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wannab Feb 14, 2012 12:10 AM

Probably a dumb question but, why do some popular/busy restaurants NOT take reservations?

  1. egit Feb 14, 2012 02:33 PM

    Fairly simple answer, actually. They don't have to. When people fail to show up for a reservation, it costs the restaurant money. In fact just managing reservations in general costs money. So until they're not 100% full almost every night at the peak dinner hours, they're probably not going to take reservations.

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