OpenTable reservations make it easy for diners to save their spot at a restaurant and now the platform is being opened up to bars and wineries as well. This decision comes at a time when restaurants, bars and wineries are all under strain due to temporary closures, and people are eager to be back at their favorite places but need to do so in a safe way. To help with crowd management, reducing queues and clearly communicating safety standards, OpenTable is offering its reservation technology to not just food-focused establishments but also drink-focused destinations too.
Guests are able to join virtual waitlists, make contactless payments at participating locations and get alerts via OpenTable to streamline their experience. As some places may be operating at less capacity than usual, making a reservation ahead of time will be more important than ever.