We have a pretty strong private-dining program, and luckily with Gather it makes everything streamlined for us because it’s done online. It’s much easier because no guest wants to deal with sending paperwork back and forth.
With so many restaurant management tools on the market, it can be overwhelming to try and pinpoint that right piece of software. Especially since many of these software solutions are spending too much time copying each other instead of differentiating and finding their niche. Gather is proving to the industry that it belongs above the crowd.
Gather also builds a database of customers. "You can pull in relevant information about them too, like favorite drink, booking history..." says Lassiter, noting it's one of his favorite features. "Making those little connections is what hospitality is all about."
We’re familiar with uniquely Southern hot spots around Atlanta like Ford Fry, Empire State South, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin Gillespie’s restaurants and Buckhead Life group’s restaurants. And while they are all successful dining destinations featuring some of the country’s top chefs, they also have something else in common—they are all working one of the leading event management software companies in the nation, Atlanta’s own software startup, Gather.
They say that all of the fun happens after the planning ends. However, that shouldn’t be the case. Gather is here to add the fun back into event planning by putting your venue’s event calendar — and every detail that comes with it — all under one roof.
'We have a very passionate team at Gather, and I’m inspired when I see our employees take so much ownership and pride in the product we’ve created,' says Lassiter. 'Nick, Tom and I obviously love what we do—but seeing our employees love Gather is truly inspiring.'
Over the next five years, Miller says they hope to continue to expand their users and help drive more customers to their clients. 'We also want to serve the event planners,' he says, 'and help them find our customers.'