Restaurant App Reserve Expands to Atlanta and Denver

Restaurant App Reserve Expands to Atlanta and Denver

Move over Opentable, the reservation app Reserve is expanding. 

The app is already in Chicago, New York City, and the Tri-state area in Philly, but now foodies in Denver and Atlanta can use the app to make a reservation at some of the hottest restaurants in the city.

“Since Day 1, we've been focused on bringing you an easier way to make reservations at the best restaurants around the country. Today, we're one step closer to that goal: Reserve is excited to announce that we’re now live in Denver, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia. You can now explore many of the top spots in both dining destinations exclusively with Reserve,” wrote Reserve in the announcement. 

So which restaurants have partnered with Reserve

Several of the Foodable Top 25 restaurants in these cities are now accepting reservations on the mobile platform, including Denver’s Acorn, Atlanta’s Canoe, Denver’s Guard and Grace, and Boulder’s Oak at Fourteenth.

The app, dubbed as a “digital concierge,” is known to be especially user-friendly for both restaurant operators and guests. 

The company first launch in 2014 with a mission to make it easier for guests to make reservations at restaurants. 

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Why These Food Tech Companies Failed

Why These Food Tech Companies Failed

By Kerri Adams, Editor-at-Large

Five years ago, it seemed like every entrepreneur wanted a piece of the food tech pie. Once PostMates launched in 2011 and GrubHub and Seamless merged in 2013, thousands of food-focused technology companies were on the lookout for funding.

The future looked bright as many of these companies raised millions. Fast forward to 2016, several of these well-funded startups have been forced to throw in the towel.

But, why did these companies fail in the first place? Especially when many of which seemed to be on track to succeed?

SpoonRocket 

This on-demand pre-made meal delivery startup announced in mid-march that it was closing up shop. Although the company had raised $13.5 million, it wasn’t enough to fund the costs to continue operating. 

So, why couldn’t SpoonRocket stay afloat?

The Fierce Competition 

By 2016, SpoonRocket was one of the many on-demand food delivery services on the market. DoorDash, PostMates, Caviar, GrubHub and even Amazon were rapidly spreading to different cities. 

Investors interested in the third-party delivery sector had more options to choose from.

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Reserve and NoWait — The Shifting Landscape of Online Reservations

In this On Foodable episode, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Managing Editor Jessica Bryant is joined by Reserve CEO Greg Hong and NoWait CEO Ware Sykes to talk technology and online reservations.

What void are each of these technologies filling in the marketplace? How are they using data to better enhance the overall consumer dining experience? In the modern-day landscape of a crowded mobile-first reservation space, what differentiates Reserve? And how can operators customize these technologies specifically for their concepts? Watch the full episode to find out!