Restaurant.com Reaches 18,000th Restaurant Milestone and Now Offers More Than 45,000 Gift Certificate Options
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Restaurant.com, the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide, has hit a new company milestone that further demonstrates the company’s commitment to restaurant operators and diners alike. Today, Restaurant.com officially announced it now offers savings to more than 18,000 participating restaurants from coast to coast. In conjunction with the milestone, diners also have a record number of discounted gift certificates to choose from and can now access more than 45,000 daily gift certificate options by visiting www.Restaurant.com.
“We are excited to share the news of this recent milestone and we could not experience such tremendous growth without the support of our loyal restaurant partners and customers,” said Cary Chessick, Restaurant.com president and CEO. “It is a true honor to support so many local businesses and households across the country through our gift certificate program and we look forward to reaching many more milestones in 2011 and beyond.”
Founded in 1999, Restaurant.com has become the leading provider of discounted restaurant gift certificates and has grown its restaurant base consistently year over year. Since February 2009, participating restaurants increased by nearly 80-percent and available gift certificate options have more than quadrupled. All Restaurant.com restaurant partners benefit from increased exposure and marketing, as well as value-added services such as diner survey results, online reservations, profit estimates, reports showing number of tables filled, and custom marketing services–all provided for no out-of-pocket costs.
For diners, Restaurant.com offers an easy-to-search site and features a webpage offering personalized descriptions of cuisine and menu items, as well as information about pricing, location, hours of operation and decor for each of its 18,000+ restaurant partners. After searching for participating restaurants on the site, diners pick, purchase and print the selected gift certificate for immediate use. Diners present their Restaurant.com gift certificate upon arrival, which is then honored on-site.
“Restaurant.com is going to stay committed to growing its restaurant base and will continue to offer operators and diners superior service,” said Chessick. “As we celebrate reaching 18,000 partners, we celebrate the restaurant industry and the special experience that dining out brings.”
Restaurant.com regularly runs exclusive sales on top of its already discounted gift certificates. Diners can visit the site and join the free email list to receive notices about sale promotions. For more information about Restaurant.com, visit www.Restaurant.com.
Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 45,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices. To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $500 million through the gift certificate program. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.