Google to Estimate Wait Times for Local Restaurants

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

Diners will soon have a new tool to balance hunger and patience when Google adds a new feature to help dodge long wait times at popular NY restaurants.

Google is already showing a lot of information about businesses, from the basics like opening hours through to what their busiest times are. 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.




When this feature is available, all you have to do is search for the business name to find current wait times. To calculate wait times, Google analyzes patterns of customer visits over the last several weeks. Google determined the wait times with historical data, similar to the "Popular Times" graph, according to the company. Now though, in a development we can't believe didn't happen sooner, Google will show you the wait times of almost a million sit-down restaurants around the world. By scrolling, you can also see how wait times vary on a day-to-day and hour-by-hour basis. This isn't for restaurants requiring reservations, but the walk-in restaurants.

Google says that you should start seeing this new addition show up for "nearly a million" sit-down restaurants around the globe.

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