Google Will Soon Display Restaurant ‘Wait’ Time in Google Search and Google Maps

Google restaurant 'wait' time

When it comes to their favourite restaurants, people are willing to wait in (long) lines for a taste of their favourite comfort foods. Google will be soon rolling out, wait times on Google Search (and coming soon to Maps) that shows you the estimated wait at your favorite restaurants. Now you can decide whether that cronut is really worth an hour wait or plan ahead to get your fix at a time when you can avoid a wait entirely.

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To see wait times for nearly a million sit-down restaurants around the world that allow walk-ins, just search for the restaurant on Google, open the business listing, and scroll down to the Popular Times section. There you’ll see the estimated wait time at that very moment. And by tapping on any of the hour bars, you’ll see the estimated wait for that time period. You can even scroll left and right to see a summary of each day’s wait times below the hour bars–so you can plan ahead to beat the crowds.

Wait time estimates are based on anonymized historical data, similar to how Google computes the previously launched Popular Times and Visit Duration features.

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