Restaurant Reservations Tech Space Consolidates as Resy Buys Competitor Reserve

November 5, 2018


SOURCE Fortune

The hospitality tech space is contracting as two more startups that have emerged in the last few years are merging.

Resy, which offers both restaurant management software and a consumer-facing restaurant reservation platform, announced on Monday that it is acquiring its competitor, Reserve, a dining reservations and recommendations site.

The purchase is a considerable expansion play as the deal will expand Resy’s footprint—not just in its core U.S. markets such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, but also with Reserve’s restaurant networks in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. This will include partnerships with the likes of the James Beard-award winning Rick Bayless Group in Chicago and Dan Barber’s acclaimed establishment Blue Hill at Stone Barns in upstate New York, which has been named as one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The combined Resy-Reserve network will reach more than 4,000 restaurants nationwide, making what Resy says will be the largest private restaurant reservation service in the United States.

Reserve CEO Greg Hong said in Monday’s announcement that the current objective is “establishing a plan to combine the best of both of our
products, and we’ll be working closely with our restaurant partners and their guests to ensure that it is a smooth and positive experience.”

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