Led by a rotating line-up of industry experts, product pros and other guest hosts, our free virtual tutorials are designed to help all types of restaurants thrive.
How to Create a Sustainable Hiring Strategy: Featuring Birdie’s of Austin, TX
Chef Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel and her husband, restaurateur Arjav Ezekiel, met while training with Union Hospitality Group in 2015. Now as owners and operators of Birdie’s in Austin, Texas, the two have made it their mission to transform typical hospitality for a front-to-back of-house experience that benefits its team, too. Their approach? A restaurant model that prioritizes staff wellness, with cross-training, manageable menus, equitable staffing, and more.
Tune in to learn:
-Best practices for building sustainable labor
-How to cross-train employees
-Birdie’s success story and how it can be applied to your staffing strategy
Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel (Birdie's Chef/Co-Owner)
Arjav Ezekiel (Birdie's Bev Director/Co-Owner)
Rank High, Earn Big: Restaurant SEO 101
When done right, SEO can help any restaurant bring in so much more business. Join BentoBox’s very own SEO expert Ali Howard (she has nearly 10 years experience in digital marketing) as she goes over the basics and best practices that go into a strong SEO strategy.
Topics will include:
The SEO basics
Differences between Search & Map SEO
How BentoBox helps restaurants rank higher in searches
Ali Howard, Senior Product Marketing Manager, BentoBox
Jenna Postiglione, Growth Marketing Manager, BentoBox
How to Grow and Diversify Online Ordering (feat. Figure 8 Logistics)
Join BentoBox and food delivery experts Figure 8 Logistics to discuss how restaurants are giving diners multiple ways to place orders online – and seeing big returns because of it.
Supporting restaurant sustainability by offering different ways to order online, including pre-ordering and online pick-up
How online ordering can increase check averages
Controlling revenue, diner data, and hospitality experiences overall
Dominic Dominianni, Partner Lead, BentoBox
Scott Landers, Co-Founder and Sustainability Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
Stand Out, Sell, Repeat: Pro Tips for Restaurant Marketing
Yes, you can market your own restaurant – as long as you have the right tools. Learn what it takes to make a restaurant stand out online, and how to keep diners coming back.
Miriam Neustadt, Inbound Sales, BentoBox
Jenna Postiglione Growth Marketing, BentoBox
Cash In On Your Event Calendar
Ready to step it up in the warmer months? One word: Events. Join BentoBox’s marketing experts to learn how a strong calendar of events can help bring in even more business, no matter the season.
-The events every restaurant should have on their calendars
-Using data to keep guests coming back
-Bringing in business during slower months
Trasee Hall, Director of Marketing, BentoBox
Jenna Postiglione, Growth Marketing, BentoBox
Easy Wins: The Website Essentials Checklist
Is your restaurant website working as hard as it should be? In this live event, BentoBox’s Customer Success team will lead through a step-by-step refresher on all the ways restaurants can use their websites to get noticed, drive revenue, and – of course – look their best online.
Eddie Velazquez, Customer Success, BentoBox
Jenna Postiglione, Growth Marketing, BentoBox
Live Platform Demo
Tune in for a live walkthrough of BentoBox’s platform. With powerful tools for online marketing, commerce, and diner relationship management, it’s built to support the best hospitality experience possible.
Optimize Your Menu Online and On Premise with BentoBox & MustHaveMenus
Is your restaurant’s online menu working effectively and helping to grow restaurant revenue? Join experts from BentoBox and MustHaveMenus to learn how you can make your menus more consistent with your brand, more accessible for readers and more appealing to your diners both in-person and online.
Jaq Andre, Director of Design Operations, BentoBox
Mark Plumlee, Senior Content Manager, MustHaveMenus
2022 Trends Report
To shed light on how the industry changed this year, BentoBox has gathered critical data from our 14,000+ worldwide restaurant partners. Here are a few of the trends that defined 2022.
New Year, New Revenue with Pre-Order & Catering
Catering orders don't end with the holidays! Tune in to learn how restaurants utilize Pre-Order + Catering to supercharge your new year with new opportunities for revenue and growth.
Hosts: Josh Weinstein, Strategic Customer Success Manager
Jenna Postiglione, Senior Growth Marketing Manager
The Power of Cocktail and Food Photography
Are you showing the people what they want? Join us to learn how great food and drink photography can influence how diners choose restaurants. The session will include a live tutorial on enhancing photos with tools as straightforward as your smartphone. Point, shoot, profit.
Dom Dominianni, Channel Partnerships
Brent Herrig, Professional food photographer
The Last-Minute Holiday Prep List
The holiday countdown is on – is your restaurant ready? Tune in for an exclusive list of last-minute preparations that matter, from how your kitchen operates to the diner experience and more. Now’s the time to get ahead of the busy season.
Eddie Velazquez, Customer Success
Chasity Allen, Customer Success
Social Media for Restaurants: 10 Keys to Success
Restaurants know social media is valuable, but many struggle to unlock its value. When they ask for advice — especially on the internet — they're met with conflicting information that is hard to implement. To solve that, we spoke with two leading experts in restaurant social media: Rachel Karten, the former associate social director at Bon Apetit, and Erika Nagy, the senior digital marketing manager at BentoBox. Together, they provide a concise, well-rounded overview of how restaurants can maximize social media. Watch the webinar below and keep scrolling for links to additional resources.
ADA and Website Accessibility
Tune in to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it applies to restaurants websites. We’ll cover requirements for every website and the specific steps you can take to keep your restaurant’s site compliant.
Do More With Online Ordering
Tune in to learn how other restaurants are supercharging their holiday earning strategies with pre-ordering, catering, and event management through their websites.
Chery Sutjaho, Product Marketing
Dave Howard, Sales Enablement
3 Ways to Build The Modern Guest Experience
The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the shift to a single, modern restaurant experience where restaurants can connect with their guests across all channels. With the support of the right technology, restaurants can build direct, and more personal relationships, driving repeat diners and more revenue. In this virtual event, we discuss how restaurants can leverage technology to grow their business, market to guests, foster customer loyalty and build stronger guest relationships.
Online Ordering: Proven Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow
For this event, we’re joined by two restaurant operators who walk us through their experiences launching BentoBox’s online ordering feature to increase their takeout cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Kendra Cusack, Operations/Reservations/Events Manager at Loring Place, Washington Squares, and Penny Bridge, as well as Patrick O’Cain, Owner at Gan Shan West in Asheville, NC.
Secrets to Boost Instagram Engagement
In this virtual event, NYC-based professional photographer Yumi Matsuo shares his own tricks for taking the best flat-lay food photos, as well as tips for using Instagram as a restaurant marketing tool.
Top 5 Tips to Maximize Your Baking Business Online
Learn how to grow your pastry or baking business online with our top tips! In less than 10 minutes, you'll learn more about:
Establishing your online presence through a beautifully designed website
Using online ordering to make it easy for diners to enjoy your treats
Creating menus for catering and advance pre-orders
Hosting baking workshops and online classes
Selling merchandise and pantry products to your fans
10 Fast Tips for Restaurants to Maximize Google My Business
In this (quick!) virtual event, we’ll discuss how the right Google business listings can help increase traffic and drive more engagement for restaurants.