When are restaurants the most/least busy?

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  1. demon42

    demon42 Member

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    I never picked up the answer to this question in common-knowledge school:

    When are restaurants the least busy?

    I understand that Friday and Saturday nights are the busiest times of the week... but what are the least busy nights? What time is the "dinner rush"? or the "lunch rush"?

    And how do those times change when the restaurant in question is also a bar (open late, near a college campus)?
     
  2. imported_vr6

    imported_vr6 Platinum Member

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    Lunch rushes are m-f 11:30 - 1:30

    Dinner rushes are 6-7:30ish on weekdays.

    slowest days where i used to work was tuesdays
     
  3. FoBoT

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    mon-thur 2 pm to 5 pm should be not busy
     
  4. cavemanmoron

    cavemanmoron Lifer

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    3-5pm usually slowest.
     
  5. demon42

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    Even on weekends? Or are popular restaurants usually busy all day

     
  6. spidey07

    spidey07 No Lifer

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    Even on weekends. That's when older people eat. They have figured out long ago that that's when you go to the restaurant. It takes about 40 years to learn this common sense. Now thanks to ATOT, you have it as well.
     
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    xospec1alk Diamond Member

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    6-7 on a primetime nite thurs-sat

    anytime sun-wed shoudln't be too busy
     
  8. ChaoZ

    ChaoZ Diamond Member

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    Generally for all restaurants. That's usually when they close and have lunch.