Future POS jump starts Recon Brewing grand opening

Recon Brewing

May 30, 2017

BUTLER, Pa. – Recon Brewing on North Main Street Extension (Route 8) has opened for business, connected for success by Future POS and its state-of-the-art technology.

The point-of-sale software company supplied Recon Brewing with three terminals and a mobile unit that servers use to take orders and send them instantly to the kitchen. The technology results in faster service and greater customer satisfaction because diners can order food and drinks and pay their bills, tips included, with Future POS’s amazing new tableside ordering/payment technology.

“If we have a table of 20 people, the terminals and handheld allow us to handle 10 tables at a time or more. There is no confusion, and that is a huge part of creating a pleasurable experience for our guests,” said co-owner Dave Bestwick.

Taps at Recon Brewing


Bestwick and partners Toby Wehr and Nate Bacher, who are Butler Township volunteer firefighters, launched the brewery. On its 10-tap system, which includes guest taps from local breweries, Recon offers blond ale and milk stout beers. The menu includes flat-bread pizza, Panini’s, pretzel bites and roasted red pepper hummus.

Like Future POS, the Butler natives support the “buy local” movement. The brewery named its signature draft BRC, after the Bantam Reconnaissance Car that was developed in Butler in 1940 as a prototype for the first Army Jeep. The Recon name honors Butler’s Jeep legacy.

“We want to capture the essence of Butler in everything we do, and what better way than to have our name be a tribute to such an important part of our history?” Bestwick said.

Bestwick said Future POS showed dedication to its product and community partnership during the run-up to the brewery opening. Future POS Company President John Giles, Vice President Kelly Giles, Chief Operations Officer Alex Giocondo and PA Dealer Manager Gloria Winters stopped by for the soft launch. Carissa Spencer, Support Manager, logged many hours making sure Recon’s go-live was a complete success.

“It was evident that they cared about what I wanted,” Bestwick said.

Future POS, founded in 1998 by John Giles, has grown from a handful of employees to more than 60 in the corporate office on Route 8. Giles’ wife Kelly joined him in 2003 as Company Vice President.

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine, Content Specialist, Future POS; Gordon_Ovenshine@futurepos.com