Attention Restaurateurs: Only 16 Days Left to Claim Your FREE Mobile-Friendly Site

[singlepic id=25 w=400 h=240 float=right]Restaurateurs, time is running out to claim your free mobile-friendly site. In October, OpenTable introduced a free service that makes it easy for its restaurant customers to optimize their websites for mobile devices. The new service is designed to help restaurateurs capitalize on the massive shift toward mobile by making restaurant websites more user-friendly and functional on smartphones. The service, powered by DudaMobile, is quick and easy to use, and the before and after results are dramatic without sacrificing the branding and elegance of the restaurant’s desktop website.

To take advantage of the free service, OpenTable restaurant customers in the U.S., Canada, and the UK must claim their mobile site through the OpenTable Restaurant Center before February 1, 2013. Customers who sign-up by the deadline will enjoy the service for free as long as they’re an OpenTable customer and comply with the terms and conditions of the service. Customers who sign up after January 31, 2013, will have access to the service for a nominal monthly fee.

Restaurants interested in becoming customers of OpenTable can learn more by visiting the Restaurateurs: Join Us section of the OpenTable website.

Claim your FREE mobile site today!

Tweet of the Week: OpenTable Dining Rewards Points Lead to New Hobby

Everyone needs a hobby — and what better hobby than collecting OpenTable Dining Rewards Points? Sure, dining out costs money, but with Dining Rewards, you can redeem your points for free meals! Happy hobbying, Anna Maria!



Haiku? Don’t Mind If You Do! Enter This Week’s Poetic Spotlight Giveaway

Write a haiku that / Tells us why you love Spotlight / Random poet wins

Hey, Spotlight fans! We’re taking a brief hiatus from our usual Secret Spotlight Giveaway to do something completely different. And by completely different we mean poetry! Why? Well, Annie Happel and the rest our Spotlight team are a particularly literate bunch (as you may have noted from all the clever copy that accompanies each deal every week). In keeping with their love of both food and words, we’re asking you to write a haiku about Spotlight. One winner will receive a free Spotlight offer in the nearest Spotlight market

Enter by posting your haiku (along with the Spotlight city closest to you) in the blog comments below. Be sure to use your real name/email address so we can contact you with your prize if you’re the winner! Giveaway period ends Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at 11:59PM EDT. Standard terms and conditions apply.

Not sure what a haiku is? In a nutshell, it’s an unrhymed three-line poem, and the first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. You can learn more here.

You can also learn by example, thanks to these haiku penned by OpenTable Spotlight’s own Tori Tsu…

Where the Spotlight shines
Happy foodies dine on a


Find a hidden gem
With a daily deal from your
Spotlight restaurant

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Friday Is a Fly Day, Thanks to Our Secret Spotlight Giveaway!

Once again, it’s time for our weekly OpenTable Spotlight giveaway! View the clues below, and click through to make your guess to win a FREE OpenTable Spotlight offer! Guesses must be submitted by Wednesday, May 18th at noon EDT! First up on Tuesday are Los AngelesNew York, and San Francisco, followed by offers in AtlantaBostonChicagoDenverPhiladelphia, and Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Get in on the guessing game today!

Have you spotted this steak in Atlanta?

* Atlanta: This funky tapas bar lights up Buford with its fresh, cutting edge cuisine and invigorating ambiance. Make your guess here!

* Boston: A feast for your senses awaits at this Back Bay destination. Dine on delectable late-night eats and decadent Sunday brunches, and enjoy live performances from some of Boston’s best pianists and jazz vocalists. Make your guess here!

* Chicago: When you wish upon a star…you’ll get the delightful Mediterranean cuisine at this intimate eatery in Wicker Park. Make your guess here!

* Denver: Savor an inspired 5-course tasting menu for two at this Denver gem, serving innovative American cuisine in a modern artful atmosphere. Make your guess here!

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