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This article was published on February 6, 2014

    OpenTable begins testing mobile payments at restaurants

    OpenTable begins testing mobile payments at restaurants
    Josh Ong
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    Josh Ong

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    opentableOnline restaurant reservation service OpenTable has launched a pilot program for mobile payments that will allow users to skip the check when dining out and just pay from their phones.

    The program currently includes a limited group of diners in San Francisco, but the company plans to send out more invites in the coming weeks. Details of OpenTable’s move into the space emerged last year after it purchased Just Chalo, which had been working on a mobile payment app.

    Other startups such as Cover and Dash have already set their sights on solving the problem of getting the check at a restaurant, but OpenTable has a head start with the existing relationships it built through its reservation platform.

    Pay Your Check with OpenTable Mobile: Pilot Payment Program Launches in San Francisco

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