As a restaurateur, you’re rarely sitting down at a desk — days are full of meetings, you’re on your feet, and many operators are even running between restaurants. In today’s ever-competitive industry it’s never been more important to stay connected to what’s happening at the host stand. That’s why we at OpenTable unveiled our GuestCenter iPhone app, which allows owners and managers to monitor their business no matter where they are.
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Now, more than ever, people want to know where their food comes from. As interest in sustainability soars, the farm-to-table trend has grown so popular it’s become the norm. The farm is getting closer to the table, with more and more restaurants sourcing their fruit and vegetables from on-site gardens or nearby community farms. And customers love it. Recent research by OpenTable Australia found the use of seasonal produce appeals to 56 per cent of diners, while 40 per cent like restaurants that take active measures to use sustainably-sourced food, and 31 per cent are attracted to venues that grow their produce on site.
We’re excited to once again be a part of this year’s must-attend Restaurant Leaders Summit on July 31, at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
And here are five reasons you have to visit the OpenTable stand:
- Discover the new innovative features that are opening up opportunities to drive more revenue
- Explore GuestCenter’s mobile app which provides you with useable data and real-time insights into your operations
- Learn about our marketing reach that connects you with guests across Australia, and through unique channels and brands across the world
- Meet the OpenTable team that is passionate about helping you grow and thrive
- Take the GuestCenter challenge!
Schedule a meeting with us at the Summit by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private events are a great way for restaurants to add additional revenue while creating memorable experiences for diners. Managers and operators should seize the opportunity to revamp their marketing efforts and attract new private party guests.
In the days of UberEATS and Netflix, enticing people out from under their doona on a chilly evening is harder than ever before. While in summer Australians love dining al fresco, in winter restaurants need to work harder to keep customer numbers healthy. As well as changing their menu to offer heartier dishes, many are coming up with innovative ideas and promotional offers to get diners through their doors.