We are pleased to release of the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the third quarter of 2012. The Index, which shows year-over-year growth of guests served in reservation-taking restaurants, has been expanded to report on the Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.
“Industry growth remained flat in the third quarter,” said Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Although some markets like the Boston and New York metropolitan areas experienced a respectable lift early in the year, the momentum has softened and is likely to be impacted further as a result of Hurricane Sandy.”
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.