OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q1 2013

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

Dine Out, Fight AIDS: Dining Out for Life Is Happening This Week in a City Near You!

Your Dining Out for Life order can help people battling AIDS receive vital services.Today, tomorrow, and Thursday, Dining Out for Life is happening in select cities. Dine at a participating restaurant in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Indiana, Minneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C., and a percentage of the proceeds (from 25%-110%) will go directly to a local licensed AIDS services agency.

Founded in 1991, Dining Out For Life® was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia and is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.Continue Reading

OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the fourth quarter and full year 2012.

“As anticipated, Hurricane Sandy contributed to the decline in industry growth during the fourth quarter,” notes our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Restaurants in the New York and Washington DC area  were hit particularly hard during the quarter, while growth in other major metro areas and the U.S. overall was essentially flat year-over-year.”

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

Winter Restaurant Weeks Continue in Boston, Cleveland, Denver + More

Don’t miss these steals on meals in a city near you.

Winter restaurant weeks continue. Revisit old favorites and try new restaurants on your to-dine list for less.

* Annapolis Restaurant Week:  $15.95 two-course lunches and $32.95 three-course dinners, February 25-March 3. Book a table.

* Atlantic City Restaurant Week: $15.13 lunches and $33.13 dinners, March 3-9. Book a table.

* Restaurant Week Boston: 2-course light lunches for $15.13, 3-course lunches for $20.13, and 3-course dinners for $38.13, March 17-22 and 24-29. Book a table.

* Buckhead Restaurant Week: $15, $25 and $35 set menus, March 9-17. Book a table.

* Calgary’s The Big Taste: $15-$25 lunches and $25-$35 and $85 dinners, March 1-10. Book a table.

* Chicago Chef Week: $22 three-course lunches and $44 three-course dinners, March 17-22. Book a table.

* Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week: $15 lunches and $30 dinners, February 22-March 3. Book a table.

* Denver Winter Restaurant Week: $26.40 dinners for one and $52.80 dinners for two, February 23-March 8. Book a table.

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