One of the most popular Internet restaurant booking sites, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), announced today, March 1, 2013, the launch of its new Facebook app, "Places I've Eaten" that’s intended to make it easy for people to share their dining history, favorite restaurants and wish lists with friends on Facebook. The app also enables people on Facebook to see where their friends have dined, see their own and their friends' ratings, share recommendations, tag friends with whom they've dined and make reservations.
"Places I've Eaten makes it easy for diners to share and be inspired by memorable dining experiences and to tap into their friends' knowledge of local dining scenes," said Scott Jampol, vice president of Consumer Marketing at OpenTable. "We hope the app will help diners discover new hot spots, share recommendations with friends, and experience their favorite restaurants all over again."
This sounds like a fun way to share food finds and experiences. All you have to do is book a restaurant through Open Table and then go to Facebook to write about, sort of like doing a review for TripAdvisor only easier. Once you start using the app you can keep your dining history private or allow the app to post to your timeline for all or some of your Facebook friends to read. To find out more about Places I've Eaten or access the web-based app, visit: http://www.opentable.com/PlacesIveEaten.
OpenTable, which this LA Travel Diva Examiner uses exclusively to make restaurant reservations, is the world's leading provider of online dining bookings, seating approximately 10 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 27,000 restaurants. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 400 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.