How To Avoid Being A Complete Jerk When Dining Out During A Pandemic – Refinery29

How To Avoid Being A Complete Jerk When Dining Out During A Pandemic  Refinery29

Because many restaurants have had to re-open at limited capacity in order to maintain social distance requirements, every bit of business counts. Customers bailing on reservations without any notice is one of the most significant issues El Techo has been dealing with recently. “Last week, I had a party with two tables reserved from 9 p.m. to close, and they no-called, no-showed. For three hours, I kept these 12 seats open expecting them to show up. Not only did they not show up, but we also had to turn away 40 walk-ins,” Hankin shares. “On Sunday, we had three tables with 18 people who didn’t show up, and we turned away 35 walk-ins.”