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SAME DAY RESERVATIONS AT VANCOUVER'S TOP RESTAURANTS

If you are like most of us here at AnnaLena we generally wait until the last minute to make a booking in town, and finding a good seat at some of the best rooms can prove to be a bit tricky. Luckily a team of restaurant pros from Montreal have come up with a solution that solves a number of problems for both sides.

Kyle Nares (Garde Manger, Le Bremner Montreal) was tired and quite over, as most of us are, the number of guests that would "no-show" their bookings that they had previously booked for that evening. Being in a low foot traffic part of town the bookings would quickly expire as it was difficult to get them filled in such short notice and DINR was created.

DINR lets restaurants post available reservations for tables that are available for TONIGHT only. When a restaurant is fully booked for the night DINR will send a notification that a table has opened up.  It also allows the restaurant to have a bit more flexibility on seating times and specific tables. We love having the opportunity to put some bar seats on the app to get snatched up.

Here's some more information and background from the team at DINR.

Vancouver’s home to an incredibly diverse culinary community and prominent culture of food aficionados constantly seeking out the best dining experiences. Within this landscape lies an obstacle: the difficulty of securing reservations at high demand restaurants without reserving days or weeks in advance.

The solution is DINR, a free mobile reservation service that matches same day availabilities at Vancouver’s most highly acclaimed restaurants, with last-minute diners.

“DINR is committed to helping diners easily find and book same-day reservations at a curated list of venues while at the same time both filling empty seats that arise from cancellations and eliminating no-shows for restaurants,” says Kyle Nares, co-founder, DINR.

 

DINR’s successful Montreal launch in late 2014 prompted expansion and launches in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City in 2016, leading to more than 90,000 downloads and over 50,000 same-day diners seated. Vancouver partner restaurants include: l’Abattoir, Savio Volpe, Cinara, Royal Dinette, AnnaLena, Wildebeest, Torafuku, Chambar and Pidgin.

“With the launch of DINR in Vancouver, we are expanding our quality driven network of coveted restaurants. DINR delivers reference point curation and on-demand service for both Vancouverites and visitors alike seeking out the best culinary experiences. DINR users can travel across all of Canada’s major cities and dine at the best restaurants without ever planning or questioning the quality of a potential restaurant choice.” says Nares.

DINR is very simple to use: users search the curated list for current availabilities at nearby restaurants for that day and can make a reservation in just four taps. If a restaurant has no availabilities, users can select ‘Notify Me’ and DINR will send a notification the minute a table opens up. Reservations are free but require a credit card to secure the seats. Diners who fail to show up are subject to a $30.00 no show charge.

DINR Facts and Figures:

●     9 Vancouver restaurant partners

●     35 Montreal restaurant partners

●     20 Toronto restaurant partners

●     5 Calgary restaurant partners

●     10 Ottawa restaurant partners

●     6 Quebec City restaurant partners

●     DINR no-show rate 0.3% (industry average no-show rate 5-10%)

●     Instant push notifications of openings lead to tables booked in app

●     90,000+ downloads

●     50,000+ same day diners seated

DINR is very simple to use: users search the curated list for current availabilities at nearby restaurants for that day and can make a reservation in just four taps. If a restaurant has no availabilities, users can select ‘Notify Me’ and DINR will send a notification the minute a table opens up. Reservations are free but require a credit card to secure the seats. Diners who fail to show up are subject to a $30.00 no show charge.

 

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ABOUT DINR INC.

DINR is a free mobile reservation service that matches same day availabilities at the most highly acclaimed restaurants, with last-minute diners. DINR was developed in late 2014 by Kyle Nares, co-owner of Garde Manger and Le Bremner, two of Montreal’s most celebrated restaurants; and Bryan Mahoney, CTO at Glossier Inc. in Manhattan and co-founder of Dynamo, an award-winning digital design studio in Montreal. DINR is currently available in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Quebec City on iOS and Android. GetDINR.com

 

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