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Sky News interviewing Dimmi CEO, Stevan Premutico

Dynamic Business School interviewing Dimmi CEO, Stevan Premutico

Sky News Business interviewing Dimmi CEO, Stevan Premutico

 

"Dining out on instant reservations. Dimmi, is helping to change the face of Australian restaurant reservations." Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeThe Brisbane Times


 

Dimmi in The Age

Ready, set ... eat!

"It's the growing restaurant trend that has turned leisurely dining into a race against time. According to new figures, one in five restaurants nationwide will now only seat customers if they agree to vacate their table by a specific time."  Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Sydney Morning Herald

More diners booking a table for one

''It's the growing restaurant trend that has turned leisurely dining into a race against time – set sittings." Read the full article

 

 

 


 

Mother’s Day a $72 million occasion

Restaurant wages are on the up

"Recent figures from Dimmi reveal the average hourly wage for waiters in Australia rose by three percent between December 2012 and June 2014." Read article

 

 

 


 

Good Food

How much is a Good Food Guide hat worth?

"Analysis by restaurant bookings company Dimmi suggests gaining a hat can boost turnover by up to $1 million in Sydney and $200,000 in Melbourne. Why the disparity?"  Read the full article

 

 

 


 

 Hospitality Magazine

GFG hats prove lucrative for restaurants: Dimmi

"Sydney-based restaurants that receive a Good Food Guide (GFG) hat could see their revenue increase by up to $1 million per year, an analysis by Dimmi reveals." Read the full article

 

 

 


 

Good Food

Queenslanders shun eating out: survey

"Queenslanders may be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, but a survey shows that over the past year they have chosen to eat more often at home.Queensland is the only state to see a fall in the number of people dining out, according to a survey conducted by restaurant booking service Dimmi."  Read the full article

 

 

 


 

Mother’s Day a $72 million occasion

State of the Nation: Annual Dining Index

"Dimmi has completed its Annual Dining Index, and it has uncovered a number of interesting trends in the food service industry.The Annual Dining Index is gathered from bookings through the last financial year and compared to..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

False witness

"Fake online reviews are bad news for the industry. John Burfitt explains how they have now become a new target for the ACCC. On the topic of fake online restaurant reviews, consultant James Eling has a favourite tale from one of his clients...." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

Filling the Gap

"It’s a trick of the trade that airlines and hotels learnt many years ago: discounting downtime and off-peak purchases keeps customers around when they’d otherwise stay away. Two Adelaide-based app experts..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Australian

You’ll virtually never dine alone

"I have a business idea that needs funding. Maybe a Pozible campaign; or coffee with James Packer.We’ll call it cheapdate.com for now, but my equity partner/s get a say in the branding..."  Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Sydney Morning Herald

More diners booking a table for one

''If you see an Irishman with scraggly brown hair hunched over small tasting plates at a Sydney restaurant, chances are it's Colin Fassnidge eating out by himself..." Read the full article

 

 

 


 

Daily Mail

Discerning diners mean $50 is the going rate for eating out in Sydney

"Diners are thinking twice before ordering that extra side as Sydneysiders become more price savvy about how much they spend on eating out..." Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in News.com.au

Women have no reservations about booking dinner and we spend less on a night out, fifth Dimmi Annual Dining Index reveals

"Women are the decision makers when it comes to dining out, but we are spending less per head overall, new figures indicate..."  Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney restaurants: Where we are happy to pay for fine dining

''It feels like home,'' says Guillaume Brahimi, as he meanders between the tables stacked with new napkins, gleaming cutlery and porcelain bread plates on the top storey of his eponymous restaurant. Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Age

Lone diners united in their taste for Melbourne eateries

"When he's not working, Peter Green can be found alone in one of his favourite Italian restaurants in the heart of Melbourne's art precinct. The theatre reviewer usually makes an early reservation at Script Bar & Bistro..."  Read the full article

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Australian

Rise of Tony Abbott a downer for restaurant takings as budget puts diners off their dinner

"Tony Abbott is putting people off their food, with research from the restaurant booking website Dimmi showing a sharp fall in ­eating out following last year’s federal election and in the lead-up to the May budget."  Read the full article

 


 

Good Food

Dimmi People's Choice Awards winners unveiled

"Over 250,000 reviews and 12 months later, online restaurant reservations provider, Dimmi has named the winners of its 2014 People’s Choice Awards.Dimmi CEO Stevan Premutico said the awards are unique in that diners determine the winners. “We collected over a quarter of a million..."  Read the full article

 


 

Good Food

When restaurants google customers

"Are you a cheap tipper? A fussy eater who sends meals back to the kitchen? Whether you're a dining dream or nightmare (and let's be honest, the worst customers are probably the last to admit it), the internet age means for better or worse, now more than ever, your reputation precedes you."  Read the full article

 


 

Daily Mail

How your favourite restaurant is using the internet to spy on you BEFORE you even walk in

"Australian restaurants are using the internet to sniff out information about the eating habits of their diners.Online reservation sites, social media and Google searches are being used to track the dining experience of food lovers."  Read the full article


Dimmi in The Australian

Online booking site hungers to expand

"THE online restaurant reservation company, backed by Telstra and Village Roadshow, is poised to expand its global distribution network through a deal with Restaurant and Catering Australia to populate the Australia.com website."  Read the full article

 

 


 

Monday is the new Friday in Perth

Monday is the new Friday in Perth

"MONDAY is the new Friday when it comes to fine dining. Despite the city experiencing a culinary revolution that has seen more than 50 new restaurants open in the past year, getting a booking at some of our top nosheries..." Read article

 

 

 

 

 


 

Full plates and empty seats

Full plates and empty seats

"Restaurants should have empty plates, not empty spaces, but that is what many eateries in Melbourne are struggling with. Restaurant consultant, Tony Eldred says that customer numbers aren’t declining but instead the decrease in average business...." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi launches DineMSN with Mi9 & Nine MSN

Mi9 and HWW serve up Australia's latest online restaurant booking service and guide - dinemsn

"Australian food fans can now enjoy a quick and easy way to find new restaurants and make reservations through Mi9's latest venture - dinemsn - a comprehensive online restaurant booking guide..." Read article

 

 


 

Qantas adds Dimmi to frequent flyers scheme

Qantas adds Dimmi to frequent flyers scheme

"Qantas Airways has expanded its frequent flyer points earning power to the restaurant sector, with patrons of popular corporate lunch-time spots like Rockpool, Catalina and..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in the Financial Review

In good company: how to get the right investors

"Recent deals have shown some large corporations to be willing investors in local start-ups. APN News & Media has taken stakes in e-commerce websites, Telstra and Village Roadshow announced undisclosed stakes in online restaurant booking platform Dimmi..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in the Wall Street Journal

Meet Australia's answer to OpenTable

"Australia's answer to Nasdaq-listed online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable, Dimmi, has secured strategic investments from Telstra's Application and Ventures Group and film distributor-theme park owner Village Roadshow in its fifth capital rising." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Australian

Google tie-up to boost Dimmi bookings

"The Telstra and Village Roadshow-backed real-time online restaurant reservations group Dimmi has struck a landmark deal with internet search giant Google that will transform the ability of users to make bookings through mobile handsets." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Australian

Telstra takes a seat at entrepreneur's table

"Telco giant Telstra's vaunted in-house venture capital team has made its maiden investment with the multi-million-dollar bankrolling of fledgling real-time online restaurant reservations group Dimmi, in partnership with movie powerhouse Village Roadshow." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Australian

Mona market a hard row to hoe

"We're splashing out more on Christmas dining this year, according to restaurant booking site Dimmi, which has recorded much stronger December bookings than last year." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in News.com.au

Sydney has an appetite for apps

"While half of all restaurant tables are currently reserved via the internet in international foodie destinations like San Francisco, more than 95 per cent of Australians still phone in when trying to book a meal." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Yahoo 7

Politicians spend up in Aussie restaurants

"Politicians and public servants spend the most when eating out, according to a national survey into Australia's dining habits. The Dimmi Australian Dining Index, drawn from 300,000 diners and 2000 restaurants, shows Canberra diners spend $82 per person when dining out." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Business Review Weekly

Log on and book 'em, Dimmi

"Log On And Book 'Em, Dimmi. A restaurant booking site that is gather favour with business owners and patrons alike." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Smart Company

Restaurant booking start-up Dimmi inks major deal with TripAdvisor

"Australian restaurant booking website Dimmi has revealed how it signed a partnership with global travel website TripAdvisor, less than a month after teaming up with Google."  Read article

 

 

 


 

Playing the waiting game and taking your queues from everyone

Playing the waiting game and taking your queues from everyone

"IF there has been one restaurant trend in particular that has annoyed Sydneysiders in recent years, it was eateries’ no-bookings policy. Restaurants preferred to call the patrons “walk-ins”, to avoid..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Daily Telegraph

Gangnam Style now moves to the stove

"Restaurant patrons were the first to embrace the Korean trend. "We've experience a 50 per cent increase in Korean restaurant bookings in the last year," said Stevan Premutico, CEO of Dimmi online restaurant booking site." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Daily Telegraph

Sydney's network of fine food

"Craig Macindoe is the 'mayor' of MuMu Grill, a Crows Nest steak restaurant. Rather than ringing ahead, patrons use the Dimmi system to get instant confirmation of their booking." Read article

 

 

 


 

Qantas Frequent Flyer program in new restaurant deal

Qantas Frequent Flyer program in new restaurant deal

"Qantas has expanded its frequent flyer points program to the restaurant sector, with patrons of popular corporate lunch-time spots like Rockpool, Catalina and Flower Drum able to pick up points alongside their bookings...." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Sydney Morning Herald

Keypads to success

"At the heart of this new high-tech approach to old-fashioned service are online reservations. Thousands of restaurants are encouraging customers to book online from a computer or smartphone... Dimmi, a partner of Fairfax is currently the main online booking service in Australia." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Sydney Morning Herald

Top apps for foodies

"Dimmi takes the pain out of making restaurant reservations. It's supported by more than 2500 restaurants Australia-wide, and will automatically find the ones that are close to you or near a particular postcode or suburb." Read article

 

 

 


 

How Australia eats: The ultimate pie chart

How Australia eats: The ultimate pie chart

"We love to make it, read about it and talk about it, and we are surrounded by more of it than ever before. Food..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Good Food

My restaurant rules: buy tickets upfront

"Next time this customer attempts to make a booking, the restaurant is advised and can reject it or take precautionary measures such as a credit card deposit," Mr Premutico said." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Start Up Smart

Dimmi inks major deal with TripAdvisor

"Australian restaurant booking website Dimmi has revealed how it signed a partnership with global travel website TripAdvisor, less than a month after teaming up with Google." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Start Up Smart

Telstra's VC arm makes first local investment

"The venture capital arm of telco giant Telstra has made its first investment in an Australian company, entering into a deal with three-year-old online restaurant reservations start-up Dimmi." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in TechCrunch

Urbanspoon Partners With Livebookings And Dimmi On International Expansion

"Urbanspoon is today expanding its international footprint through new partnerships with online reservation services Dimmi and Livebookings."  Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in EatDrink.com.au

Dimmi reveals what's on the menu when it comes to dining out

"We spoil mum more than dad, experience our happiest dining in September and have some seriously well-fed politicians… these are just some of the key findings of the Dimmi Australian Dining Index."  Read article 

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in The Age

The reservations maze

"Dimmi is planned to be a fast-track educational process for the Australian market." Read article

 

 

 

 


 

Dimmi partners with MasterChef

MasterChef partners with Dimmi to enable online restaurant reservations

"Dimmi.com.au, Australia's leading online booking and marketing platform for restaurants, has announced a new partnership with Network Ten's MasterChef Australia - the world's most popular cooking show.Viewers of MasterChef Australia 2013..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

Dimmi partners with TripAdvisor and Google to bring more diners to restaurants

"Global travellers will be able to make real-time reservations for Australian restaurants directly from TripAdvisor thanks to a new partnership with Australia's number one restaurant booking website, Dimmi.com.au." Read article 

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

Dimmi releases restaurant reservations suite

"Dimmi has just released a new version of Restaurantdiary, its online restaurant reservation software. The new Restaurantdiary Live Service Suite includes the core Restaurantdiary reservation management system plus an updated iPad app and a new smartphone-friendly interface." Read article 

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

Getting more Australians to eat out more often

"The Restaurant & Catering Association has secured a new national Gold Sponsor... We have a number of joint initiatives planned to encourage more Australians to eat out more often." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

Who wants to be a three-millionnaire?

"The days of phoning a restaurant appear to be officially numbered as last month, online booking website, Dimmi.com.au, announced it was on the verge of seating its three millionth customer in just three years." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Restaurant and Catering Magazine

The online maitre'd

"While the convenience of online bookings has long been a lure for customers, only now is technology available for restaurants and caterers." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Telstra Exchange

Dimmi Dining Experience Promotion

"My latest love is Dimmi, a nifty website which not only helps me find and book new restaurants, but integrates reviews and special offers so I can get the full picture of where the best new eats are hiding out." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dining industry clawing its way back

Dining industry clawing its way back

"It’s been a tough slog for the Australian restaurant industry in recent years, but the latest survey data shows that the industry grew by 3.17% nationally over the last financial year.The latest findings from the Dimmi Australian..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Dynamic Business

Chow down on a new service

"Access to real-time restaurant bookings via Dimmi has been integrated into the Google desktop and mobile search platforms this week." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Dynamic Business

The entrepreneur helping restaurants book bums on seats

"Your Friday Entrepreneur Fix this week features Dimmi founder Stevan Premutico, who changed the way the restaurant industry takes bookings." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Dynamic Business

Startup to change the way Australians book restaurants

"On the eve of the GFC, Stevan Premutico quit his job as marketing director for Hilton Hotels and decided to start his own business. He had been well and truly bitten by the entrepreneurial bug." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Dynamic Business

Restaurants boom as romance blooms

"More than one million Australians are expected to enjoy a restaurant meal with that special someone this Valentine's Day - making February 14 the single biggest day in the restaurant industry calendar." Read article

 

 

 


 

Mother’s Day a $72 million occasion

Mother’s Day a $72 million occasion

"Restaurant bookings website Dimmi predicts 1,000,000 Australians will celebrate Mother’s Day by dining out at a restaurant, making it a $72 million day for the industry..." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Go Hospitality

How to take advantage of Dimmi's latest partnership with TripAdvisor

"The Dimmi team have been busy of late, with the restaurant bookings website forming a partnership with global travel website TripAdvisor just weeks after it teamed up with Google." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Go Hospitality

Group buying vs specials: how you should promote your restaurant

"Group buying sites can do more harm than good for restaurant owners... With the launch of Dimmi Specials the Australian restaurant industry just got a step closer to improving its profitability." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Go Hospitality

New Dimmi Specials designed to get Australians eating out more often

"The new Dimmi Specials from online restaurant booking and review website, Dimmi is aimed at getting more Australians to eat out more often, helping restaurants maximise profits on less busy days and off-peak times." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Lifehacker

Google Adds Dimmi Restaurant Reservations

"Found a restaurant on Google and want to make a booking? A new partnership between Google and local online reservations service Dimmi means you can do just that." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in From Little Things

Securing a partnership with Urbanspoon: lessons from Dimmi CEO

"Australian online restaurant booking service Dimmi has announced a new partnership with Urbanspoon, the international restaurant review and recommendation service." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Courier Mail

Dimmi online reservation system proves a winner for Era Bistro

"Restaurateur Melinda Wright says she has no reservation, pardon the pun, in saying the Dimmi online reservation system is a winner - "I haven't found one downside with Dimmi and you cannot say that about many things.""  Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in RetailBiz.com.au

Dimmi rolls in three millionth customer

"Dimmi has recorded its three millionth customer in just three years signifying that Australians have finally embraced online restaurants bookings." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in AGFG

Gordon Ramsay Launches Maze in Australia

"Best of all when you book online with Dimmi, it's free and reserves the time, place and table and number of guests immediately!" Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Open House

Dimmi reaches three million diners

"Online booking website Dimmi has sat three million diners in its first three years... the website seats a new diner every 15 seconds across the country, at more than 2500 restaurants." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Open House

Book 'em Dimmi

"One year after launch of online booking service Dimmi, the company and restaurants who use are going great guns!" Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Computer World

Australian restaurants overcome Cloud reservations

"Unanswered phone calls and lost business are a thing of the past for some 2000 restaurants across Australia, who have taken reservations into the 21st century by adopting the Dimmi real-time, online booking system." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in Spice News

Dimmi Launches First Real-Time Online Restaurant Reservation Service

"Now corporate organisers can book a business lunch, a private dining room or dinner for clients anytime, anywhere using Australia's first real-time online reservations service using Dimmi" Read article

 

 


 

Dimmi in Noosa News

Range restaurant wins over judges

"The French inspired restaurant has just been voted the best restaurant in Queensland, beating 20,000 other hopefuls to take out the inaugural Dimmi Dining Award." Read article

 

 

 


 

Dimmi in TV.com

Gordon Ramsay opens Australian restaurants

"Dimmi assures guests a 100 per cent guarantee of their reservation by synchronising table availability with maze and maze Grill's electronic reservation diaries." Read article