The prime dinner time reservations are typically for two, and are currently available on just Fridays and Saturdays and cost $5.00 for the most readily available and $12 or more for tougher to land bookings.
Priceline is buying online restaurant reservation company OpenTable for $2.6 billion. The deal should help Priceline, the online travel company, branch out into a new business segment.
For years, business owners have cried foul at the damage one bad Yelp review can do to their business, but now it appears that the balance of power is being restored in the form of patron “performance” ratings.
Restaurant reservations site OpenTable says it is buying Foodspotting, a mobile app for finding and sharing photos of food, for about $10 million to help it personalize its service.