At OpenTable, we’re always searching for ways to improve the dining experience for guests and restaurants alike. One of our biggest accomplishments in that area is OpenTable mobile payments. Brooks Hassig is part of the team that works on this feature that lets diners settle their checks with just a few taps. He hails from Seattle and Motor City, likes to drink some of his meals (in the healthful way, of course), and he’s a sucker for a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Read on to meet OpenTable employee Brooks Hassig, learn about his picks for local food and drink, and discover what he’s digging into during his work day in today’s Lunch Break.
Name: Brooks Hassig
Hometown: Seattle and Detroit
Job Title: Senior Experience Designer
What that means that I do at OpenTable: I help diners pay with their phones.
Years at OpenTable: 0.8 Alma mater: Western Washington University
I have not worked in a restaurant. (But I do like to eat at ’em!)
The food I can’t live without: PB+J sandwiches — I’m a simple man.
The one food I’ll never try: Hákarl — so gross!
My go-to drink or cocktail: Bundaberg Ginger Beer
The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Get your hands off my carrot cake.
My favorite thing about dining out is: Food/service/clean up
If pizza!!!!!!!! is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.
My last best restaurant meal was at: Le Sain Bol in Montreal