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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...

2011-05-24 07:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free online reservations for diners and guest management systems for restaurants, today announced that last month it seated its 10 millionth cumulative diner via OpenTable mobile products. Diners seated through OpenTable mobile products have now spent an estimated $400 million at partner restaurants. Since the company introduced its first mobile offering in May 2008,...

2011-03-07 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The food truck phenomena is growing at a rapid pace each day as new restaurateurs join the thousands of gourmet food trucks already on the road. Food trucks have become gathering spots for the local community as well as a place where diners can get restaurant quality meals at a fraction of the cost. Hanging out at food trucks with a rock n' roll or exotic location theme and enjoying multimedia entertainment along with great food are all part of...

2011-02-22 07:00:00

LISLE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy percent of U.S. diners say they want more information about the sourcing and nutritional value of their meals when dining out, with nearly two-thirds (64 percent) agreeing they would choose healthier meals if more information was provided, according to Unilever Food Solutions' new World Menu Report, "What's in Your Food?" The global report surveyed 3,500 diners in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, Brazil and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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