SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — December 18, 2008 — OpenTable, Inc. (www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that the company is ending 2008 having achieved two major business milestones. In the beginning of December, the company seated its 85 millionth diner through online restaurant reservations. Additionally, the OpenTable network now exceeds 10,000 customers, which is nearly 2,000 more restaurants than the company had at the beginning of the calendar year. These restaurants serve an average of nearly three million guests each month through online reservations booked via OpenTable.com.
“These metrics reinforce the appeal of OpenTable to diners and the value of our guest management systems to restaurants,” said Jeff Jordan, CEO of OpenTable. “To have achieved these milestones in this economic climate underscores the strength of our product to both diners and restaurants.”
“We could not have made it through such a successful opening and launch without OpenTable,” said Christian Holmes, general manager of Washington, DC-based Founding Farmers restaurant, a recent addition to the OpenTable network. “Their electronic reservation book helped bring order to our guest reception process. OpenTable works incredibly well for us!”
“The entire OpenTable team is dedicated to making sure our partners are highly satisfied with their investment, so it’s very rewarding for us to hear how restaurants, like Founding Farmers, are so pleased with our product and service levels,” added Jordan.
About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 10,000 restaurant customers, and since its launch in 1999, has seated more than 85 million diners around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan, Mexico, and parts of Europe.
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