Make this Valentine’s Day outstanding

Check out best practices as well as tools to help you accomplish more

Plan ahead

It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is a busy night for restaurants, but there are some secrets to making it a success. We’re sharing the love with these tips on how to prepare. The infographic includes:

  • How to maximise covers
  • How far in advance diners typically book
  • How to make Valentine’s Day a night (or week) to remember

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Evaluate the past year

How you performed last Valentine’s Day is a great indicator of what to expect this year. In GuestCenter, you can:

Fill your seats

Come Valentine’s Day, you’ll need as many two-tops as possible — 87% of bookings on the holiday are made for parties of two.*

Reconfigure your floor plan with the easy-to-use Table Combinations feature.

This feature is only available on GuestCenter.

Learn more about Table Combinations

*Based on OpenTable seated online reservations in Australia from 2017 to 2019.

Get your staff ready

As one of the busiest nights of the year for restaurants, Valentine’s Day requires plenty of prep. This comprehensive checklist will help you and your staff get on the same page about Valentine’s Day plans, menus, and day-of strategy.

The list includes:

  • How to plan 1+ month out
  • What small details make a big difference, from playlists to decor
  • How to prepare the day of
  • What to do in the days and weeks after

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Protect your restaurant’s Valentine’s Day profits

GuestCenter provides the ability to securely vault diners’ credit card information so that you can easily process charges when necessary. This will help protect your profits if a guest does not comply with your reservation no-show policy, or if you want to your diners to make a deposit on a private dining event.

Unlock your restaurant’s potential.

OpenTable has the tools to help you thrive this Valentine’s Day and beyond. Contact us to learn how we can help.

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