FIndingAVendor

WE'VE MADE IT
QUICK AND SIMPLE.

[search_listing]
MARV trusted and reliable vendors

Your success is our business.

The resources you need. The quality you demand. The support for growth you deserve.

  • 1.

    The resources you need. Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors offers restaurant owners an inclusive solution - a place to meet all of their needs in one trusted location. MARV vendor resources are reliable, trustworthy and ready to support your restaurant in all areas necessary for success.

  • 2.

    The quality you demand. To ensure MARV vendors provide restaurants with white-glove service, all MARV members are voted in based on experience and reputation. MARV focuses on integrity and carefully monitors actions of the group and the feedback from clients. We appreciate the opportunity to support your business and do our part to provide the trusted support and services you need.

  • 3.

    The support for growth you deserve. Whether your plans are to stay in the WNC area or expand into other locations, most MARV vendors can provide the expansion support you need from one location. Our network of support has the infrastructure and experience to guide restaurants with single and multiple location restaurants.

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.

VendorSpotPhoto_MobileBytes

Vendor Spotlight: Postec MobileBytes POS

Restaurant technology re-envisioned.

Powerful. Affordable. Beautifully feature-rich. MobileBytes POS for iPad leverages the power, convenience, and simplicity of Apple’s iPad hardware along with today’s cloud server technology to create a Point-of-Sale system re-envisioned for restaurants. POS software should provide a substantial return on your investment. Some key features include:

  • Guest engagement app for iOS and Android
  • Table-side ordering and payments with signature capture
  • Native POS app continues to operate through internet outages
  • Built in time and attendance with photo verification
  • Electronic kitchen display (KDS)
  • Sophisticated and intuitive check splitting
  • Out-of-scope credit card processing for MSR or EMV
  • Growing list of integration partners and much more!
  • Let MobileBytes POS show you how to increase your sales and profitability.

    RestRoadTypeGraphic

    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.

    ContactIcon

    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.

    Please enter your name.
    Please enter a valid email.
    Please enter a message.
    join our network

    Become a MARV vendor.

    We are a trusted network of experts who support each other's endeavors.

    The purpose of the Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors (MARV) is to provide a resource for WNC restaurants and hospitality vendors, as they strive to improve, or to open, their businesses. Our hope is to cover all fields that these businesses work with, so that (by coming together) we will understand a little bit about how each member’s professional role fits into the puzzle. By getting to know one another as we work together, not only do we become a more knowledgeable outlet for the restaurants that we work with, but we also have the power to give an educated recommendation when one of these businesses reaches out to us for help.

    Benefits of joining MARV

    • Trusted network of vendors who support each other’s endeavors
    • Bi-monthly member meetings to discuss current happenings and events about the local hospitality industry, where information is shared by each member on new and existing restaurant happenings and news
    • Expansion of client base
    • Growth into other territories and regions
    • Marketing support and promotion on MARV site and social media
    • Networking events

    MARV membership includes

    • Exclusive service offering to all restauranteurs who visit the site
    • Detailed vendor profile listing on the site
    • Promoted by all MARV members
    • MARV marketing materials and media kits
    • Bi-monthly news and updates on local restaurant happenings and activities

    Criteria for joining

    • Cost $150
    • Must be the only service provider
    • To receive MARV restaurant updates, must attend MARV meetings at least once every 6 weeks

    Become a vendor

    Interested in becoming a member of MARV? We would love to learn more about you. Please fill out the form below and our membership director Meg Hale Brunton will contact you about attending one of our meetings.

    Membership details

    MARV meets every other Wednesday at a pre-determined location for lunch (usually a new business, or one that one of our members has been working with). We discuss our knowledge of the latest goings-on in our field (businesses that are opening, closing, changing hands, remodeling, etc.) on a strictly confidential basis and get feedback on any potential options or recommendations of ways that we might be able to provide assistance, regarding these businesses in the future. These tips are collected, along with contact info for the business, and emailed out to the group.

    The fee for a new member is $150, or an auxiliary member from the same group is $50. We would love to have you join our team! Feel free to email our Membership Director, Meg Hale Brunton at mbrunton@avlradio.com with any further questions you might have about MARV, or to come to a meeting and check us out!

    vendor spotlight avl radio

    Vendor Spotlight: Asheville Radio Group

    Asheville Radio Group is the only local radio group who actively supports the restaurant industry. We love helping restaurants prosper. Too often, restaurants open their doors thinking customers will come in by just word of mouth – not true. With 273+ restaurants in the Asheville area alone, you need to advertise. Asheville Radio Group is made up of professionals who truly care about the industry. With the right message and frequency on the radio - and great restaurant service and product – there’s no reason a restaurant cannot prosper.

    In addition to radio and “the828.com” campaigns, we also offer opportunities to help restaurants promote their businesses.  Some of our events are: Baconfest, Dog Day Afternoon, Race to the Taps, Mountain Motor Show, Dream Machine, Christmas is for Kids, The River’s Insiders Lounge at Downtown After 5 and more.

    LunchLearn_TypeGraphic

    Attend a MARV meeting.

    Join us for lunch. Meet our members. Learn more about the MARV network.

    The MARV network was developed out of the need for consistent, trustworthy, experienced personnel who provide quality products and professional services to the hospitality industry. MARV believes that our network works well because our vendor members hold one other to a higher standard due to our close referral relationships. MARV has continued to expand and currently represents over twenty companies – each contributing to the on-going success of our association. If you are an owner, manager or representative of a business in the hospitality industry and you are interested in listing your product or service on the MARV site, we invite you to attend one of our meetings to see what MARV is all about. Discussions at our meetings are strictly confidential. You will meet our other vendor partners and learn more about who we are and what we offer collectively and individually to restaurant owners  and to other MARV members. We meet every other Wednesday for lunch at an area restaurant and would love to learn more about you and your business.

    Become a vendor

    Interested in becoming a member of MARV? We would love to learn more about you. Please fill out the form below and our membership director Meg Hale Brunton will contact you about attending one of our meetings.

    Vendor-Spot-Blue-Ridge-Biofuels

    Vendor Spotlight: Blue Ridge Biofuels

    Blue Ridge Biofuels is a community based biodiesel manufacturer committed to building the local alternative energy economy by producing affordable clean fuels for communities in Western North Carolina and the greater Charlotte area through sustainable business practices that offer opportunities for community development, local jobs and biofuels education.

    We pay for used cooking oil from over 1,200 restaurants and businesses keeping a value commodity in our local economy. The restaurants are able to get the best possible service and be paid for it.

    Since 2004 Blue Ridge Biofuels has produced and sold over 4 million gallons of biodiesel. That equals more than 80 million pounds of CO2 emissions reduced. In order to produce that much fuel, BRB has recycled more than 4 million gallons of used cooking oil that would have otherwise left our local economy.

    Some of the fine folks we partner with

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line

    Quotemarks

    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
    this is a line