Gordon Ramsay Holdings Selects OpenTable Reservation System for All UK Restaurants
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — World renowned Gordon Ramsay Holdings has announced that the group will adopt OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), the world’s leading provider of reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, in all of its UK restaurants.
Gordon Ramsay UK restaurants will manage their phone, walk-in and online reservations using the OpenTable Electronic Reservation Book at each location. In addition, OpenTable will power real-time, online reservations from the GordonRamsay.com website as well as through bookings from its popular restaurant-reservation website, toptable.com, and through its extensive network of partners.
Gordon Ramsay Holdings runs some of the finest restaurants in the UK including the three Michelin starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, Maze, Petrus, and Savoy Grill. The group also operates several other popular London venues including the recently opened Bread Street Kitchen, Foxtrot Oscar, The Narrow, Plane Food, and York and Albany.
“The best-in-class floor management that the OpenTable system provides, coupled with the benefits of having real-time availability and access to a vibrant diner community via toptable.com and the OpenTable partner network were all key factors in our decision to appoint OpenTable across the whole restaurant group,” commented Stuart Gillies, Managing Director, Gordon Ramsay Holdings.
“We are delighted to be working with Gordon Ramsay Holdings, and pleased that the success of the OpenTable solution at Bread Street Kitchen demonstrated how our technology and diner network provide tangible operational benefits and help generate more bookings,” comments Chris Wood, Managing Director of OpenTable Europe. “By providing real-time reservation availability across all Ramsay restaurants and across our vast diner network, we can help them manage their bookings more effectively and maximise their business potential.”
OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, which include 73 of the 150 Michelin starred restaurants in the UK, and 115 of the 130 Michelin starred restaurants in the U.S. The company has seated more than 280 million diners around the world, representing more than $10 billion spent at partner restaurants. In addition to its consumer destination sites OpenTable.com and toptable.com, OpenTable has more than 600 partners worldwide including American Express, Bing, Google, Squaremeal, Time Out, Yahoo!, Yelp, and Zagat.
About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 280 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, the leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.