Happy Valentine’s Day! As your team is gearing up for one of the biggest dining nights of the year, we’re sharing a wrap-up of our top V-Day stories for last-minute tips and inspiration. Here’s to flowers, champagne, and a full house!
Valentine’s Day by the Numbers: How OpenTable Diners Celebrate. Fun fact: At OpenTable, Valentine’s Day is our most booked day of the year — so we know how important it is for restaurants, too. We took a look at last year’s numbers for this oh-so-romantic night to find out how people really celebrate. Check out these charts for trends and insights.
9 Marketing Ideas for Making the Most Out of Valentine’s Day. Learn how best to capitalize on V-Day, from the weeks before to the night of — including everything from mobile payments and add-ons to partnerships and proposals.
A Foolproof Guide to Planning a Standout Valentine’s Day Menu. Valentine’s Day is all about striking a balance between offering guests the dishes and luxury that they expect and staying true to their normal, a la carte offerings. Here’s how two NYC chefs think about structuring and selling their menus — starting with asking the right questions.
V-Day Prep: How to Train Your Staff on Special Menus. Creating a menu is the first step to successful holiday service. Here’s how to get your whole team to embrace the menu, and give them the info they need to sell it.
Yes, It’s OK to Cheat on Valentine’s Day…on Diets, Budgets & Dating Rules. We surveyed 2,000 people across the U.S. about how they celebrate Valentine’s Day — and how far they’re willing to stray from their usual resolutions. The findings? Many Americans look at the holiday as a 24-hour hall pass.
Valentine’s Day Inspiration from the Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. Setting the table for romance involves exceptional food, alluring ambiance, and bespoke hospitality. OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. for 2017 have it all figured out — read on for inspiration.