Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Ashley Bryant.
Morgan Ashley, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Eat Here ATL LLC started as a creative outlet. I was in a very dark place after a close friend and her unborn child both suddenly passed away. I needed something to get my mind off of such a huge tragedy so I started posting food photos to Instagram. The IG page quickly turned into more than just social media with a website and blog to follow.
Along with the online platforms, EHATL acts as a friends guide to restaurants in and around Atlanta. Several local businesses carry the EHATL window decal as a seal of approval from our team as a great place for food, service, and atmosphere. As we continue to grow, myself and my two interns are working toward building our platform and getting people to support their local economy by eating local.
Has it been a smooth road?
My team and I have worked very hard on follower engagement in regards to social media, with that has come many opportunities to help growth for other brands. What has also been hard about that is brands/companies wanting advice/consulting for free. Many people do not understand the importance of engaging with their customers online but want the followers. Freelance does not mean free.
Have you ever felt like giving up?
The only time I thought about quitting was when I was going through a really deep depression phase after the passing of my friend. It was hard to focus on EHATL when I was mourning. Other than that I have never wanted to quit because I have something to prove, to myself and to the world.
Let’s change gears – is there any advice you’d like to give?
Be consistent and don’t compare yourself to your peers. It is okay to use other people’s stories as inspiration but everyone has their own journey.
Is there something you are particularly excited about or working towards?
Professionally I always have a lot going on. Besides, all of the amazing growth of EHATL my business partner and I are working on concept space. I can’t say too much about the project because Atlanta has nothing like it but it will help put Atlanta on the map in terms of hospitality. We also have an online store SoukBohemian.com that sells local and global goods. This is an extension of what our brick and mortar will eventually become.
- Consulting fee $100 per hour
- Website: eathereatl.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/eathereatl
- Facebook: facebok.com/eathereatl
- Other: twitter.com/eathereatl
The photo of the me and the plated cake is by Kelley Raye. The photo of the EHATL sticker is by Alex Espinosa