OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.

“As anticipated, Hurricane Sandy contributed to the decline in industry growth during the fourth quarter,” notes our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Restaurants in the New York and Washington DC area  were hit particularly hard during the quarter, while growth in other major metro areas and the U.S. overall was essentially flat year-over-year.”

OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index

The OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index is based on data gathered from more than 9,000 reservation-taking restaurants* sampled from the OpenTable network in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each percentage indicates a year-over-year increase or decrease in the number of guests served in these reservation-taking restaurants, as recorded by the restaurants in their reservation books. Those guests include those who honored reservations made by phone or online as well as those who walked in without a reservation.

To view and download the Index data dating back to 2008, visit http://index.opentable.com

Geographic Region

2009

2010

2011

2012

4Q 2011

4Q 2012

North America

-6.6%

2.3%

2.8%

0.6%

2.2%

-0.6%

United States

-6.6%

2.4%

3.0%

0.6%

2.3%

-0.5%

Atlanta Metropolitan Area

-8.5%

3.0%

0.2%

0.7%

-1.2%

-0.1%

Boston Metropolitan Area

-2.7%

3.9%

1.5%

1.5%

1.7%

0.1%

Chicago Metropolitan Area

-5.7%

1.4%

2.9%

-0.1%

1.5%

-1.1%

Denver Metropolitan Area

-5.9%

3.2%

2.6%

0.4%

0.4%

0.9%

Metropolitan Los Angeles

-9.7%

0.9%

2.9%

0.9%

0.7%

0.6%

Metropolitan New York

-5.8%

4.3%

2.6%

0.3%

3.4%

-3.9%

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

-7.4%

-0.4%

0.8%

0.2%

1.2%

-0.7%

San Francisco Bay Area

-8.6%

1.7%

5.2%

1.5%

4.5%

0.1%

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area

-2.8%

3.0%

1.3%

-1.8%

0.4%

-2.8%

*Restaurants in the Index may change over time.

4 Responses to “OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012”

  1. steve richardson

    I sometimes reserve a table at Vic & Anthony’s Restaurant in houston on sunday evenings at 5:15 pm. The open table listings show this as a 1000 point reservation. The last time I reserved this reservation I received only a hundred points. I have another pending reservation reserved and this one also lists it as a 100 point table. What has changed and why?

  2. Sheryl Lee

    There are so many great restaurants in the Portland, Maine, area and in the state of Maine. However, your sites make it very hard to find. What am I missing? Am I not finding the right place to search? We also received information from you about Boston’s Restaurant Week. Portland is also having one starting in March. Why no mention of that. I will soon unsubscribe as this is turning out to be just one more piece of junk mail.

  3. Caroline Potter

    Hi Steve…

    If you message me at cpotter at opentable.com, I will look into your reservation at Vic & Anthony’s.

    Kind regards,

    Caroline Potter
    Chief Dining Officer
    OpenTable

  4. Caroline Potter

    Hi Sheryl…

    We are working to improve our presence in the Portland market and also the experience of our diners searching for restaurants in that area.

    I will pass your remarks along to our team. If you do not see a restaurant on OpenTable that you’d like to reserve at, please suggest a restaurant (or two!) here: http://www.opentable.com/info/requestrest.aspx

    Kind regards,

    Caroline Potter
    Chief Dining Officer
    OpenTable

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