Portland startup hopes to cut restaurant wait times

Portland startup hopes to cut restaurant wait times

Former Pixelworks executives hope their Portland startup TablesUp can help customers better navigate restaurants.

After downloading the app, consumers view a map with color-coded pins that represent wait times ranging from less than 10 minutes to more than 30. Users also can request a wait time for a restaurant and get a text message response.

"Half of the city's restaurants don't take reservations," says the influential Portland restaurateur Kurt Huffman. "And the half that does always keeps seats for walk-ins. As a result, there's a regular wait list at most restaurants."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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