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Running a restaurant is hard. We can help.
Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors (MARV) is a collective group of trusted, leading hospitality industry experts who can help you, the restauranteur, manage daily operations and create lasting success.


Restaurant support at your fingertips.

Whether you need food, security, spoons or guidance, Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors (MARV) is here to fulfill your needs and partner in your success. MARV provides a simple way for restaurants to find the resources they need and can count on. From startups to established restaurants, MARV has the products, solutions and services you can rely on to fulfill your day to day operations. We are here to see you succeed, both as your partner and patron.

The business part of a restaurant is just as important as creating great food and drink. MARV provides guidance to set you up for success. On our Resources page, you will find the licensing and permits contacts you need. On our growing list of Tools for Success page, we offer restaurant checklists and other complimentary business tools.  Our Restaurant Success Promotion Package is designed to support your business by offering deep discounts on MARV services and products. We understand every bit of savings count and are happy to offer you a break for trusting in MARV providers.

Here's how MARV works

  • search for what you need

    1. Search

    Search through the directory of business services to find what you need.

  • Select a service

    2. Select

    Select the service of interest and view the recommended vendors on your list.

  • Contact vendors

    3. Contact

    Contact the vendors directly for more information or to request a quote.




MARV helps you create lasting success.

MARV is a collective group of trusted, leading hospitality experts who are here to lend you support in opening or running a successful restaurant.

MARV provides:

    • A simple and effective directory to help you find the right vendor

    • Reliable expert hospitality solutions, services and products

    • In-depth industry experience and market area knowledge

    • Competitive pricing and solution options

    • A variety of deep discounts on MARV services and products

    • Responsive customer service

    • Resourceful and accountable ethics

    • Expert advice and recommendations on anything hospitality-related

    • Valuable business tools and resources to lend additional support


We have done business with MARV vendor Platinum Payroll for 8 years and have always received excellent service. Platinum Group has gone above and beyond when we have ever had questions or concerns regarding the ever changing regulations regarding the restaurant industry. The personal attention to detail is why we have them handling all four of our restaurants' payroll. Their new onboarding tool is very innovative and we are enjoying having less paperwork to store and manage. I would highly recommend them to any business.

Bridgette Murphee
Moe's Original BBQ
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Being a member of MARV has been a great experience for Postec. Beyond providing an excellent product and service, our goal as a company is to maintain a relationship with our customers. This means that when recommending services outside the scope of point-of-sale, it is important to us that they come from quality companies and people — MARV has allowed us to do just that. The MARV network not only acts as a marketing tool in and of itself; it has provided Postec with a catalog of quality services that we can confidently recommend to restaurateurs.

Ethan Gough
PosTec Restaurant Solutions Consultant
MARV member since 2018
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Working with Greenstone Media has been easier then I could have ever anticipated. Branding was quite daunting for me and I was struggling in developing an image and website to define my company. I knew what type of style I wanted but couldn’t communicate an actual image to build from. I was smitten with the first creative provided to me and couldn’t believe how well my vague desires had been illustrated in a logo. I was also thankful that my minor edits were welcomed and encouraged to insure complete satisfaction. Greenstone is an approachable “one stop shop” for my creative and website needs that I am delighted to have a working relationship with.”

Alisia Parrot
Everyday Gourmet Catering
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Being part of MARV is a great tool for Blue Ridge Biofuels. The group allows for BRB to recommend professional services for every facet a business or restaurant might need. As a result, BRB also receives a great deal of credibility by being involved with the other members of MARV. The networking and connections made through MARV are by far one of the best marketing tools BRB has.

Mac Minaudo
Blue Ridge Biofuels
MARV member since 2012
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I have worked with Tamera for more than ten years as a principal designer, creating brand design packages and developing the graphic strategy for any myriad of projects from web design and collateral material to trade show graphics, advertising and electronic elements. Not only is her design aesthetic top notch, but she is an experienced collaborative partner to have on the team when determining the graphic production of any facet of a marketing program, from creative direction for photography and the page structure in a website. She is passionate about design and energized by clients who value it. I love being able to express my thoughts about a product or graphic need and have her consistently make it better than I ever expect. She never disappoints.

Amelia Woodbridge
Owner, Make Today Creative
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Our brewery has been with Platinum for over six months and we could not be happier. They have a great sales staff, helpful payroll specialists and they provide incredible value. We're very happy to have them on our team.

Brad Casanova
Owner, Archetype Brewing
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Some of the fine folks we partner with


Vendor Spotlight: National Restaurant Properties

National Restaurant Properties is the premier restaurant business brokerage firm in Asheville, specializing in five specialized areas: restaurant site selection (for national franchise restaurants, regional chains, and independent restaurants ), sales of existing restaurant businesses, commercial leasing and retail investment property sales. National Restaurant Properties has the largest and most complete inventory of restaurants for sale throughout our network of listings. Our service is multi-faceted - both clients and customers come to us for food and commercial real estate brokerage services.

We are America’s highest rated restaurant brokerage firm. We are committed to your success and will be available to assist you with every step of the process. If you are looking for a restaurant broker, If you have a business for sale, a restaurant for sale, or a business opportunity that would suit the Asheville area, please contact us today.

{ with the MARV Restaurant Promo Pack }

Attract customers, cut costs, simplify employee management and so much more with our exclusive kit of MARV vendor promotions designed specifically for your restaurant. We are committed to helping you succeed and these promotions offer you deep discounts and creative ways to connect with customers old and new, to keep them coming back.


Join the MARV Network.

We are a diverse team of seasoned vendors servicing the restaurant industry – and we are always looking for other like-minded partners who’s desire is to help restaurateurs make more money, deliver a great customer experience, and take the guess work out of making business decisions.


Get in Touch

Big or small, we’ve got a solution when you need it. We are here to support you and answer any questions you may have about our services or vendors. Let’s talk about your needs.

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