When it comes to bringing guests in the door, restaurants compete in a noisy landscape of Instagram feeds and Google search results. A business’s ability to be discovered online shapes its success. That’s why we’re always thinking about new ways to connect restaurants with new diners.
Last week, OpenTable announced a partnership with Quandoo, another global restaurant booking platform, to integrate table availability across the two brands. Diners can now find and reserve the most comprehensive choice of restaurants worldwide on OpenTable. At launch, diners can book at select Quandoo restaurant partners on OpenTable, and over the coming months select OpenTable restaurants will be reservable on Quandoo. Initially the partnership applies to select restaurants in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy and Singapore, and will expand to other EMEA and APAC countries over the next few months. The integration is seamless – no switching between platforms, no extra fees, and no change in the confirmation process.
“This partnership will make each site more comprehensive for diners and restaurant partners who will benefit from increased discoverability on both platforms,” said Andrea Johnston, OpenTable’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our mission is to help people experience the world through dining, and by forming this strategic partnership we are able to do this faster and at scale.”
By working closely with Quandoo, OpenTable aims to help the industry grow and thrive, driving more diners to make more reservations at more restaurants across the world. Since each brand has a unique set of restaurants that complements the other, we believe this partnership will help our restaurants reach new diners and turn them into regulars.
The partnership will bring OpenTable’s offering to more than 56,000 restaurants globally, and Quandoo’s restaurant partners will be increased to over 23,000. Both companies are excited to continue sharing inventory across their respective platforms as this partnership progresses. Whether diners are looking for the newest hotspot or a beloved local gem, at home or when traveling, they can find the perfect restaurant for any occasion at their fingertips.