As cities begin to reopen and the world adjusts to a new normal of dining, restaurants continue to suffer from the realities of the pandemic. OpenTable data reveals seated diners in the U. There simply is no question that the struggle for the restaurant industry is far from over. At OpenTable, our platform was designed to tackle the very things that make operating increasingly complicated in a pandemic world, like reduced capacity, seat spacing and guest flow. By waiving subscription and cover fees in the U.
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By Verne Kopytoff Diners who use OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, now can play the role of critic by writing reviews for the site. The feature, available for Bay Area restaurants only, allows users to find out what others think about an establishment's food before booking a table. OpenTable's foray into reviews places it in a crowded field that includes Yelp, a Web site where users share their views about everything from restaurants to park playgrounds. The move came after OpenTable, a year-old San Francisco company, saw that 65 percent of its users read restaurant reviews by fellow amateurs on other Web sites, according to Scott Jampol, the company's senior marketing director. Offering reviews is a delicate balancing act for OpenTable, which depends on restaurants for its livelihood by charging for every reservation it funnels them and for supplying a computer kiosk to manage the tables. Will those restaurants continue to pay OpenTable if negative reviews start to undermine their business? Jampol said that the review system was developed to address what he called "restaurant angst.
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To stay competitive, you must also be savvy outside the kitchen by engaging online with customers, protecting your business reputation, and monitoring what diners are saying about your restaurant locations. Whether you like it or not, you must acknowledge the impact of online restaurant reviews and play a more active role in managing these reviews. Here are some numbers that show how online reviews and ratings have shaped the restaurant industry. As you claim your listing on these restaurant review sites, make sure you follow these simple tips and tricks to protect your restaurant reputation and improve operational performance.
Online reviews have been around for a while, but the popularity of social media makes reviews and recommendations instant. With a seemingly infinite number of ways to communicate online, there are a whole lot of places, beyond the usual suspects, where reviews of your restaurant might be hiding. Here, how to find them, and tips on responding.