OpenTable, the provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, today announced that it kicked off the national expansion of its pay with OpenTable feature with a launch in New York City.
To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants simply add a credit card in the OpenTable iPhone app before they dine and can then view and pay their check with a few taps. There's no separate app to download, no table number to enter, and no scanning or barcodes involved. Diners who pay with OpenTable simply get up and go whenever they're ready.
"Just as we solved the pain of booking a reservation, we have a tremendous opportunity to solve the pain of settling the check," says 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."
In addition to today's launch in New York City, OpenTable plans to expand its mobile payments presence in San Francisco, home to its mobile payment pilot that launched in February 2014, and plans to roll out the feature across the nation by introducing it in 20 cities before year end.