We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the first quarter of 2013.
“During the first quarter of 2013, the reservation-taking industry in the U.S. was slightly down year-over-year,” said our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Denver and the San Francisco Bay area saw a slight lift, but a number of major metropolitan areas that we track – especially Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia – experienced a notable headwind during the first quarter.”
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. Continue Reading