Manage Your Restaurant On The Go With Yelp Reservations

From banking to social calendars, today you can manage almost every aspect of your life from your phone. Why should your restaurant be any different? That’s where we come in! Our mobile-optimized view, a favorite but little-known feature of ours, allows you to easily manage your front of house from your phone. And yes, this includes Android and iPhone.

Here are a few things you can do from your phone that will help your restaurant run more smoothly and make your life easier.

Create Manager Blocks

Creating manager blocks allows you to set aside tables you don’t want made available for online reservations for any reason. Accessing this feature on the go is great for any staff members who call out sick last minute. You can block off a few tables for the day (or for just a few hours) to ensure that you don’t overwhelm your wait and kitchen staff by spreading them too thin. If you know your staff can handle the heat, you can delete the block just as easily as you created it.

Write Shift Notes

You can also add shift notes to relay information to your staff. Shift notes are a great way to communicate anything special or out of the ordinary going on in your restaurant for a particular shift. Let your staff know if they need to set up for a large party coming in or if you’re out of a certain entree. With the ability to add shift notes on the go, your staff will always be up to date on important information.

Manage Restaurant Reservations on iPhone

Update & Edit Reservations

In addition to shift notes, you can edit reservations on the go with ease. Search your reservations by the guest’s name, select the reservation you want to edit, and be sure to save your changes. Any changes or updates will be immediately updated across the system and can be viewed in the reservation history.

So, how do you access it? By going to from a mobile web browser, any restaurant with a current account can login using their normal login information. Adding the Yelp Reservations mobile site to the home screen of your iPhone or Android device is quick and easy so you’ll always be just a tap away from your restaurant.

Manage Restaurant Reservations from iPhone

On iPhone:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Navigate to
  3. Tap the sharing icon at the bottom of the screen (square with an arrow pointing up)
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen”

On Android:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Navigate to
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen”

With all these features at your fingertips, there’s no reason not to have the mobile site added to your phone’s home screen.

Blog Post Thumbnail_v2For more information about managing your reservations on the go and Yelp Reservations, visit our site or call us at 888-254-5315.