Society Wine Bar Franchise Quickly Becomes a Popular Local Destination

Unique brand offers an experience that customers can’t wait to share with fellow wine lovers

One of the hallmarks of a successful food business is that it brings in a steady stream of happy customers — both locals and folks from out of town. Society Wine Bar is an affordable franchise to own that quickly becomes an established destination for locals who consider it their go-to neighborhood resource for all things wine, as well as for visitors who are thrilled to discover a hidden gem.

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“Society Wine Bar offers a very different dynamic from the typical bar, where a server pours you a glass of wine and walks away. Society Wine Bar is more than a place to order a drink, it’s an experience,” says Manager Matt Pruner. That experience is one that local customers can’t wait to share with friends and family by bringing them in and that tourists share back home via social media updates and reviews on sites like Yelp.

A Society Wine Bar is an exciting and fun boutique wine business that will position you as the wine expert in your city. Our impressive wine list features more than 200 wines by the glass — one of the largest wine menus in the country. Additionally, we serve an impressive hand-selected collection of craft beers and small plates and desserts. Your Society Wine Bar will become a popular venue for people looking for something nicer than a traditional sports bar and less pretentious than a bar at a 5-star hotel.

We’ve created a fun and engaging environment where everyone feels welcome and where everyone leaves with new knowledge about wine and winemaking. From friends celebrating a special occasion to tourists looking for a cozy and unpretentious place to enjoy a glass of wine or even a unique craft beer, we are your local destination for all things wine. We’ve already taken off in Tampa, Florida, with two successful locations, and we’re seeking investors to open our one-of-a-kind wine-centric brand in cities nationwide and become the next hot spot in their town.

Society Wine Bar becomes ingrained in the local community

As a Society Wine Bar owner, you have an opportunity to become an integral part of your local food and wine scene by offering classes, participating in local food festivals, promoting area restaurants and hosting local events. Our original location in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, for example, regularly hosts Ybor City Chamber of Commerce events. Most recently they hosted a small business social in May celebrating National Small Business Week.

Founder Jayme Kosar’s intent for the Society Wine Bar model is to create a cozy destination that also serves to educate the community on the art of winemaking. One of our most popular offerings is our weekly Wine Society classes. As customers become “regulars” at the weekly classes, tremendous brand loyalty is built up, and they can’t wait to bring friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. “Customers love the family-type environment we create at Society Wine Bar, where staff quickly learn their name and their favorite wines. They don’t want to just drink wine with us, they want to celebrate life’s special moments with us, from birthdays to weddings. We truly are like a big family that all shares a passion for great wine and the art of winemaking.”

These classes also are great for business as they generate recurring year-round revenue. Guests are likely to purchase a bottle from our in-house wine store after attending class to take home and enjoy. Our warm and friendly environment also encourages them to linger after wine class and order a glass of wine and small plates. Our Wine Society members get perks, such as discounts on wines and admission to local wine events. They also provide a venue for strong vendor and community relations with area wineries by inviting representatives to be guest speakers to introduce their wines.

Become the local expert on the culture of wine

Society Wine Bar is an affordable franchise that meets the growing love of wine in the United States and beyond. Operating in less than 1,200 square feet, with a simple build-out, opening a Society Wine Bar franchise is nearly half the cost of other retail or food-based franchises. With a proven business model that features multiple revenue streams, Society Wine Bar has a potentially large return on an initial investment and is poised to become the go-to spot for all things wine in your city.

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