BARS OF THE FUTURE
Participants are challenged to develop solutions to
-Decrease operating costs
-Increase sales traffic
-Guest Social Distancing
-Hi-Tech Cleaning Solutions
-Zero Waste solutions
-Connected Internet of Bars
-Virtual Artist Performances
-In-House Herb Gardens
-Robotics & Next-Gen Vending
HOSPITALITY INNOVATION LABS
#HI_LAbs is a startup incubator program with a vision to bring the best innovations into a real-world Tech R&D testing environment inside our network of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos and resorts.
The purpose of the first stage is to help startups to improve their core business, and improve solutions into the labs, and get ready for the second stage. During this stage, startups implement, test, and optimize their solutions in ANA Labs for six months.
The purpose of the second stage is to help startups, graduated from the first stage, implement their solutions into 1,000 labs. During the second stage, LA Fund allocates necessary funds to the successful startups for the third stage.
The purpose of the third stage is to market solutions to all ANA bars members nationwide. The third stage is the maturity stage for all startups graduated from the second stage.
Committee members have many benefits and advantages
Our main goal is to improve the nightlife industry and increase the bars’ profit margin. We listened to hundreds of bars and guests to solve the specific needs of the industry as profits decreased during the last decade. In today’s market, restaurants and nightclubs require more and more sophisticated solutions, and only top-notch innovations can provide them with effective and efficient resolutions.
To provide a broader range of products or services for your clients we research the market to see if there is a desire for proposed offering. We also use some of existing clients as a test group in our sample bars which can be considered as our laboratories. Getting feedback from a test group helps us manage some of the risks and learn how the product or service can be improved.
The decline of shopping malls and “bricks-and mortar” retail will lead to bars/restaurants becoming even more important for public outings, community engagement and socializing.
With their expanded and versatile seating options, gastropubs and full-bar fast-casual restaurants could evolve into American versions of German biergartens, with less emphasis on table turnover and more emphasis on facilitating repeat socializing by customers with an inviting and interactive consumer experience.
It’s time to change certain things in the industry and get people back to the bars.
We launched our program after listening to hundreds of bars around the country. Our program consists of implementing different innovative products, services, and solutions in your business to increase your traffic, decrease your operating costs and improve your customer satisfaction. We partnered with many innovative startups to make it possible.
Our committee will be the real voice of the industry.
Now, we want you to be a part of this amazing program. We selected only 10 bars to form our committee. Each bar should qualify to be a committee member and be represented by its owner or manager.
20% of revenue generated by all implemented solutions statewide
Free membership to ANA
Implementation of income generating solutions
Implementation of cost saving solutions
Free training and insurance policy
Laboratory Program Certificate
Nomination for the most innovative bars in the US
Advertising through ANA network
Opportunity to become an early investor in our fund
Selecting innovative products
Selecting innovative solutions for members
Selecting main suppliers and rating them
Contributing to the group purchasing platform
Determining revenue streams for the committee
Contributing to contracts with brands
Jury for the best bars, suppliers, and startup awards
ANA will also provide all qualified members with services like webinars for managers, bartenders, and bar owners, legal support, security training, HR and recruitment support, group purchasing, sponsorship support, accounting for bars and restaurants.
Attending the Bars of the Future program is FREE. Few numbers of bars will be qualified for the committee.