Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill

Designing and installing an immersive one-of-a-kind Audio Visual system for flagship restaurant

When the management team at Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill was looking to make their new flagship Toronto location stand out from any other restaurant around, they did what they’ve done 15 times in the past and turned to Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider and Jack Astor’s go-to provider for all things AV.

Diversified equipped the restaurant with a completely original solution that enhances the customer experience and includes an impressive 5×5 display video wall, the largest permanent video wall the company has ever installed in a restaurant.

Diversified provided the restaurant with a 5×5 NEC video wall that is visible from anywhere in the restaurant, making an impact on patrons as soon as they walk through the door. The video wall allows customers on both the floor and mezzanine levels of the restaurant to enjoy satellite programming while they dine. The team also implemented several strategically placed ‘video wall trees’ throughout the restaurant. These ‘trees’ consist of a metal mounting solution that hangs from the ceiling down to the floor, each holding two displays, making it so that everybody in the restaurant is able to watch the game at all times.

According to Mark McPherson, Vice President of Sales at Diversified, the key to making the St. Lawrence restaurant stand out was to try something that has never been done before. “The Diversified team has implemented AV solutions in close to 15 other Jack Astor’s locations, so they knew that we were capable of coming up with a plan that would make their new location completely stand apart from anything done before,” said McPherson. “We not only installed our biggest restaurant video wall ever, but we equipped the restaurant with more than 70 LCD displays, designed and constructed the video wall trees, and integrated a full audio solution. Everyone at Jack Astor’s, from the management to the customers, is loving the new setup.”