Lunch Break is back with OpenTable employee Jack Wall in Nashville, Tennessee. Jack helps restaurants with software solutions — and much more — in his role with OpenTable. He’ll never eat an albatross, his last best meal was at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina-Upstairs, and he once dined thisclose to 1990s action star Steven Seagal. Read on for more of Jack’s dining + food tips.
Need an excuse to get down on some BBQ? Well, we’ve got a few. It’s May, which happens to be National BBQ Month! It’s also Memorial Day weekend, which for many means the (un)official start to summer. So, go grab a bib and a few extra napkins and prepare to drool over a few of our favorite BBQ joints across the good ol’ US of A. These restaurants use regional styles and techniques to bring us together over plates of lovingly slow-cooked, smoky dishes of deliciousness!
Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue – Milwaukee
Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Harlem
New York, NY
Iron Starr Urban Barbecue – OKC
Oklahoma City, OK
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.
“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
The 2015 RAMMY Award nominees are out – and we’ll be in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, June 7 to cheer on this year’s honorees. The so-called Oscars of the D.C. dining scene, the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards recognize hospitality excellence in multiple categories. We’ll be there when the winners are announced at the awards ceremony at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Buy tickets today to root for your favorites and to sample amazing eats and craft cocktails.
Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2015 RAMMY Awards, including:
Favorite Fast Bites:
G by Mike Isabella