The Most Affordable Restaurant Reservation System

Last Updated on July 17, 2023
88 Restaurants offers the most affordable restaurant reservations system on the market. Prices start at $79 per month for the Plus package that includes reservations, ordering, loyalty program, star ratings booster, and more.  The plus package includes unlimited reservations and no covers fees regular reservations (there is a small fee paid by the customer for event tickets and large party deposits). The platform is packed full of features that include a streamlined booking path for customers, a series of smart SMS integrations that minimize fake bookings and no shows, a follow up feedback system designed to boost restaurant star ratings on Google, Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Facebook, and an optional automated email marketing loyalty program that rewards customers for coming back more than once per month.

Streamlined Booking for Customers
Our system enables customers to book reservations in 3 steps (shown below). In the first step they select date, time, and party size.  In step 2, they enter contact information, including mobile phone. In step 3 we send them an SMS validation code to verify they have a working mobile phone and are not a robot. Step 4 is notification the reservation was successful and our site sends confirmations by email and SMS to the customer. To simplify things even more, repeat customers using the same device do not have go through step 3 SMS validation as we use cookies to identify the combination of phone, email, and device to validate that customer. That combined with most browsers saving customer's contact information and repeat customers can book a reservation in ~20 seconds.

SMS Integrations
Remembering passwords is hard, especially if you don't come back to the site often. Rather than request users create a username and password, we simply identify them by their mobile phone. It's easy to set up a fake email, but much harder to set up a fake mobile phone number. Identifying customers by their mobile phone means they don't have to remember if they used their work or personal email address. If they change jobs, they don't lose access to resetting their password for an old work email.  The end result is all the convenience of booking reservations without a password for customers with the security of knowing you have the right mobile phone number if you need to talk or text a customer.  By verifying we have the correct mobile phone, we can send them reservation confirmation to their SMS and email. Plus we can follow up after the reservation with optional star ratings for feedback.

Feedback System to Boost Star Ratings
After the reservation is completed, we send a follow up SMS asking the customer to rate their dining experience. If the experience was less than perfect, we encourage them to give your restaurant feedback on how it can improve. If the experience was 5 star we want those customers spreading the word on ratings and review sites so we encourage them to share on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google, and Facebook. You can use this link to learn more about our easy tool to improve restaurant star ratings.

Optional Automated Email Marketing Restaurant Loyalty Program
88 Restaurants reservation system comes with an automated email marketing loyalty program. Simply visit Tools > Loyalty and enable the program with a checkmark and drop down list to select the loyalty perk. When enabled, the 88 Restaurants reservation system will email customers letting them know they will receive the perk on their next visit if they book at least once per month. Use this link to learn more about our Easy to use restaurant loyalty program with automated email marketing