Rogue OpenTable employee makes hundreds of fake reservations on rival app
OpenTable, an online restaurant booking service, fired an employee who made hundreds of no-show reservations at various Chicago restaurants through rival site Reserve.
The unnamed OpenTable employee allegedly made around 300 fake reservations through Reserve, the equivalent of 1,200 to 1,300 no-show patrons, according to BuzzFeed. The employee planned on using the hundreds of no-shows in sales pitches to restaurants prove that OpenTable is a better product than Reserve.
“This was obviously done with the intent to harm Reserve,” Reserve COO Michael Wesner