Houck’s Grille launched a unique new service to include distant friends and relatives in local parties and celebrations in its event facilities, when they can’t be there in person by adding Zoom Video Conferencing and streaming services to the event package. The new capability allows people from anywhere in the world to join in as guests when a physical celebration, corporate meeting or other sponsored event is taking place at Houck’s. While guests are socializing, having their lunch or dinner gathering or enjoying the presentation or music in the restaurant, friends can join online and see and talk directly with the hosts or attendees.
"Prior to COVID-19, Houck’s hosted dozens of events in an average month, including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, bridal showers, anniversaries and corporate meetings,” said Molly Breiding, Event Manager at Houck’s Grille. “Just like other restaurants and event facilities when COVID hit, those gatherings disappeared. With our new Zoom Video Conferencing capability, events can resume and guests who are unable to travel or uncomfortable with large groups, can now talk to guests and not miss a moment of the celebration.”
Each Houck’s Zoom event includes a dedicated “Zoom Jockey” to manage the technology, direct the video, help online viewers participate, as well as include restaurant attendees in the event. Houck’s is connected with video, microphones and an 8-foot projection screen to maximize the experience for its in-person and remote guests. Virtual local guests can even receive meals and drinks from Houck’s using Curbside Pickup, UberEats or DoorDash.
“In-person events are beginning to return, as people are now booking their fall and holiday parties and celebrations,” added Breiding. “But there is going to be a segment of our community that will still feel uncomfortable in group settings despite the efforts Houck’s engages in to reduce the risk. The addition of video streaming allows people to join in, even if it is from the comfort of their home.”
About Houck’s Grille
Houck’s Grille is an American fare family restaurant located in the heart of Roswell, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, off Highway 92 at Crabapple Road. Founded by legendary local restauranteur, Bill Houck, Houck’s Grille first opened at this location in 2015. Known for a diverse menu ranging from exceptional burgers, unique and tasty salads, steaks and fish, people claim their fried shrimp is the best you can find this side of the Gulf Coast. With a chef-driven kitchen, Houck's Grille is committed to excellent food and drinks, LIVE music Friday & Saturday nights featuring classic local artists, and a large event facility for hosting parties, bridal events, rehearsal dinners and sports banquets.
For more information visit https://www.houcksgrille.com. 10930 Crabapple Road, Roswell Georgia 30075 • 770-993-8000. Open Tuesday-Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm. Closed Monday