OpenTable is a public company that offers online real-time restaurant reservation services. It was founded in 1998 by Chuck Templeton in San Francisco, California. Reservations are free to restaurant goers, however, the company charges restaurants monthly and per-reservation fees for the use of the OpenTable system.
OpenTable seats more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 30,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners around the world, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver exceptional hospitality to keep guests coming back for more. The service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation.
In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable supports online reservations for nearly 600 partners. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. The benefits are endless.
As I blogged, I did a search for reservations for two in Boston at 5pm and was able to browse through 271 restaurants to choose from. This awesome tool makes date night so much easier, but it doesn't stop there! You can also book for larger parties and special occasions. Each time you follow through with a reservation using OpenTable, you're able to earn Dining Rewards Points. Your points will eventually add up to a gift card you can use at any of the restaurants partnered with OpenTable. I highly recommend trying this system out!
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