Celebrating by the Numbers: Mother’s Day Dining Trends

Mother’s Day is one the busiest dining days of the year — and it’s the single most popular day for brunch! In honor of this delicious day, we’ve combed through restaurant reservations data to deliver a deep dive into Mother’s Day dining trends across America. From the most popular times to dine to the most popular cuisines and most coveted restaurant reservations, this infographic will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Mother’s Day dining.

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Still searching for the perfect table for Mother’s Day? Find a reservation at one of the 2015 Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America!

And, don’t forget to enter the #MomsFaveMeal Mother’s Day giveaway for a chance to win one of 10 $150 OpenTable Gifts — so you can treat mom to a meal on us!

 

OpenTable Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

On Thursday, April 23, OpenTable invited employees to bring their children to the office in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! Our very first time celebrating this important day, the OpenTable San Francisco headquarters hosted 45 kids, from one month to 10 years old.

Our People + Culture team framed the day with a range of fun activities to teach these special guests about what their parents do at OpenTable. From a baby play room to a kids activity room that featured games and arts and crafts, we also provided restaurant and food-themed coloring pages, held a special cooking class around a waffle bar that allowed kids to make their own waffles since food is such a big part of our corporate culture.

 

Additional activities included an office tour and scavenger hunt, face painting, a family lunch, a special “Music with Ryan” session, in which Ryan Ward and his trusty guitar from People + Culture entertained kids (as he often does his fellow employees) with songs and a singalong. Parents and kids were also photographed together at the beginning of their day, and the kids created custom picture frames for their parents to keep on their desks.

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Enter the #MomsFaveMeal Mother’s Day Giveaway!

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You’re invited to treat Mom to a meal on us this Mother’s Day! Enter to win one of 10 $150 OpenTable Gift cards in the OpenTable Mom’s Favorite Meal Mother’s Day Giveaway! Share photos of your Mom’s favorite food with @OpenTable on Facebook*, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #MomsFaveMeal. We welcome you to share foods that remind you of your mom, her favorite restaurant, dining experience, or culinary creation, also. Be sure to follow @OpenTable so we can contact you directly if you win.

Each business day, we’ll be giving away one $150 OpenTable Gift card, starting Monday, April 27, 2015, through Friday, May 8, 2015. One entry per social network per person per entry period allowed.

The #MomsFaveMeal giveaway is a heartfelt way to celebrate the mom or mother figure in your life. Remember to tag/credit the chef or restaurant in your post

Entry examples: “Check out #MomsFaveMeal @OpenTable” or “.@OpenTable The carrot-avocado salad @ABCKitchen is my #MyMomsFaveMeal”

Be sure to check your direct messages on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter each day every evening so we can award your prize quickly. The full terms and conditions are after the jump.

And, don’t forget to reserve a table for Mother’s Day on May 10th! And, to make the day extra special, book a table at one of 2015  Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America.

* To enter on Facebook, upload photos from an existing album or your desktop to the OpenTable page.

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OpenTable Experience Now on Apple Watch

We’re thrilled to announce our app is one of the first available for Apple Watch. A natural extension of the popular OpenTable iPhone app and Pay with OpenTable feature, it offers an innovative and convenient way for diners to engage with OpenTable while they’re on the go.

At a glance, the OpenTable app for Apple Watch reminds diners of upcoming reservations, shows them how to get there, and keeps them on time with an elegant countdown interface. The app also notifies diners when they’re dining at a participating Pay with OpenTable restaurant and prompts them to view and pay their check with a couple of taps of their OpenTable app for iPhone, which is integrated with Apple Pay.

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Diners can get  OpenTable for Apple Watch  on the App Store or in the Apple Watch App on iPhone.