We Support Our Restaurant Community

As the world adapts to the profound impact that COVID-19/Coronavirus is having on our daily way of life, restaurants are dealing with an unprecedented situation. Our goal at BentoBox is to empower the world's restaurants to succeed in their mission of hospitality. As restaurant operators and guests find new ways to stay connected, here are the tools, resources and insights to help you navigate these changes. 

How We Can Help

Restaurant Operations Have Moved Online

  • Communicate with your guests to show them you are putting their health first. We’ve put together easy templates you can copy and paste. Use your restaurant website to optimize your business during this time; here are some tips.

  • Get up and running with online ordering. Safely bring curbside pickup and delivery orders to your guests, with the fastest setup time in the industry and revenue you own. Plus, a Covid-19 relief fund that lets you ask guests for donations at checkout.

  • Sell gift cards for guests to purchase online. Physical and digital gift cards are easy to set up and help drive revenue. Consider them as dining bonds or even add your restaurant to gift card purchase directories.

  • Get creative. Sell meal kits, tickets to virtual cooking classes, happy hours and more. Our team is here to help you brainstorm ideas.

  • Digital marketing can be an effective tool for restaurants adapting to COVID-19. BentoBox has a 3 part guide with tips on how to adapt websites, social media, and email marketing

  • Consider contactless dining features as you think about reopening. Enabling dine-in guests to use their smartphones to view menus, order, and pay can help everyone feel safer. 

Resources for Restaurants

  • BentoBox has launched Restaurants.love - a store locator to help diners find local restaurants to order from. 

  • We've also created a Pop-up Shop with items created by our design team. All proceeds are split equally between the Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants (ROAR) & the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC).

  • BentoBox and Funding Circle have partnered to help restaurants access COVID-19 emergency business loans. Get more information and apply here

  • What do diners expect from restaurants as they reopen? Our new survey data shares insights on restaurant reopening strategies. 

  • Try some of the tactics in our guide on fast ways to drive more online orders. 

  • We’ve drafted templates you can use to communicate with your guests over email, social media, and Google My Business updates. 

  • Check out our webinar on the Federal Stimulus Bill and our webinar on Helping Restaurants Pivot Online.  You can see all of our past webinars here.

  • Assistance and Resources - our guide for restaurants and bars affected by COVID-19.

  • Federal, State and Local restaurant regulations during COVID-19 - the National Restaurant Association has an updated guide

  • Stand for Small has a number of resources and special offers for small business owners. 

  • Google Ads is providing ad credits for small and medium businesses who have been active advertisers since 2019. Learn more here

  • Apply or donate to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, which provides grants to restaurant employees affected by COVID-19.

  • The Lee Initiative has turned restaurants around the country into relief centers for any restaurant worker who has been affected by COVID-19.  

  • Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) is providing support to restaurant workers with children. Those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have a close family member who has been diagnosed are eligible for support.

Restaurant Industry Impact

COVID-19 By The Numbers

We’re analyzing data across thousands of restaurant websites in real-time on developing industry trends due to the impact of COVID-19. 

Here's the latest

Restaurant Reopening Guide

During this challenging time, BentoBox is here to show you tactics to move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic. With best practices that are quickly-evolving and guidance often unclear, our goal is to centralize information. 

An actionable guide to reopening