RealTime IT News, Team for Dining Loyalty Program

In a bid to lure the business lunch crowd to its stable of partner restaurants, online reservations site on Tuesday partnered with in a plan to reward frequent diners.

For, the deal gives it a loyalty program and a foothold in the world of corporate diners, since its reservations system will be available through's customized company extranets. benefits by adding another benefit to the employee-retention solutions that it can offer its Fortune 1000 clients.

"Large corporations already have close relationships with preferred suppliers of other travel and entertainment services," said Chuck Templeton, president and chief executive officer.

"In partnership with, will be the first company to build similar links between corporations and their preferred restaurants." builds customized corporate extranets, where employees of client companies can access savings on products and services like groceries, travel, cars, and entertainment. Its clients include Agilent Technologies, The Boeing Company, Eddie Bauer, Hewlett-Packard Company, Microsoft Corporation, Nordstrom, and 3M. provides online restaurant reservations for 500 venues nationwide. The company has marketing partnerships with AOL Digital City,, and The New York Times' and The Boston Globe's