Why did OpenTable want to be acquired

Reservation platforms join forces

As a result of the cooperation, Quandoo's restaurant partners will also be available for reservations via the OpenTable platform. OpenTable's partner restaurants can then also be booked on the Quandoo platform. The partnership offers customers a much larger selection with an even wider selection of restaurants without having to change platforms. According to its own information, OpenTable lists 51,000 restaurants worldwide, Quandoo 18,000 restaurants.

"Restaurants as well as partner restaurants benefit from this partnership by being based on both
Platforms are available. This gives you much greater accessibility. Our mission is to make the out-of-home dining experience as convenient as possible. This strategic partnership enables us to do this faster and more to scale, "said Andrea Johnston, OpenTable's chief operating officer.

Position is strengthened

The goal at Quandoo is to transform and improve the restaurant experience worldwide: "Together with OpenTable, we are looking forward to strengthening our position in the market and expanding our reach to an even greater variety of restaurants," said an initial press release.

"Our goal has always been to simplify access to new culinary experiences for everyone and to increase accessibility for our restaurant partners," says Pierpaolo Zollo, VP Business Development for Quandoo.

As part of the first integration, 10,000 restaurants from Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Italy and Singapore will be made available in OpenTable and Quandoo. The partnership will bring OpenTable's offering to more than 56,000 restaurants worldwide, and Quandoo's restaurant partners will increase to over 23,000. Both companies undertake to continue to use the stocks on their respective platforms together over the course of the partnership.

Founded in 2012, Quandoo is one of the fastest growing reservation platforms for restaurants worldwide. Quandoo claims to have placed over 180 million guests in more than 18,000 restaurants. Headquartered in Berlin and operating in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Turkey, UK, Hong Kong, Finland, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands, Quandoo was acquired by Recruit Holdings in March 2015.