Happy Appiversary! The OpenTable App Celebrates 8 Years with 8 Winners Over 8 Days


Join our 8th Appiversary celebration! To celebrate the launch of the OpenTable app in 2008, we’ll be giving away gifts to eight winners over eight days, plus sharing food fortunes, starting on November 15.

Here’s how to get enter for a chance to win. Launch the OpenTable app anytime between November 15-22, and either book a reservation for any future meal OR, give our in-app Table of Fate feature a spin and share your food fortune on Twitter using the hashtag #Appiversary8Contest with @OpenTable mentioned. One entry per social network per person each day allowed. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so we can contact you via direct message if you’ve won a prize.One U.S.-based winner will be selected at random each day. In total, eight lucky winners will each receive a $100 OpenTable Gift.

In eight years, OpenTable’s apps have come a long way, with apps available across the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Appstore in multiple countries. App users get last-minute access to great restaurants and the freedom to make and manage reservations anytime, anywhere. Discovering and booking at more restaurants around the world has never been easier.

You’re invited to get the free OpenTable app and join the celebration today! Enter for a chance to win. Full terms and conditions after the jump.

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Enter OpenTable’s The Mother of All Brunches Mother’s Day Giveaway

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Treat the mom in your life to a delicious meal — enter for a chance to win OpenTable’s The Mother of All Brunches giveaway.

To enter, follow @OpenTable on Instagram or Twitter. On Twitter, share a photo or the name of mom’s favorite restaurant with the hashtag #savorbrunch, and on Instagram, similarly, simply share a photo mom’s favorite restaurant or comment on our post with the restaurant’s name or handle/tag using #savorbrunch for a chance to win one of five $200 OpenTable or AMEX Gift cards we’ll be giving away, starting Monday, May 2, 2016, through Friday, May 6, 2016. One entry per social network per person each day allowed. Be sure to follow us on the social network you use for your submission so we can contact you via direct message if you’ve won a prize.

And, don’t forget to make a restaurant reservation for you and  your favorite mom for Mother’s Day! To make the day even more delicious, find a table at one of 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America 2016.

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So You Want to Open a Restaurant? Download Our Free Guide + Enter for a Chance to Win a $38,000 Grand Prize

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Countless chefs, GMs, and other hospitality professionals have dreamed of one day opening a restaurant of their own. At OpenTable we’re fortunate to work with the best in the business, so we know the facts: opening a restaurant is hard work. It’s expensive, the legal regulations will make your head spin, and building a team you trust is an ongoing challenge.

We partnered with hospitality consultant Alison Arth to create How to Open a Restaurant, the ultimate guide to starting and growing a restaurant business. Alison spoke to some of the industry’s top groups and restaurateurs — including Union Square Hospitality Group, AltaMarea, Gavin Kaysen, and Aaron London — and compiled their tips and best practices (and occasional cautionary tales) into this definitive resource, which covers everything from raising funds to training a team. Download the guide here!

And aspiring restaurateurs, listen up: As part of this campaign, OpenTable is hosting a contest to help one restaurant industry professional fund his or her dream project. If you’ve been working in the industry and planning to open your own restaurant, we want to hear from you! Tell us about your background and concept, and you’ll be entered into a competition to win our grand prize, worth more than $38,000 total:

  • A 12-month subscription to OpenTable’s flagship Guest Center product, plus access to the world’s largest diner network
  • A full set of professional All-Clad pans
  • A set of 25 Hedley & Bennett aprons
  • 25 licenses to the online platform Journee, a community for restaurant professionals
  • $15,000 cash to put towards your project

We’ll narrow the applicants down to three finalists based on their entries, and those three folks will each start their own Kickstarter campaigns to raise a funding goal of $35,000. We’ll be cheering them on! The group that raises the most money will win the grand prize. Continue Reading

Enter the OpenTable Canada #savourthelove 2016 Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Dinner is on us this Valentine’s Day – if you win our OpenTable #savourthelove 2016 Valentine’s Day giveaway!

To enter, follow @OpenTableCanada on Twitter and share a photo, video, or tweet of your most loved food, foodie, or restaurant using the hashtag #savourthelove for a chance to win one of five $100 MasterCard Gift cards we’ll be giving away, starting Monday, February 1, 2016, through Friday, February 12, 2016. One entry per person each day allowed. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so we can contact you via direct message if you’ve won a prize.

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Entry examples: “My dream date is to #savourthelove while dining with my beau at @CafeBelong.” “.@OpenTableCanada I want to #savourthelove with my fiancee.” “.@OpenTableCanada I’d like to #savourthelove of amazing food with my bff @tavolavancouver.”

Be sure to check your direct messages on Twitter on February 19 so we can award your prize quickly. The full terms and conditions are after the jump.

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