Ready, Set, Rebound: Connecting Diners and Restaurants as the Industry Recovers

Over the past year, restaurants have saved tens of millions of dollars by participating in the Open Door pricing relief program.

OpenTable’s commitment to helping restaurants succeed is stronger than ever. 

We have every reason to believe restaurants will bounce back — we know diners (like us!) are eager to get back out there. We see it every time a city opens up (check it out for yourself on our State of the Industry report, updated daily). Plus, our survey, done in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, of 21,000 diners across the U.S. and Canada found that 33% of diners expect they’ll resume their regular dining out behavior between April and September 2021, a 32% increase compared to October 2020.

As dining out rebounds, our focus remains clear: helping restaurants get back in action.

Here are just a few of the ways OpenTable is helping as dining rebounds in the coming months:

  • Free online waitlisting to help safely manage crowds
  • Free QR codes restaurants can create and scan with no limits for contact-free menus and more
  • Low 2% service fees (as compared to up to 30% from some companies) on takeout and prepaid experiences run through OpenTable
  • Continued waived subscription fees for any restaurant that remains closed

As always, we’re at your service, providing diners with options to dine safely and restaurants with the support they need to keep providing exceptional hospitality.

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