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Cost Calculator for Restaurant Reservations Systems

Thinking about adding a new restaurant reservation system to your operations? Here's what each pricing model could cost you each month.

TouchBistro Reservations

$0

Transaction fee

$229

Flat subscription fee

$0

Integration fee

$229

per month

Per Cover Only

$

Transaction fee

$0

Flat subscription fee

$0

Integration fee

$

per month

Examples of this pricing model include: OpenTable Connect

Subscription Only

with Full Features

$0

Transaction fee

$249–$899

Flat subscription fee

$0

Integration fee

$249–$899

per month

Examples of this pricing model include: Yelp Reservations Tock Pro Resy Full Stack

Subscription Only

with Add-On Features Available

$0

Transaction fee

$249–$399

Flat subscription fee

$100

Integration fee

$349–$499

per month

Examples of this pricing model include: Resy Platform Resy 360

Subscription + Per Cover

$

Transaction fee

$199–$249

Flat subscription fee

$0

Integration fee

$

per month

Examples of this pricing model include: OpenTable Guest Centre Tock Plus

*Results for restaurants that don't currently have reservations are calculated based on the number of covers at a rate of 50%.

*Results based on publicly advertised, standard pricing ($USD) from providers as of October 15, 2019.

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Get More Info on Reservations Pricing Models

TouchBistro Reservations

TouchBistro offers a subscription only with full features pricing model for our complete reservations system. You get your POS integration, two-way communication, customized guest profiles, cloud reporting, and more – all for one flat rate that won’t fluctuate from month to month. No cover charges, hidden fees, or surprises – including our restaurant discover platform for diners, TouchBistro Dine. Receive reviews from your diners, as well as manage, respond to, and remove unwanted reviews from your page. Even more, our reservation platform won’t compete with you for bookings by placing ads on search platforms. We want to help you get more customers in the door and make sure your business thrives.

Per Cover Only

Cover only is a pricing model where you just pay transaction fees for reservations made through the platform. This often provides you with basic online reservations and little to no additional functions within the platform (e.g. reporting, guest profiles, etc.). There can be a higher transaction fee for reservations made directly on the platform’s website or app, and a lower fee for ones made through the platform’s integration on your site. Remember that these platforms may have big advertising budgets, which means they could be competing against you on search engines or other advertising platforms, trying to get diners to book on their site instead of yours.

Subscription Only with Full Features

This subscription-only pricing model means you’re paying an all-inclusive flat rate, regardless of how many reservations you book and which platforms they book on. There are no extra fees for additional features and functionality, and no surprises. Make sure you ask about the system’s diner platform (where people can discover your restaurant. The diner discovery app can be considered separate from the restaurant platform, and you might have to pay a premium to be featured on it.

Subscription Only with Optional Add-On Features

This pricing model is similar to the full feature one, but begins with a more basic management platform with minimal features. Then, you can build on the platform by adding (and paying for) certain features you need for your business, like guest messaging, surveys, web booking, security, and more. So, while the initial price may look less expensive, these additional features required to optimize the reservations side of your business can quickly double or triple the cost.

Subscription + Cover

Here you’re paying both a base price and a per transaction fee (either a dollar amount or percentage of the total check). The per transaction fee here might be lower than with a cover only pricing model, but it can still add up. Also, since you’re probably paying less for this platform, you may also get fewer features, like reporting, waitlist management, or even integrations. Make sure you always get a full list of what’s included and what’s not for the platform and the plan you choose for your venue.