Our mission at MustHaveMenus is helping restaurants succeed by maximizing their menus. We see menus in a special light - as a key to growing a restaurant's business. Menus create desire for a dining experience and help build a unique identity that's memorable. And they're capable of driving new business on websites, social networks and wireless apps. We aim to put easy online controls for all of this in the hands of restaurant owners, managers, and support staff. And we want it to flow as part of creating great tabletop menus. We don't think restaurateurs should have to hire engineers to do their online marketing. And we don't think they should have to pay a dozen different online services either. We think one place for menu management is enough and our goal is to be that place. Our software and services support the entire life of a menu: design, updating, printing and online publishing. Today our team serves over 15,000 independent and small-chain restaurants and we look forward to serving you.
In late 2011, after several years of working with restaurants, MustHaveMenus was spun out of design incubator Letters and Arts. Letters and Arts' founder, Jim Williams, stepped in as the new CEO. The team was empowered to give restaurants the benefits of online marketing as an extension of building traditional paper menus. Technology is a critical factor in making this work, but we realized that only 'insanely great' service could make all the right things happen for restaurants. So far, the company has raised nearly $1M to make this vision a reality. Our internationally-diverse staff is comprised of 15 creative, talented people who specialize in innovation. We are committed to providing quality products and personable service, and we value our strong relationships with restaurateurs.
Jim is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for design. In addition to founding MustHaveMenus, Jim also co-founded Elli and Sharefaith. In 1997, he founded one of the first cloud-based CRM companies, MarketHome (CLAC, 1999). Jim is also an active angel investor.
Neal is a highly experienced CTO and entrepreneur. Neal is currently the CTO and owner of Seacoast Vitamins. He was formerly CTO of Trails.com, which was acquired by Demand Media (DMD) in 2006. Prior to Trails.com, he worked for Microsoft.
Vice President of Print
Mark is a business leader with years of experience in the print and distribution industries. He was president of Navitor Inc., a trade printing company. He also started and was president of 123Print, an online print business targeting small businesses.
Ben has spent 15 years in marketing and partnership roles in the media business, including The Walt Disney Company, Lifetime Cabletelevision and CareerPath.com, before starting his own strategic partnership consultancy, Bellinson & Company.
Howard is a life-long entrepreneur who has been starting and running companies for 30 years, among them: Inmark Development (RogueWave), MarketHome (CLAC), GetawayZone (EXPE), PageWise (Demand Media), FlexJobs.com and LoveToKnow.
A serial entrepreneur, Sam is the founder and CEO of HotelTonight. He previously founded DealBase.com, a travel deals search engine, and was CEO of TravelPost.com, a hotel reviews site. SideStep acquired TravelPost.com and Sam stayed on until its acquisition by Kayak.
We focus on designing great products to help restaurants tell their brand and menu story and connect with customers, whether online or in-house. We partner with like-minded companies to provide the resources and solutions to our restaurant-members. Do you have a win-win proposal or idea? Let's talk!