Hailo and Bookatable Partner to Offer Ultimate Convenience to Restaurant Goers
May 14, 2014 – Leading cab app, Hailo, has teamed up with Bookatable, Europe’s largest real-time restaurant marketplace with 13,000 restaurants globally, to enable restaurateurs to offer Hailo’s super convenient on demand taxi service to diners.
Following an integration with Bookatable’s cloud-based table reservation service, restaurants can now book one of Hailo’s 15,000 strong fleet of London black cabs on behalf of restaurant goers at the push of a button.
No longer are diners left waiting for taxis outside in the street or fiddling awkwardly with their phones under the table booking taxis, worse still making calls in the restaurant itself. Instead, all it takes is a discreet word with the waiting staff and a Hailo will be ready as soon as the diner has got their jacket.
The first phase of the integration will see Bookatable rollout to their top-tier restaurants with another 1,500 to go live by the end of the summer.
Commenting on the partnership, Jon Moore, Chief Product Officer at Hailo stated: “We’re really delighted to partner with Bookatable to create this additional layer of service quality for restaurants and their customers. Integrating our API with market-leading service providers like Bookatable helps to extend the great Hailo experience to a highly relevant audience in a context where getting a safe, fast and reliable journey home really matters.”
Joe Steele, CEO at Bookatable added further: “We’re always looking to make life easier for our restaurant staff and their customers, so our integration with Hailo allows us to offer a greater level of service, as well as provide simplicity for waiting staff. Our integrated offering means diners can end their night enjoyably and service staff aren’t rushing between serving tables and waiting outside for cabs.”
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Hailo is the evolution of the hail a free smartphone app which puts people just two taps away from a licensed vehicle, and lets drivers get more passengers when they want them. A Hailo hail is accepted around the world every two seconds from Hailo’s global network of over 60,000 drivers and more than a million passengers. Launched in November 2011, Hailo is available in London, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, all across Ireland, Madrid, Barcelona, Osaka and Singapore. Hailo has carried over twenty million passengers and grown to annualized sales of well over $100M. Founded by three taxi drivers and three internet entrepreneurs, Hailo has raised $100M from the best investors anywhere, including Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico Ventures and Sir Richard Branson. Hailo is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Simply search on “Hailo”.
At this stage, the platform only allows cash payments
Bookatable powers Europe’s leading restaurant marketplace, with more than 13,000 restaurants customers and millions of diners booking every month. The company works with both restaurateurs and diners to bring them together in a single, vibrant and dynamic marketplace. Headquartered in London, and with offices in Hamburg and Stockholm, the company is exclusively partnered with Michelin, and has restaurants in over 39 countries, taking bookings from diners in over 33 different countries.
For diners, Bookatable makes exploring, discovering and booking a restaurant easy through their app and website, on mobile or desktop. From high-street favourites, to local eateries or the finest Michelin-starred restaurants, Bookatable has it all, with more than thousands of restaurants to choose from across Europe.
Bookatable helps restaurants such as Pied a Terre, Pizza Express and Hilton take online reservations through their own website, Bookatable.co.uk, and other key partners including, Tripadvisor.co.uk, SquareMeal.co.uk, Michelin.fr, Reserviermich.de, Alltomstockholm.se and Restaurangkartan.se.
Their award-winning cloud technology helps restaurants manage their bookings and restaurant floor, and to successfully fill tables when needed, delivering more than 2.5 million diners each month to its restaurant customers from online reservations. For further information please visit http://www.bookatable.co.uk