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2011-08-17 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- gDine, (www.gDine.com) the online "dining concierge" that launched in Chicago earlier this year, has attracted a new angel investor. Lakshmi Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago, invested $500,000 in the online group dining start-up with an option to invest an additional $500,000 in three months. Unlike other online discount portals, gDine works with local restaurant owners to create exclusive dining menus, special options and rates to...

2011-08-05 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today said that OpenTable President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Roberts will participate in the Oppenheimer 14th Annual Technology & Communications Conference on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in...

2011-08-04 15:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today said that OpenTable Executive Chairman Jeff Jordan will participate in the Morgan Keegan Technology Conference on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. The conference will be held at the Palace Hotel in New York City. (Logo:...

2011-08-02 15:31:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced that I. Duncan Robertson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective August 23. "Duncan is a talented executive with deep experience and a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to help lead and grow a global business," said Matt...

2011-07-25 07:30:00

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a new name, a revamped web site and a significant market expansion, Savored, the web's leading service for accessing insider pricing at premier restaurants nationwide, announces today a partnership with OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) to provide Savored 30% Off Deals on OpenTable.com. The Savored program debuts today on the San Francisco Bay Area homepage of OpenTable and will expand to other U.S. markets over time. The extension...

2011-07-20 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nosh (http://www.nosh.me), a free iPhone and Android app that allows users to rate, review, and share photos of menu items with friends and followers across social networks, officially launches for foodies everywhere. Nosh takes dining recommendations to the next level by shifting the review from an entire restaurant to the actual menu items. Nosh users can see what the most popular items on the menu are through reviews and photos, and...

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2011-07-16 06:00:00

Looking to eat less next time you go out to eat at a restaurant? You might want to try using a bigger fork, according to a new study recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Three University of Utah authors--Arul Mishra, Himanshu Mishra, and Tamara M. Masters--conducted a field study at an unnamed Italian restaurant, providing two different sizes of forks to diners in order to "manipulate bite sizes," according to a July 14 press release from University of Chicago Press...

2011-07-14 16:22:43

Larger portion sizes usually mean we eat more food, but according to new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, bigger bites lead to eating less"”in restaurant settings. "In this research we examined the influence of small versus large bite-sizes on overall quantity of food consumed," write authors Arul Mishra, Himanshu Mishra, and Tamara M. Masters (all University of Utah, Salt Lake City). The authors conducted a field study in a popular Italian restaurant. They used two sizes of...

2011-07-13 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and guest management solutions for restaurants, will announce its second quarter results for fiscal year 2011 on Tuesday, August 2 following the close of market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO ) OpenTable will discuss the results on a conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on that...

2011-05-25 07:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the summer travel season, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced the 50 winners of its Diners' Choice Awards for Best Outdoor Dining in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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