Mobile commerce enabler Outlier, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, a renowned Atlanta-based fine dining group, today announced that Buckhead Life has signed on to be the first fine dining restaurant group in the Greater Atlanta area to offer gift cards through Outlier’s soon-to-be-released mobile application, SWAGGTM. Buckhead Life joins a growing list of merchants that will feature SWAGG in time for the 2010 holiday season.
During an initial promotional period, when customers of Buckhead Life purchase the Ultimate Dining Card from the SWAGG mobile application, they can receive up to an additional 20 percent (on top of the purchase amount) added to their mobile Ultimate Dining Card. The cards can be used at Buckhead Life’s 12 restaurants in the Greater Atlanta area, as well as two establishments in Boca Raton, Florida.
“We are excited to collaborate with Buckhead Life in our hometown of Atlanta,” said Rocco Fabiano, president of Outlier, Inc. “By utilizing SWAGG, Buckhead Life’s customers will be able to give and receive gift cards on the go and get hooked up with exclusive offers, simplifying how they transact and interact with their favorite dining establishment in Atlanta.”
“We are excited to offer SWAGG as it provides us with a new mobile solution for our customers,” said I. Pano Karatassos, founder and CEO of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. “We believe that this new distribution channel for gift cards will be of value and convenience to our consumers as they dine out this holiday season and beyond.”
Outlier’s direct-to-consumer product, SWAGG, enables smart, efficient and rewarding transactions on the go, giving consumers the ability to purchase, personalize and exchange gift cards and receive and redeem offers directly from a mobile device. SWAGG also provides consumers mobile access to account information, loyalty card points or balances, and the ability to share content. The technology is designed to change the way consumers conduct transactions with their favorite brands and shops. SWAGG will be available in time for the 2010 holiday season.
About Buckhead Life
Buckhead Life Restaurant Group is a privately owned Atlanta-based company which operates 103 West, Buckhead Diner, Chops Lobster Bar, Pricci, Veni Vidi Vici, Atlanta Fish Market, Corner Café, Buckhead Bread Company, Nava, Bluepointe, Kyma and Bistro Niko in Atlanta and City Fish Market and Chops Lobster Bar in Boca Raton, FL. The restaurants have earned acclaim from local and national media outlets such as Food & Wine, Esquire, Gourmet, The New York Times, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan and many more. Buckhead Life also operates a commercial bakery and a wholesale seafood company, which supplies fresh seafood exclusively for its restaurants. The company is led by Pano Karatassos, who has earned great acclaim as a leading restaurateur since opening his first restaurant, Pano's & Paul's, in 1979. Additional information is available at www.buckheadrestaurants.com.
About Outlier, Inc.
Outlier, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), recently acquired the assets associated with the SWAGG mobile application from Firethorn Holdings, LLC, also a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. With the launch of SWAGG, Outlier is creating a fresh and exciting mobile revenue channel that will bridge relationships among consumers and retailers. Outlier’s innovative technology creates easily accessible, branded and personalized mobile commerce channels that give consumers access to their accounts, offers and transactions while on the go.