Texas’ first non-alcoholic bar starts a franchise and also offers a CO-OP business model.
Laredo, Texas (RestaurantNews.com) Less than four years after Reynald Vito Grattagliano began serving mocktails at ArKay House in Laredo, he hopes to expand his non-alcoholic bar to Texas and the United States.
ArKay House opened applications for franchises and co-ops on its website this week. Interested business owners can begin the process by completing an application form.
“I was inspired by the dozens of people across the country who have reached out to bring a radically inclusive, alcohol-free bar to their community,” Reynald Grattagliano said in a statement. “I am honored to provide this opportunity and to support the normalization of not drinking alcohol.”
“Since 2011 when I created ArKaythe world’s first non-alcoholic spirits, I was quick to put this together in response to the many inquiries I received from people in and out of state,” said Reynald Grattagliano.
ArKay House opened in May 2018 with approximately 40 soft drink offerings produced by ArKay Drinks. The bar serves coffee in the morning and switches to NA drinks around 4 p.m. (noon on weekends). Menus of mocktails and seasonal “elixirs” ($7 to $14) are accompanied by sandwiches and snack plates ($4 to $25). An on-site bottle shop sells NA beer, ArKay NA wine and spirits to take home.
“With ArKay House, franchisees can make up to $300,000 in net profit per year. The beauty of this concept is that no liquor license is required. Therefore, the cost of opening a ArKay House can be half the cost of a regular bar serving alcohol, in a nutshell, each franchisee will make a lot of money while helping others move away from alcohol,” said Reynald Grattagliano.
About ArKay House
Today, ArKay House is one of the only full-service non-alcoholic bars in the United States and the pioneer in the market offering franchise and cooperation opportunities. As an ArKay House Franchise Owner or CO-OP Shareholder and Independent Member, you could instantly become a leader in this revolutionary global movement.
Born out of our own decisions to live alcohol-free, which came just as the soft drink market and the sober curious movement was exploding, ArKay House developed a formula to create a sustainable alcohol-free social space and a soft drink. regional. market hub.
The world craves authentic connection and community. A growing number of Americans, especially millennials and other young adults, yearn for the peace, security, and clarity that alcohol freedom provides. ArKay House is here to support and propel our communities on this path.
ArKay House’s first location is in Texas, the epicenter of the alcohol-free movement and home to many growing national franchise brands.
The response from the community has been truly inspiring, far exceeding our expectations. Even before we opened, we heard people from all walks of life and stages of the alcohol-free journey express their gratitude and enthusiasm for this groundbreaking space.
In a very short time and during a difficult dynamic in the restaurant and bar industry, we have built a connected and exuberant community and a robust business model on several levels.
About ArKay Drinks
Since 2011, ArKay Beverages has been tweaking various non-alcoholic spirit recipes including vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, bourbon, and brandy, among others, for non-alcoholic fine liquor appreciation.
ArKay, the world’s first non-alcoholic, alcohol-flavored drink, is available to everyone. The exceptional taste of the liqueur without the alcohol content makes it a perfect drink day or night.
ArKay has 0% alcohol and is designed to empower people with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prohibit alcohol consumption and drinking. Imagine being able to enjoy your favorite drink at parties without worrying about drunk driving. You won’t miss a thing, because ArKay tastes and looks exactly like traditional alcohol. It has the flavor and burn of real liquor. It can be drunk straight, over ice or with your favorite mixers.
About Reynald Vito Grattagliano
Reynald Vito Grattagliano is a perfumer, self-taught scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s greatest challenges through innovation. Reynald is the spark behind the current non-alcoholic spirits movement, having been the first in the field to imitate spirits offering consumers a sober option for a night out.
As the founder of ArKay Beverages, Reynald sees beyond the current business and technology landscape, building a business with real impact and being the dean of the non-alcoholic spirits or non-alcoholic spirits category.
ArKay created the sober concept, a new way of drinking. “Sober drinking is about having a healthy relationship with drinking – it means that when you decide to have a sober drink, you stay present and in control of your decisions rather than being swept away by the situation,” explains Grattagliano.
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