Oxheart builds upon Eveve’s existing partnerships with 4 of the top 10 most booked independent restaurants in Houston
Timothy Ryan, CEO of EVEVE, announced today that Oxheart – the Houston Chronicle’s #1 rated restaurant in 2013 – has switched its reservations system from SeatMe to Eveve. Prior to this, several restaurants had already joined Eveve in Houston, including four of the top ten most booked independents—Benjy’s (Washington and Rice Village), Peli Peli and Mandola’s.
“We are very grateful that Oxheart has joined the EVEVE family and particularly pleased that they cited our superior technology, reliability, Houston based support team and competitive pricing structure as their primary reasons for their move” said Eveve’s Ryan.
“Oxheart is a top restaurant, and consequentially has some unique requirements, particularly relating to reservation policies, reserve list and customer database management”. Ryan adds “The Eveve system keeps Oxheart’s guests on their own website throughout the entire reservation process allowing them to manage their customer’s entire experience.”
“Elite restaurants like Oxheart are masters of their brand experience; at Eveve, we understand the importance of enabling restaurants to customize their reservation experience and build their own relationship with each guest,” added Ryan.
Oxheart was recently named the number 1 restaurant in Houston in 2013 by the Houston Chronicle. Its food critic, Alison Cook, said in her year-end review of Houston restaurants that “there is still no restaurant I approach with more anticipation”. Pete Wells, the New York Times restaurant critic adds: “Oxheart is one of the growing number of places around the country that are rearranging our notion of what fine dining means… it is also an example of the growing ambition of the Houston dining scene.” Conde Nast Traveler recently named Oxheart to be one of the top 70 new restaurants in the world.
2013 was EVEVE’s best year so far. A leading supplier in Europe and Australasia, the company first entered the US market 30 months ago. “Our revenue grew solidly last year,” said Ryan. “We booked our three millionth all time diner last month which we consider a milestone. Meanwhile online reservations bookings grew by 70% to 1.8m, and revenues by 60%. Serving clients in 20 states and two Canadian provinces we’ve emerged as Opentable’s principal U.S. competitor, and are particularly competitive when it comes to very busy or elite restaurants, which typically have a greater depth of requirement. Eveve is now the largest independently-owned restaurant reservation supplier globally”.
Established in 2007, Eveve is a leading global supplier of live reservation systems and has relationships with approximately 1,000 restaurants worldwide. For more information, please visit www.eveve.com.