Lubbock Life Hacks: Skip the Wait at Your Favorite Restaurants
Imagine you are absolutely starving, you’ve been craving your favorite meal from a very specific restaurant, and you find out it’ll be over an hour wait until you can be seated. Unfortunately, this happens all the time in Lubbock.
If you really want to eat at one of the popular restaurants in town, you have to make a reservation well in advance. However, some restaurants don’t do reservations, or you decide you really want to eat somewhere and don’t have enough time to reserve a table. So, you either stick it out and wait for a table, or you give up and go to a less popular place.
What if I told you there was a loophole to this dilemma?
Now that we live in the digital age, almost every restaurant has some sort of app or website that you can visit. There you can see the menu, hours of operation, and sometimes even a wait time. If they have the wait time available, then you are also typically able to join an online wait list.
So, next time you plan to head to your favorite restaurant, but you are pretty sure the wait will be long, check their app or website to see if they have an online waitlist option. Once you get on the list, you can relax in your own home for however long the wait is, rather than stand outside the restaurant.
I know places like Texas Roadhouse and Cracker Barrel use these online waitlists, and they are very useful.