Google Wants to Help You Avoid Long Restaurant Lines

Google Will Now Tell You How Long the Wait Is at Your Favorite Restaurant

Hungry? Google can now tell you the wait time at restaurants, grocery stores

The feature, which will also be added to Google Maps later down the line, joins the usual menu of information served up by each Google business listing, such as alongside opening times, reviews, menus, and more, and expands on existing "Popular Times" data.

The wait times will be granular as well, you can see the current wait times, or if you want to visit later you can get an estimate of how long the wait time will be at that time.

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For over a couple of years now, Google has been leveraging data from Google Maps' install base to deliver these sorts of insights.

For a while now, Google Search has displayed a "popular times" widget for various businesses which could give a vague idea of whether you'd have to wait for a table at a restaurant, or if that one bar will be so crowded you won't be able to breathe. Similar to the busy times, a bar graph will show you the busiest times.

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Of course, wait times aren't just an issue at fine dining establishments. But unlike Google, NoWait also lets you put your name on the list for those restaurants that don't take reservations.

Google will now show those searching for a restaurant the wait times of almost one million sit-down restaurants worldwide that allow walk-ins.

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With the addition, Google is at least partly challenging existing apps like NoWait, which is handy for seeing restaurant wait times. Yes, it's an opt-in feature, and yes, you've probably opted-in, because it makes Maps and Search a lot more useful.

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