Google Search and Maps Now Show You Estimated Wait Times at Restaurants

08 November, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Boyd Miller
  • Google Will Now Tell You How Long the Wait Is at Your Favorite Restaurant

And while businesses in general have been supported for awhile to show wait times within Google Search, restaurants have been missing up until now.

Now, says Google, diners can click on a time frame and see live or historical data on how busy a restaurant is expected to be and the estimated wait time.

Is that restaurant on the corner going to make you wait 90 minutes for a table?

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Google Search is a quick way to get information on businesses, especially if you want to check to see how busy a place might be before you're able to pop in for a visit yourself.

You can either look up the current wait times, or tap on an hour of your choice to find the estimated wait for that time period. Google gathers this information from aggregated and anonymized data from users who allow Google to track their location using Google apps on their phones or other devices. You can even scroll left and right to see a summary of each day's wait times below the hour bars-so you can plan ahead to beat the crowds. But unlike Google, NoWait also lets you put your name on the list for those restaurants that don't take reservations.

Google Maps and Search have received some handy new features throughout the year, but this newest addition might be the best one yet.

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