BentoBox Launches Restaurants.Love to Help Diners Support Local Restaurants
April 29, 2020
The online directory helps diners find and support thousands of local favorites by ordering directly.
At a time when restaurants are almost entirely reliant on online ordering to bring in revenue, it is vital that they keep every penny from pickup and delivery orders. Third-party services like Grubhub, Caviar, and UberEats often charge commissions as high as 35%, taking away nearly the entire profit of an online order and making it much more difficult for restaurants to survive.
Preview of Restaurants.Love map of direct online ordering options across the U.S.
“Restaurants are the pillars of our communities,” said Krystle Mobayeni, Co-Founder and CEO of BentoBox. "As diners, we want to do all we can to support them with online orders, but third-party delivery services often take too much of a cut to make those orders profitable for restaurants. We're proud to launch Restaurants.Love today, so that diners can feel good about their pickup and delivery orders at a time when restaurants need their support."
Participating restaurants include neighborhood staples, such as Cheesetique in Alexandria, Va., Mucci’s Italian in St. Paul, Minn., and Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City. Many Restaurants.Love locations also offer a simple checkbox that gives diners the ability to contribute $1.99 to a COVID Relief Fund for the restaurant at checkout.
Diners can easily add an extra $1.99 during checkout to support their local restaurants
Other Restaurants.Love locations are even leveraging their websites to drive donations for healthcare workers. Reunion, an Israeli cafe in New York City, for example, encourages customers to order a "Meal for our Healthcare angels,” which Reunion then delivers to front-line healthcare workers in New York.
BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. Our hospitality platform disrupts third-party services that come between the restaurant and the guest. We put the restaurant first and offer tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant's website. BentoBox is trusted and loved by over 5,000 restaurants worldwide including Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, José Andrés' Think Food Group, Manresa, Dominique Crenn Dining Group and H-Town Hospitality (Hugo's, Xochi).
Based in New York City, BentoBox is one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies. Ranked 305 in the list, our company's GAAP revenue has grown 1,479% over the past three years and has maintained over 98% month-over-month retention. We have successfully raised over $30 million in funding, including backing from EHI, Danny Meyer's investment fund. For more information on our hospitality-specific platform visit us at getbento.com.
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