SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanspoon, the leading online local restaurant guide and reservations system, today announced that it amassed more than 1,000 restaurants that have signed up to use Rezbook, their system to manage dining reservations. Rezbook enables restaurants to throw away with their paper reservation book to better draw in new diners and manage the restaurant floor, while also avoiding the costly investment and maintenance associated with alternative reservation systems.
In addition to enabling customers to manage their reservations and seating process, Rezbook also offers restaurants a seamless way to draw more patrons to their door from over a million daily visits to Urbanspoon. Online reservations processed by Urbanspoon have increased by 325% this year.
"New technologies have made it cheaper and easier for restaurants to get into the online reservation game, and it's no longer necessary for them to make a massive investment on expensive systems and maintenance fees," said Kara Nortman, general manager, Urbanspoon. "Online reservations systems are not just for huge restaurants with deep pockets; now, anyone with an iPad can reach thousands of new diners and immediately get them into seats."
Urbanspoon's popular mobile app, which features the signature "restaurant slot machine shake," which helps users find a restaurant that fits their needs, recently hit an additional milestone of one billion shakes. In addition, the app has been downloaded more than 20 million times across mobile platforms.
"Urbanspoon has a massive reach among diners on both online and mobile platforms. Meeting their demand for online reservation availability is a win-win-win for the restaurants, for the diners and for Urbanspoon," added Nortman.
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant reviews from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, Urbanspoon Rez. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad, Urbanspoon Rezbook. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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