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The Restaurant Occupancy Calculator

by Alec McGuffey May 18, 2022

The hidden cost of your empty seats

It’s no secret that more guests in your restaurant is good for business—and the more empty seats in your restaurant, the more you’re missing out.

But do you know how much your empty seats actually cost your restaurant each night?

The Restaurant Occupancy Calculator by Seated can show you.

It’s the first tool that allows operators to visualize their restaurant’s occupancy and see the financial impact that empty seats have on their profits—a hidden cost that’s been plaguing the industry for decades and keeping restaurant profits below 10% for most operators.

“Operators know that if a table sits empty they are losing money,” says Utku Martin, General Manager of A La Turka in NYC. “But most operators struggle to visualize their empty seats and to take effective action to fill them at specific times, since their current tools don’t give them an easy way to do this.”

It’s an information gap where Seated co-founder Bo Peabody sees a major opportunity for restaurants.

It’s an information gap where Seated co-founder Bo Peabody sees a major opportunity for restaurants.

“Operators are inundated with distracting, time-consuming tech,” he says, “and most of it ignores how filling empty seats is the simplest way for them to grow their restaurant’s profits.”

What is your occupancy score?

With the launch of this new tool, an operator can fill in a few quick details about their restaurant’s occupancy—like their average number of covers per day—and generate a report showing how much their profits could increase by filling more seats.

“We wanted to create an easy-to-use tool that will help operators see not just how important this metric is,” says Peabody, “but how they can improve it.”

In addition to generating an occupancy overview using Seated’s free online calculator, restaurant operators can also sign up to receive a free Occupancy Action Plan that offers a more in-depth report, a personalized consultation, and more.

Try out the Restaurant Occupancy Calculator today, and find out the difference a few extra tables each night could make on your restaurant’s profits!

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The Restaurant Occupancy Calculator by Seated

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