A vanguard in implementing restaurant technology, Nick Bergelt, Founder and CEO of Charbar Co. in Hilton Head, is determined to pave the way for operators to make dining a better experience. A bonus? His initial passion for the business lies in sustainability — Bergelt’s first career move in the industry came from a school project, which led to him opening a restaurant that pioneered in cutting food waste, minimizing overuse of energy sources, and aided in driving waitstaff efficiency. This first venture launched in 2009.
Marry progressive technology and the sustainable, local angle, and you’ve got the recipe for what every restaurant is aspiring to become right now. Bergelt, of course, has helped lead the pack. Charbar Co., a casual restaurant with a focus on gourmet burgers, was one of the first restaurants in the States to introduce tableside ordering. As it’s become more integrated in restaurants around the nation, Bergelt has also incorporated gamification, which keeps guests coming back for more. Read More