Google Search and Maps to Show Live Restaurant Wait Times
Google can now let you know just how long the wait will be at your favorite restaurant. Google is adding live wait times to Google Search and Google Maps. Moving forward, the Popular Times section in search results includes an estimated wait time that's live to the moment. Google says tapping any of the hour bars in the Popular Times section displays the average wait for that time of day. Summaries of each day's wait times are available when scrolling left or right. This new tool is being added to Google Search first, with Google Maps to follow shortly.
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