How A Former Opentable Employee Cost Some Chicago Restaurants Valuable Business

Posted: Mar 10, 2018



A Chicago-area OpenTable employee was recently fired after the person led a restaurant-reservation-booking scheme to undermine competitor platform, Reserve.

As reported by “Grub Street,” the individual “booked ‘several hundred’ bogus reservations at 45 Chicago restaurants using Reserve in hopes of plaguing the app with no-shows.”

This person reportedly thought that would be the perfect set-up for a sales pitch to convert those affected restaurants into OpenTable clients, again (this conspiracy mainly targeted previous OpenTable clients that had switched over to the Reserve platform).

As it turns out, the rogue doings by this former employee had been going on from December 2017 to February 2018. Since, OpenTable Inc. “has apologized and says this individual was ‘terminated immediately,’” according to “Grub Street.”

What’s true is that Reserve realized what was happening on Valentine’s Day (arguably, one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants). Needless to say, restaurants were not happy about it and it is unsure how much money was lost.

How can restaurants better protect themselves from these types of schemes?

By Vanessa Rodriguez 
March 07, 2018
Source: Foodabletv.com






Go-Wine Sharing and Promotion

Go-Wine's mission is to organize food and beverage information and make it universally accessible and beneficial. These are the benefits of sharing your article in Go-Wine.com

  • It Generates Free Traffic to your site.
  • Your Article Will Get Indexed Faster.
  • Your Google Rankings Will Rise. Google Rise Articles with Positive Participation & Contribution.
  • Your Article Will Reach New Customers and Audience. Go-Wine has a selected audience and visitors from over 120 countries.
  • You always receive credit - you will be cited accurately (Author, Website & Hyperlink).
  • The integrity of the Information is not compromised - you always will be linked to the most up to date version of your article.

Contact Us for more information.

© 2018 Go-Wine©. All Rights Reserved. Designed by JCarrillo. Vision of Wine Business Academy