Lunch Break: Meet OpenTable Employee Brooks Hassig

Brooks Hassig headshot-medAt OpenTable, we’re always searching for ways to improve the dining experience for guests and restaurants alike. One of our biggest accomplishments in that area is OpenTable mobile payments. Brooks Hassig is part of the team that works on this feature that lets diners settle their checks with just a few taps. He hails from Seattle and Motor City, likes to drink some of his meals (in the healthful way, of course), and he’s a sucker for a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Read on to meet OpenTable employee Brooks Hassig, learn about his picks for local food and drink, and discover what he’s digging into during his work day in today’s Lunch Break. 

Name: Brooks Hassig

Hometown: Seattle and Detroit

Job Title: Senior Experience Designer

What that means that I do at OpenTable: I help diners pay with their phones.

Years at OpenTable: 0.8  Alma mater: Western Washington University

I have not worked in a restaurant. (But I do like to eat at ’em!)

The food I can’t live without: PB+J sandwiches — I’m a simple man.

The one food I’ll never try: Hákarl — so gross!

My go-to drink or cocktail: Bundaberg Ginger Beer

The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Get your hands off my carrot cake.

My favorite thing about dining out is: Food/service/clean up

If pizza!!!!!!!! is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.

My last best restaurant meal was at: Le Sain Bol in Montreal

The restaurant I am a regular at: Samovar-Yerba Buena + Castro locationsContinue Reading

Save $20 on #FathersDay Dining When You Pay with OpenTable

FathersDay Payments Promo_600x250Show dad you learned the value of a dollar (or 20!) this Father’s Day. When you book a table and pay through the OpenTable app this week, you’ll save $20* on your Father’s Day dining experience — and you’ll make your pop proud. Here’s how it works:

* Make a reservation and dine June 15-June 21 at a restaurant that accepts OpenTable mobile payments.

* Add the promo code lovedad in the top right when you view your check in the app. (You can only use it once!)

* Voilà! There’s your $20 credit toward your bill. Cheers to dad — and you!

View participating restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. View all participating restaurants here.Continue Reading

Taking Care of Business: Save $20 on Dining When You Pay with OpenTable

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This week, picking up the check at a business meal just got a little less painful. When you book a table and pay through the OpenTable app, June 2-June 8, you’ll get $20 off* your dining experience – which is a bonus for your company’s bottom line. You’ll score points with your guest (and your boss), plus you don’t have to worry about losing your dining receipt and eating the expense on top of your meal. Here’s how it works:

* Make a reservation and dine June 2-June 8 at a restaurant that accepts OpenTable mobile payments.

* Add the promo code bizdev when prompted to view your check in the app. (You can only use it once!)

* Voila! There’s your $20 credit toward your bill. Enjoy the sweet taste of savings.

View participating restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. View all participating restaurants hereContinue Reading

OpenTable App Integrates with NCR Aloha Point-of-Sale Solution to Bring Mobile Payments to More Diners

We are pleased to join with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies in announcing that NCR has integrated OpenTable’s ‘Pay with OpenTable’ app with the industry-leading NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution via the NCR Hosted Application Protocol Interface (API) platform. What this means for diners is that NCR Hosted APIs help provide OpenTable app users with a secure, convenient payment option.

The NCR Hosted API Platform is a cloud-based gateway that allows third parties to integrate, maintain, and deploy their services across NCR’s installed base of POS systems. This cloud offering allows payments through the OpenTable app to be tightly integrated into the NCR Aloha point-of-sale solution.

To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants simply add a credit card in the OpenTable app before they dine and then view and pay their check on their smartphone. There’s no separate app to download; no codes to enter; and no scanning or barcodes involved. Diners who pay with OpenTable simply get up and go whenever they’re ready.

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“The integration with the NCR Aloha point-of-sale makes the OpenTable mobile payment experience even more widely available to our customers,” said our Chief Executive Officer Matt Roberts. “We’re excited about working together to power a payment and dining experience that is intuitive and elegant for both diners and restaurants.”Continue Reading