According to data from
OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant
reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG),
Americans will be dining out this Mother's Day to celebrate the moms
in their lives, making it the single busiest day for group dining of
the year. Coast to coast, families and friends will gather to honor
mom, particularly in the top 25 cities that celebrate Mother's Day.
"No one brings everyone together at the table like mom does," said
Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at Open Table. "Mother's Day has
become the single most popular day for group dining, beating out all
other holidays when we typically see diners gathering in large
parties. And while love for mom is pervasive in cities across America,
the diners in the top 25 definitely make it a point to celebrate the
moms in their lives."
According to OpenTable data, among the cities that love moms the most,
the South proves it knows a thing or two about showering mom with
love. Baton Rouge takes the top prize, while Charlotte, North Carolina
(#3) and Houston (#4) make the top five. Not to be outdone by Southern
counterparts, New York City demonstrates it can slow down long enough
to make Mother's Day special, securing the number two spot, while the
Midwest also claims bragging rights with Indianapolis in fifth place.
The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Cities that
Celebrate Mother's Day:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
New York, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Diego, California
Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Mother's Day on
the OpenTable Blog.
Methodology: The list of the 'Top 25 Cities That Celebrate Mother's
Day' was based on an algorithm using four variables: the volume of
diners seated on Mother's Day; the volume of reservations on Mother's
Day; the percent increase in the volume of diners seated on Mother's
Day compared to an average Sunday; and the percent increase in the
volume of reservations on Mother's day compared to an average Sunday.
All qualifying cities have a minimum of 50 restaurants on OpenTable.
About OpenTable: OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant
reservations, seating more than 25 million diners per month via online
reservations across more than 45,000 restaurants. The OpenTable
network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and
book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized
hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables
diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a
restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful
information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the
company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online
reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's
most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable
hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book,
streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since
its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1.5 billion diners
via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered
in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20
countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan,
Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.
Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.