Google's 'Wait Times' Predicts Lines at Local Restaurants

 - Nov 8, 2017
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One of the downsides of dining at the most popular restaurants in any city is that waiting in line for a table can take ages, and a Google's new 'Wait Times' feature is designed to help users cut the time down to zero. The feature, which is native within Google Maps, predicts the times that line ups should take at restaurants, so users can "decide whether that cronut is really worth an hour wait or plan ahead to get your fix at a time when you can avoid a wait entirely," according to Google Maps' product blog.

To be sure, Google has long included a graph that shows the busiest times for local restaurants and bars, but Wait Times is designed to give a more granular idea of exactly how busy those times are.