OpenTable Launches Mobile Payment App in N.Y.
Aug. 14, 2014
OpenTable, the popular online restaurant-reservation service, this week said it has launched its mobile payment service in restaurants in New York. The company has been testing the service, which enables users who link a credit card to the OpenTable iPhone app to view and pay their check on their phone, in its home city of San Francisco since February , and it plans to add the capability at more restaurants there.
“Just as we solved the pain of booking a reservation, we have a tremendous opportunity to solve the pain of settling the check,” said Matt Roberts, CEO of OpenTable. “We have millions of diners actively booking reservations on our mobile apps and technology in more than 31,000 restaurants. This combination makes us uniquely suited to power a payment and dining experience that is intuitive and elegant for both diners and restaurants.”
The company said it plans launches in 20 more U.S. cities before the end of 2014.