With 2016 coming to a close, we at OpenTable hope you and your teams have enjoyed a busy season of full, festive dining rooms! We are wishing everyone health, happiness and further success in the new year to come. Below is a full list of our top holiday-themed articles, or you can click here to see them all. Here’s to 2017!
When Guests Start Booking Holiday Events (It’s Earlier Than You Think!): Back in September, we looked at data from 2015 to see the trends and patterns around holiday events: when diners (and party planners) start shopping, where there’s the highest demand, and more. Read on for a deeper dive on the data.
How to Beat the Stress of Seasonal Hiring: While it’s tempting to hire any warm body willing to peel carrots or run plates, being deliberate and strategic about who you bring on (and when) can be the key to a successful season. Here, Culinary Agents Founder and CEO Alice Cheng shares the number one secret to hiring for the holidays, plus tips for pulling it off.
Should You Stay Open for the Holidays?: Plenty of restaurants are on the fence when it comes to staying open on the holidays themselves. Is the demand really there from diners? In a word, yes — here’s the data to back it up.