Beyond the Meal

Stories dedicated to extending hospitality online and growing your business.

Q&A: Seylou Bakery

We talk fresh whole grain flour, website design tools and more

Restaurant Roundup: Best Online Holiday Promotions of 2017

Highlights of some of the best online restaurant promotions this season

Why Upscale Restaurants Are Going Fast-Casual

With advice from Daily Provisions, Made Nice and VHH Foods

The Best Restaurant Websites of 2017

A roundup of our favorite restaurant website designs

Q&A: Chef Sam Plotnick of Temporis

We talk teamwork, tech tools and more

5 Game-Changing Ways to Boost Revenue this Holiday Season

Tools to maximize your profits during the busiest time of the year.

Emily Pizza’s Keys to Instagram

Matt and Emily Hyland share their tips for Instagram success

Restaurant PR 101

Everything you need to know about PR from the pros at RVD Communications

The Best Restaurant Logos

A roundup of our favorite BentoBox restaurant logos

How To Develop A Wine List

Advice From Charlie Bird’s Sommelier

Q&A: Marco Canora of Hearth and Brodo

The James Beard Award-winning chef on growth and staying relevant

How To Expand Into A Multi-Unit Concept

Advice from The Meatball Shop, Tacolicious and Next Door on growing your restaurant business

Should Your Restaurant Offer Online Ordering?

How to make online ordering work for you, with tips from the pros at ChowNow

How To Get Investors For Your Restaurant

Tips and tricks from pros who’ve done it themselves

The Best Summer Wines To Add To Your List

3 picks from the pros at Charlie Bird in NYC

Behind The Scenes At Gramercy Tavern

An inside look at Table128 Bistro+Bar’s experience staging at Gramercy Tavern

5 SEO Tips To Reach More Guests

A rundown of our top tips to optimize your restaurant’s search engine results

5 Easy Ways to Cut Food Costs

Tips and tricks from US Foods

The Best Minimalist Restaurant Websites

A roundup of our favorite minimalist restaurant website designs

Why Your Restaurant Should Offer Catering

3 big reasons, plus how to promote it online

Congrats to James Beard Award Nominees

A roundup of all the 2017 nominees that are #poweredbybento

Understanding Restaurant Real Estate

How to navigate the complex leases and more

5 Tools for Easy Restaurant Website Maintenance

A rundown of the BentoBox tools that keep your site running smoothly

Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Marketing

How to make influencer marketing work for you, with tips from the pros at Obviously

Case Study: Lilia

How BentoBox’s digital tools transformed the Brooklyn hotspot

Which Online Reservation System Should Your Restaurant Use?

We compare OpenTable, Resy, Reserve and Yelp

Why Your Restaurant Should Sell Tickets Online

3 reasons why your website should offer online ticketing

How To Declutter Your Restaurant Website

5 things your website doesn’t need

What’s Trending in Restaurant Website Design

The BentoBox design team’s tips for staying on top of your restaurant website game

The Best Restaurant Websites of 2016

A visual roundup of our favorite BentoBox restaurant website designs

Our Favorite Restaurant Website Redesigns

Before & After: A visual roundup of the best restaurant website redesigns

Q&A: Leah Herman of Kindred Co.

How to keep restaurant business booming during winter

Best Websites of 2016: Fine Dining & Cocktail Bars

A visual roundup of our favorite fine dining, cocktail bar, and hotel restaurant website designs

How To Promote Your Valentine’s Day Offerings

Some last minute digital promo tips for your restaurant

Q&A:  Lauren Hobbs of Union Square Hospitality Group

Why Danny Meyer’s restaurant group loves BentoBox templates

Best Websites of 2016: Neighborhood Restaurant Edition

A visual roundup of our favorite neighborhood restaurant website designs

Q&A: Grand Army Bar’s Carissa Clay

Talking shop with the winner of Imbibe Magazine’s “Cocktail Bar of the Year” award

How To Score Restaurant Sales On Super Bowl Sunday

Game day tips and tricks guaranteed to win online

Best Websites of 2016: Fast Casual, Bakeries & Food Trucks

A roundup of our favorite restaurant website designs

Optimizing Restaurant Menu Mix

How to change your menu to get more business

2017 Trend Report: Hospitality & Tech

Tech Bites host Jennifer Leuzzi on what to look for in the year to come

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Restaurant Website

How to start the new year with the best site ever

How To Promote New Year’s Eve Online

Tips and tricks for promoting your restaurant’s New Year’s offerings online

Demystifying New York’s Proposed Overtime Laws

A restaurant lawyer shares what you need to know about the potential upcoming changes

Restaurant Roundup: The Best Digital Holiday Promotions

A look at the best digital holiday promotions from some of our favorite restaurants

Case Study: Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakeshop

How the LA-based restaurant and bakery uses digital tools to grow their business

How to Keep Team Spirits Bright

The Meatball Shop’s tips for maintaining strong team spirits during the busy holiday season

Q&A: Charles Bililies of Souvla

The founder & CEO of the San Francisco fine-casual restaurant on tech in the hospitality industry

Q&A with Matt Maschi of Patrizia’s

The co-owner of the family-style Italian restaurant on making guests feel at home

What Hospitality Really Means During the Holidays

One BentoBox staffer who grew up in the restaurant business shares a holiday memory about the true spirit of hospitality

How To Run Great Private Events During the Holidays

The pros from Union Square Hospitality Group on how to ensure great private event service during a busy season

Manage Holiday Staffing Like a Pro

Tips on how to manage your staffing needs during busy seasonal periods

Sunday in Brooklyn Q&A

The restaurant making a business out of their ideal day off

How to Master Thanksgiving Day Service

Everything you need to plan, promote, and execute Thanksgiving at your restaurant

How to Get Great Photos for Your Restaurant's Website

Engage your guests with great website photos

How to Optimize Your Website for the Holidays

The digital features your restaurant needs to help drive business this season

The Simple, Effective Way to Selling More Restaurant Gift Cards

How to increase your gift card sales this holiday season

Q&A With Two Guns Espresso

The co-owners who brought their New Zealand culture to the L.A. Scene

Going Digital: Restaurant Holiday Marketing

How to use digital support to grow your restaurant’s business during the holidays

Q&A with Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury

The award-winning chef and owner on hospitality

Mobile Matters

The best mobile website practices for your restaurant

Secrets Of Restaurant Branding

How to make a lasting restaurant brand with the pros at LMNOP Creative

Q&A with Shore Gregory of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar

The Boston based restaurateur’s thoughts on OpenTable, overcoming failure, and more

Winning At Instagram

Your restaurant's Instagram profile made easy

Q&A with Bettina Stern of D.C.’s Chaia

The chef and co-owner talks staffing, tech, hospitality, and more

How To Use E-Commerce to Boost Your Restaurant's Sales

Why restaurants should offer gift cards, merchandise, and more online

How Email Can Help Get More Guests into your Restaurant

How using email lists can get your restaurant more customers

The Smile's Matt Kliegman | Q&A

The always cool restauranteur talks hospitality and more

Restaurant Web Design Essentials

How to make a restaurant website that gets you more business

Hospitality First

Extending the hospitality experience beyond just the meal

Dead Simple Search Engine Tips for Restaurants

How to use SEO to get more guests into your restaurant

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