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OpenTable rival? Groupon opens Reserve restaurant booking program
OpenTable rival? Groupon opens Reserve restaurant booking program

Groupon Inc. has OpenTable Inc. in its cross hairs, launching a similar restaurant-booking service to complement its daily deal offerings. The new Groupon Reserve program is already live in 10 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington. By the end of the year, Chicago-based Groupon expects to expand the set-up to the rest of the country and abroad. At the moment, Groupon Reserve only allows users to put their names down for discounted meals. The program, which uses table-finding technology from Savored.com, gives patrons a bargain on their bill without requiring them to print out vouchers or pay for their food in advance. Groupon bought Savored.com in...

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