Google Search and Maps to add wait time info for restaurants

Google Search and Maps to add wait time info for restaurants

There you'll see the estimated wait time at that very moment.

Planning an impromptu trip to nearby restaurant as a special treat, but also anxious that you'll have to wait hours for your food to arrive?

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Of course, wait times aren't just an issue at fine dining establishments. This anonymized data is taken from people who agree to be tracked via the Google Location History feature that the company uses to target people with better recommendations based on places they have visited.

Wait times on Google Search, and coming soon to Maps, will show those searching for a restaurant the estimated wait at eateries. And by tapping on any of the hour bars, you'll see the estimated wait for that time period.

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Google says the feature begins rolling out today, and once live, you'll see the times in the restaurant listings on both mobile and desktop.

If you're not one to risk being turned away from your favorite restaurants when you don't have a reservation, Google is introducing a new feature that will show you the busiest times at specific eateries. For now, Google is only talking about getting tables at restaurants, but a support page suggests that other business types, such as grocery stores, will be included in the future. This information is available if a person decides to scroll left or right through different days if you want to do some longer range planning to "beat the crowds". 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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