"The task of financially managing a single unit restaurant can be daunting. especially for someone used to an environment that included multiple locations in several states and had a qualified and trained department solely focused on this critical aspect of restaurant management. Vine Solutions was Poggio's answer to this important but difficult area. They have not only done a first-rate job for us, but the management skills that they bring to our restaurant have been a significant reason for our financial success. They definitely do more than required, are very focused on bottom-line management and how to get there and, for us, they have acted as an unbiased, but knowledgeable and experienced, sounding board. I wouldn't open a restaurant without them."
-Larry Mindel, Managing Partner of Poggio Trattoria
"With Sam's Chowder House, our challenge was managing a high-volume restaurant of significant size, where a mistake in forecasting can be significant. It's critical for us to stay on top of our restaurant's performance and trends, from food to beverage to employees. With Vine Solutions, we now have sophisticated reporting systems in place, and the benefit of a team of people who understand the restaurant business and, in many cases, have been there themselves. Their team understands our business, and works with us in a partnership to help provide us with the information we need to run at top performance. When we need help, we call on Vine and they are always there for us. We consider them part of our team."
-Paul Shenkman, Managing Partner of Sam's Chowder House
"We have been working with Vine Solutions for 10 months now, our restaurant is a very detailed operation with a lot of financial nuances. I have been overly impressed with the amount of support that we have been able to receive and the level of support has been unparalleled.
Our account executive is always accessible, exceptionally professional and always very responsive to our needs. She handles our account as if we were the only account that she has, which is exceptionally comforting. Our financial reporting is as detailed as we allow and they are very thorough when delivering the reporting every month as well as offering very insightful and helpful advice of where we have financial opportunities.
The support from the head office in San Francisco has always been very solid, if the manager handling our account is not available there is always a manager or other member available to help. There has not been one occasion that we have not had a question or problem answered. Kudos to the team at Vine Solutions for their support and guidance, it is very comforting knowing that they are there to handle our needs and I can honestly say they are making our lives a lot easier!"
-Nick Fielding, General Manager of Wilshire Restaurant
"Vine Solutions, Inc. has a rich understanding of the restaurant industry and a precise vision and method for improving results!"
-Adriano Paganini, CEO & Founder of Pasta Pomodoro, Inc.
"Choosing to work with Vine Solutions is the absolute best business decision I've ever made. The detail of reporting I get from Vine Solutions, and the short turn-around time for our P&L results are a true asset to the operation of our business."
-Yassmin Sarmadi, Owner of Church & State
We have used Vine Solutions since opening STREET in 2009.For us; they have been the perfect fit. We needed to have someone we could trust and not have to feel we needed to babysit and watch their every move as well as opening a restaurant. They have been terrific! They are completely responsive and attentive to our specific needs. Our monthly financial meetings are always very detailed and informative. Our controller, who works with us specifically, is always available and willing to guide us through questions, analysis and specific needs over and above the regular functions. I have to say that for us at STREET this has been the perfect way for us to get all of our financial and accounting needs met over these last few years.
-Susan Feniger, Owner of Susan Feniger's STREET
We have been using Vine Solution to meet our back office accounting needs for almost 3 years. Our monthly financial close process is very rigorous and we have a tight deadline to publish monthly preliminary results by end of the fourth business day. Vine has consistently met our tight monthly deliverables. We have found them to be very responsive to our varying and demanding needs. They seem accessible at all times and are very prompt in their communication. Overall we are quite satisfied their ability to deliver results.
-K.G. Venkataram, VP Finance of Bottega Louie