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OpenTable Mobile Payments for iPhone Available at Participating Restaurants in San Francisco

With the latest update to the OpenTable iPhone app, diners can now use OpenTable mobile payments to settle their check at restaurants participating in our San Francisco-area pilot program. To get started, make sure you are using the latest app version 6.2.1. Then make a reservation at a participating restaurant via the app, and follow [...]

What It Takes to Work in Hospitality; Paper-free Checks Fight Credit Card Theft + More

Dining news from around the world and the web… * And then there were none. The Village Voice‘s sole restaurant critic exits stage left. [NY Times] * Nevermind the minibar. In-room dining at the hottest hotels is getting less expensive. [Business Week] * Think thin. That doesn’t really work, but try these five tips for [...]

Dining Poll: What’s the Best Way to Pay the Check at Restaurants?

Akon once sang, “Cash rules everything around me.” And, in all likelihood, he was probably right, seeing how he was quoting Wu and all, but is cash still king when it comes to paying restaurant checks? Tell us how you’re settling up your bill when dining out in this week’s poll! Which way do you [...]

Top Restaurant Complaints: Really?

Detroit Free Press writer Slyvia Rector gathered a list of common complaints diners have when visiting a restaurant. Frankly, I was shocked by what I read. Not because they were controversial, but because they seemed so banal (and petty). The top complaint of all was regarding diners being addressed as “you guys.” While this probably [...]