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<p>Best seat in the restaurant? Allowing guests to reserve bar seats is proving profitable for some operations.</p>

Could bar reservations help increase revenue?

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Sure, steering walk-ins and wait-listers into your restaurant’s bar helps take the pressure off the dining room during busy nights. But a new survey from OpenTable suggests that offering reservations for bar dining would make better use of the space.  Among the potential benefits: additional seat inventory, accelerated turn times and, for a certain group of patrons, enhanced hospitality. 

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