OpenTable is pleased to announce that we’ve seated our 200 millionth cumulative diner during the first quarter. Diners seated via online reservations through OpenTable have now spent an estimated $8 billion at partner restaurants.
“Our early adopting restaurants were using the OpenTable Electronic Reservation Book first and foremost to optimize their front-of-house operations,” said Jeff Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Over time, diners discovered the convenience of making online reservations, and we’re very gratified that over 200 million diners have been seated through our service. We value our partnership with our restaurant customers and are energized by helping them fill their dining rooms and grow their businesses.”
“In 1999, we became one of the first restaurants to computerize the host stand using OpenTable,” said Dale Forrest, General Manager of Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco, a critically acclaimed winner of numerous OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards. “Our original decision to use the OpenTable Electronic Reservation Book was driven by its user-friendly interface and operational benefits, such as catering to all our guests’ needs, planning special events, and efficiently managing seating plans. Over time, as the OpenTable diner network has grown and online reservations have become increasingly popular, we’ve reaped another benefit: filling more seats.”
OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, including over 3,000 restaurants in the United Kingdom that may be booked via toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site based in London and owned and operated by OpenTable.