Open Table owns the online reservation business. Now the Scripps Network, which we know better as the Food Network, wants to get in on the game. It has launched a competing service called CityEats that will leverage its Food Network brand name. The main difference is that CityEats will charge restaurants less than Open Table has.
Open Table charges establishments $200 to $700 enrollment fee, levies a $1 per reservation fee on top of that, and tacks on a monthly charge of $199.
CityEats, which is up and running in Philly and DC with plans for San Francisco and NYC later this year, will charge restaurants $0.75 per reservation and $175 to $200 a month.
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