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10 February, 2020

Squeeze: turn tables faster using the power of online

Squeeze: turn your tables faster using the power of online

Would you love to serve more guests per evening? Are you done with tables collecting dust for hours on end? By offering online reservations with a shorter table turn, you’ll double those tables without seeming inhospitable. Squeeze, our online floor manager, has got you covered.

Would you love to serve more guests per evening? Are you done with tables collecting dust for hours on end? By offering online reservations with a shorter table turn, you’ll double those tables without seeming inhospitable. Squeeze, our online floor manager, has got you covered.

Recurring situation: gaps in your table planning

Picture this. During your restaurant’s dining period from 5:00 to 11:00 PM, you normally need three hours to give your guest the full dining experience you envision. If a table gets booked at 6:00 or 7:00 PM there is no room for a second three-hour reservation at that table. For at least a part of the evening, you’re looking at unused tables, while your table planning is showing gaps.

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Squeeze in short reservations to double tables

Your offline solution is elegant, yet risky

Odds are that you can offer your guests a great evening in less than your regular three hours. Let’s say two hours is the absolute minimum. Being the experienced professional that you are, you probably already offer two-hour tables to guests who call ahead or spontaneously walk in, filling gaps in your planning as well as delighting your guests with the opportunity to enjoy your populair restaurant.

Consider using the power of online to double tables

But what if you don’t get any phone calls or walk-in guests? Some tables will stay empty, merely serving as decoration. That’s why it’s smart to offer reservations with a slightly shorter table turn online, too. An online floor manager will help you manage this process to your liking. Why? Well, when properly briefed, he’ll do exactly what you tell him to do. No questions asked. Your restaurant, your rules.

Meet Squeeze: your online floor manager

Our squeeze feature helps you double your tables. Simply set the minimum dining period to two hours and Squeeze will open up any two-hour time slot online. If you need some time to clear the table, tell him how long and he’ll arrange it. Plus your guests are in fantastic hands. Squeeze will politely tell your guests how long they’ll have the table. During the reservation process, in a confirmation email, and in a reminder email. Like any great host would.

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Squeeze immediately shows guests the end time of their reservation

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We welcome all types of restaurants, from local favorites to Michelin starred restaurants and international hospitality groups. You can get started in no time with the documentation in our Help Center and the help of our support team.

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