First Table promotes its partner restaurants to a large, qualified database of food lovers online, leveraging your least busy table with a special deal on food. You will still get full price on drinks.
Savvy restaurateurs know the value of having diners in their restaurant at the beginning of the night, and First Table is the perfect incentive for diners to try something new while saving money at an early time.
Get those first customers in the door Our research has shown that customers attract customers. It makes sense; a customer eating in your restaurant is an endorsement that your restaurant is good! And it shows you’re open.
It’s free! No commission, no sign-up fee, and there’s no minimum period Apart from offering an earlybird special on your first table of the evening there is no cost to the restaurant.
New customers Over 447,436 diners have registered with First Table over the last 4 years. Seventy five percent of First Table diners indicate it's their first time dining at each restaurant. Treat them to a fantastic time and they'll tell their friends. They'll come back too and they won't always dine at early o'clock!
Customers' contact details The contact details of diners are yours to remarket to, along with their permission to do so.
Offer your first table when you choose You’re free to pick the days and the time you offer your first table. This means you don’t have to discount on weekends if you don’t want to. We'll give you a login so you can block out dates when you're already busy, like Valentine's Day.
Raving reviews The problem with restaurant review websites is that customers tend to only leave a review when they have something to complain about. First Table solves this by actively encouraging and incentivising all First Table diners to leave a review after dining at your restaurant and uses prizes to encourage brilliant feedback.
Facebook Integration Diners are financially incentivized by First Table to share their booking of your restaurant on their own Facebook page with the click of a single button.
You will have access to our database If you’ve got a special on, a new menu, a new chef or any other update that you want everyone to know about, we will send the news out to our customers in your area, for free!
ResDiary integration If you’re using ResDiary for your reservations it couldn’t be easier – First Table is fully integrated for a seamless booking experience.
It’s free marketing and it's super easy
Did we mention it’s free? First Table's revenue model is to charge diners, meaning restaurants don't pay a cent to use the platform.
Also, we know you’re busy, so we do all of the work for you! There’s no setup required on your behalf.
First Table provides reservations of one table per night (two, three or four people) at your least busy time, on the evenings you choose - four nights/week is the minimum. The deal is consistent for all restaurants - half priced food & full priced drinks. Diners can book each table up to a week in advance and pay First Table €6 to secure the deal. There are no fees for you to pay to First Table. Social media marketing will be done for your restaurant by First Table, and the customer's contact details are immediately available to you, and no one else.
Regarding your product, my husband took some persuading from Aiden and I, as he is always wary of the unnecessarily discounting product, hence why he has never subscribed to The Entertainment Book.
What we like about First Table is that you have control over what time and what days guests dine. We have found it a great way to bring life into the courtyard in the late afternoon, encouraging other diners to come in.
Although it is always difficult to gauge the effect on bottom line I believe that First Table has increased Sasso’s profile with local clientele, something that we have found challenging in a crowded and heavily discounted market. Radio advertising had very little effect, but through your channel we can actually see the local diners who have visited via the review process.
I am more than happy for you to use my feedback as a testimonial.
Matthew Kyhnn - dined at Fishbone Bar & Grill on 16 January 2020
Hayley Presling - dined at The Tasting Room on 15 January 2020
Kathryn Bolton - dined at Boo Radley's Food & Liquor on 19 January 2020
Mary White - dined at The Polo Bar & Restaurant on 13 January 2020
Charlotte Natusch - dined at Cullens on 21 January 2020
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