At the Meatball Shop restaurant in Manhattan, which does not take reservations, co-owner and general manager Michael Chernow said he deliberately bought small tables and uncomfortable seats to encourage people to move on.
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Now this is excessive and downright inhospitable. Too small tables are a huge pet peeve of mine. It pisses me off to no end having to re-arrange the table when I'm trying to relax and enjoy. The uncomfortable seats would keep me away.
I'll make my own meatballs, thank you!
That's why there are early and late service reservation at restaurants; the early ones get the time warning, and the last service can stay later.
IMO, People in general should get a serious dose of social behavior education; when one eats at a restaurant with no reservation (usually not the kind of restaurant to stay and linger); one is expected to eat (at a good pace, but with no pressure from staff) and leave as soon as the meal is finished (+/- minutes).