Paid Restaurant Reservation App Lets Diners Cut The Line

Paid Restaurant Reservation App Lets Diners Cut The Line

Resy lets people buy tickets for "premium tables" at restaurants.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 3 june 2014

More often than not, getting a reservation at a popular restaurant can be quite a challenge and sometimes even a real pain. Sometimes it takes several phone calls to land a reservation, and you have to book weeks in advance just to even get a seat.

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk partnered up with CrowdTwist co-founder Mike Montero and Eater co-founder Ben Leventhal to create an app called Resy, which basically lets users pay for a reservation at a restaurant they want.

Instead of tying up the phone lines trying to get that restaurant reservation or waiting for weeks to finally try that new place, users just pay for the table they want and when they want it. The concept is almost like buying a ticket to eat at that specific establishment.

The idea is that there are premium tables, similar to the tables reserved for VIPs, and for $10, $25 or more, the users can snatch up those premium tables using the app and have that meal right away. No more waiting for days on end just to get a seat on a popular restaurant.

In an interview with Eater, Leventhal said people are still free to call up restaurants or email them constantly to get a reservation, but those “regular” tables are not what Resy has in mind. Resy lets restaurants offer premium tables to customers for a price and because of the fee for those tables, restaurants won’t have to worry as much about customers not showing up for their reservations.

Users can also cancel their reservations through the app and receive a refund for the product at least 24 hours before their reservation time. They won’t be able to cancel a reservation if it’s within four hours of their time.

Resy is launching in beta in June with New York restaurants such as Balthazar, Minetta Tavern, Charlie Bird, Morandi, Lure Fish Bar, and Rosemary’s. The app will be available on iOS and Android for the beta launch.


[h/t]: Business Insider



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