Reservations for One

Although family-style and group dining remain popular, millennials are driving the solo eating experience.

What do you have to offer?

• Bar seating is ideal for singles—allow customers to order from the regular menu as well as a snacks section.

• Train wait staff to be extra attentive to people eating by themselves to reduce any awkwardness, but give them space if they request privacy.

• Remember that solo diners are paying the highest compliment: they are choosing your establishment for the food and ambiance, not because of whom they are joining.

• Don’t make to-go service an afterthought; be sure your systems are efficient and provide the same level of quality for orders eaten in and out of your operation.

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