Google to Estimate Wait Times for Local Restaurants

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

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

Coming soon, Google Search and Google Maps will show estimated wait times for almost a million sit-down restaurants across the world, the company announced today. The addition is an expansion on Google's existing feature which shows businesses' busy times, but with a tweak that helps diners better decide where and when they want to eat.

Is that restaurant on the corner going to make you wait 90 minutes for a table?

Wait times are calculated based on "anonymized historical data" pulled from Google users who have opted into Google's (somewhat creepy) smartphone location history program.

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Google says millions of restaurants will be participating at launch.

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.

After typing a restaurant's name, access the Wait Times feature by opening the listing and clicking on the hour bars for more estimates.

For example, searching for San Francisco restaurant Michael Mina using a smartphone in Google (goog) search or Google Maps brings up a section titled "Popular times" below the usual restaurant reviews.

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