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Will diners pay for a table? Time will tell.

Study: More restaurant customers willing to pay for reservations

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Would you ever dream of charging your guests for a reservation? Few restaurants are in demand enough to get away with it. But a study by Cornell University found that while most guests would find the practice “unfair,” a segment of the dining public would accept a fee for reserving a table.

Authors of the study ("Revenue Management in Restaurants: Unbundling Pricing for Reservations from the Core Service"

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