Diners can book tables at more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide using Toptable.com’s iPhone app and its mobile-friendly website. The London company claims it has 1.4m registered users, who can review their dining experiences at venues ranging from the Ritz in London to the Spice Pavilion in Edinburgh. By booking online, they can earn points that can be claimed against the cost of the meal. Chief executive Karen Hanton founded the company in 1999 and oversaw sales growth of 36% a year, from £2.6m in 2006 to £6.6m in 2009. Last Wednesday the company was acquired for $55m (£35m) by Open Table, the American restaurant reservations website operator.
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