Continuing a successful rollout of its cloud-based reservations system, Timothy Ryan, President and Director of EVEVE’s U.S. operations, announced today that a leading Boston restaurant has switched its online reservation system to EVEVE. EVEVE announced their 2012 expansion plans into Boston after surpassing its expectations in their initial U.S. test market of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Entering the U.S. market just six months ago, EVEVE has succeeded in capturing more than 20% of all Twin Cities online bookings and announced last month that they have now surpassed Urbanspoon as Open Table’s leading U.S. competitor.
“We feel very fortunate that one of the most prestigious restaurants in Boston has switched their online reservation systems to us,” said EVEVE’s Tim Ryan. “Boston is our next U.S. market – it is one of the most celebrated restaurant cities in America – and we are thrilled that our initial foray into this market is going so successfully,” said Ryan.
Boston’s critically acclaimed The Fireplace announced today that they have switched their online booking systems to EVEVE. “The Fireplace has won numerous awards from the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and the Wine Spectator,” said Ryan. “We are very grateful Fireplace has joined the extraordinary restaurant partners we have in our initial U.S. market in the Twin Cities.”
The Fireplace is a New England Grill and Barbeque, with an emphasis on wood-smoked and rotisserie dishes utilizing the freshest offerings of the New England region. The Fireplace’s owner and chef, Jim Solomon, said “While open minded to a new system we have relied comfortably on Open Table for years.” “Yet, the tremendous expenses and some system limitations lead me to explore other options. After thorough examination we decided with great confidence and enthusiasm to partner with EVEVE,” added Solomon. “Jim Solomon’s extraordinary commitment to both domestic and international non-profit organization work is legendary and we are very proud to have the opportunity to be part of his future,” said EVEVE’s Ryan.
“Several other restaurant reservation companies have tried to compete with Open Table but none of them have succeeded the way we have in our initial U.S. test market,” said Ryan. “Our successful entry into our next market – Boston – validates our research that shows a huge market of restaurateurs have been waiting for an affordable alternative.” “Our newest restaurant partner did extensive research about our successes in the Twin Cities and chose us because they have come to trust our software to take care of customer reservations while significantly cutting overhead,” said Ryan.
EVEVE’s cutting-edge technology, which uses cloud-based solutions, makes it easier for restaurants to take advantage of critically important new mobile technologies. “As restaurants start to look into mobile websites, they realize our system will be much easier to integrate” said Ryan, “and I think that’s another reason we’re fielding calls from all over the country. Restaurant owners not only have to cut costs, but stay on top of technology at the same time, and the fact that Eveve offers both has contributed to our careful but rapid growth.”
Established in 2007, EVEVE is a leading global supplier of live reservation systems and has relationships with approximately 1,000 restaurants worldwide.