Yelp Buys Online Reservation Company SeatMe

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Yelp has bought SeatMe, which is a service that competes against OpenTable.  SeatMe allows customers to make reservations.  Less than two weeks ago, Yelp said that they are getting into the food delivery business.  SeatMe has a tablet management and reservations system available for small restaurants.

The company said that the deal will enable the company to ?further enhance the consumer experience by extending the convenience of easy, online reservations directly through Yelp to thousands of currently unserved businesses.?

Yelp already works with OpenTable to power their reservation services.  It is unknown whether the acquisition of SeatMe will affect OpenTable’s integration with Yelp.