Deal Networks, Inc., a Nevada corporation, has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding securities of Haute Dining.
Haute Dining is a company that brings people together for culinary experiences. Haute Dining uses proprietary technology to unite paid members with restaurant partners and events.
Haute Dining was named one of Miami's hottest 2014 startups by Miami Tech Cocktail. Haute Dining was founded in in Miami Beach, Florida.
The board of directors of Deal Networks has appointed Richard "Buzzy" Sklar to serve as president and chief executive officer of the company.
"We have identified increasing demand for the Haute Dining program beyond South Florida," Sklar says. "Haute Dining's acquisition by Deal Networks is a strategic move to allow the company to quickly expand into additional markets."
Haute Dining will remain the principal business of Deal Networks for the foreseeable future. Haute Dining members pay an annual subscription fee to receive access to special restaurant offers and events. Participating partner restaurants use the Haute Dining marketing platform for free, in exchange for a commitment to provide dining discounts to members.
Haute Dining made a splash earlier this summer with its brash entry into Miami's blossoming culinary scene. The company recently launched Broward County operations, and is planning to expand into Palm Beach County before the end of the year.
"We fully expect to have all of South Florida and the Palm Beaches operational before the end of 2014," Sklar says. "This will pave the way for the launch of additional markets and expansion during 2015."
Haute Dining was the brainchild of Sklar, a veteran culinary entrepreneur, who partnered with renowned Miami Beach marketing expert Christopher Todd and Kevin Frija, previous CEO of Vapor Corporation. They represent a team of restaurant marketing experts in the digital age, armed with immense industry insight and on-demand analysis.