Nashville-Based Concepts

by JC Whipple

SYRACUSE, NY (November 9, 2022)  —BeerBoard, the leader in technology and automated intelligence for alcohol management within the on-premise hospitality industry, announced today that A.Ray Hospitality has signed on as its newest retail partner.

Founded and based in Nashville, A.Ray Hospitality operates M.L.Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Melrose Billiard Parlor and Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen. A.Ray Hospitality is Nashvilles un-restaurant” company. It build brands that are resilient, approachable and timeless while creating experiences for its neighbors that blur the line between restaurant and bar.

“We are excited to partner with A.Ray Hospitality and its Nashville-based operations,” said BeerBoards Vice President of Sales Tom Young. Tom Perry and his team have developed neighborhood-centric concepts which have become a part of the fabric of Nashville. Everyone here at BeerBoard looks forward to helping A.Ray Hospitality be even more efficient in their complete alcohol management and helping drive improved revenues across their brand lineup.”

A.Ray Hospitality committed to being a long-term partner and utilizing BeerBoard’s industry-leading technology to digitize its complete alcohol management at each of its locations.

The industry’s most trusted technology, SmartOrders digitizes the interaction between retailers and distributors, automating ordering, inventory and payments. Retailers place orders directly through distributors and receive insights on perpetual inventory with recommended orders (brands and quantities) based on data. BeerBoard P@Y allows for electronic (ACH) payments directly from the retailer to any alcohol distributor. A.Ray Hospitality is also implementing SmartBar, which gives retailers the ability to review bar activity in real time and take action by shift, location, division or chain. BeerBoard technology increases accuracy, accelerates order timelines, and reduces staff challenges and expenses for retailers and distributors.

I learned about BeerBoard through colleagues who say their technology is a game-changer for alcohol management and data,” said Tom Perry, COO of A.Ray Hospitality. “Our team meets quarterly as a beer council to hand select the very best craft beers for our restaurants. We find and serve the best liquid we can find, and BeerBoard, as an industry leader in technology, will help us best collect and process invaluable data.”

BeerBoard’s robust client list features high-profile independent groups and major chain operators across North America. Retailers include industry leaders Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters, Twin Peaks, WingHouse, Mellow Mushroom and TGI Fridays. BeerBoard also partners with major brewers including Molson Coors, Boston Beer, Constellation Brands, Lagunitas, Heineken, Diageo and Yuengling.




About BeerBoard
BeerBoard is the leading technology and Automated Intelligence company enabling the food & beverage industry to make business decisions about complete alcohol management. It manages more than $1 billion in bar sales and 55,000 products through its industry-leading solution. The company’s patented digital platform captures, analyzes, and reports real-time data related to alcohol performance, brand insights, ordering and inventory. Built for retailers, distributors and suppliers, the versatile platform is easily operated from a single dashboard, and it has streamlined operations and increased top and bottom-line revenue all over the United States. Find out more about how BeerBoard is changing the alcohol industry through data-based business decisions at  beerboard.com.

About A.Ray Hospitality

A.Ray Hospitality is Nashville’s “un-restaurant” company. We build brands that are resilient, approachable and timeless while creating experiences for our neighbors that blur the line between restaurant and bar. Each of our concepts represents a comfortable “third place” where our neighbors can unwind and socialize outside of the home or office. Our guests don’t need a special occasion or big plans to visit our restaurants. Our casual atmosphere, simple and delicious food, fresh drinks, and neighborly service make every day the perfect day to dine with us. We own Nashville’s greatest places to get out without getting fancy.

Led by founder and president Austin Ray, A.Ray Hospitality leads focused and memorable brands in the greater Nashville area, including M.L.Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Melrose Billiard Parlor, and Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen. For more information, visit A.Ray Hospitality online.