BentoBox Launches COVID Relief Fund Donation Feature For Online Restaurant Orders

BentoBox​, a hospitality platform that empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships, today announced that it has launched a COVID Relief Fund feature for online ordering customers. The checkbox enables guests to instantly contribute $1.99 to their takeout or delivery order as part of a relief fund that goes directly to the restaurant. BentoBox does not take any commission or fees from these contributions.

The feature aligns with BentoBox’s core mission of creating an effortless experience for restaurants while driving high-margin revenue and elevating every interaction between the restaurant and its guests. Restaurants can add this function to online ordering in under one minute, and it is instantly reflected within the guest experience.

“We knew that we had to move quickly to support restaurants that have been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Krystle Mobayeni, Co-Founder and CEO of BentoBox. “The donation feature is easy to use and should serve as an instant source of relief while we work to attain substantial industry-wide relief measures.”

BentoBox launched this feature in response to firsthand insights into COVID-19’s impacts on the restaurant industry from running over 5,000 restaurant websites in the United States. Over the past three weeks, BentoBox has seen a ​50% week-over-week increase ​in online orders, making this a prime channel for driving relief fund donations. The company is also in touch with leading advocacy groups for restaurants, having created pro-bono websites for the national Independent Restaurant Coalition and ​ROAR​, an organization dedicated to helping New York restaurants.