Restaurant Glossary

Table Turnover Rate

Restaurant space is full of words that one might not be familiar with, and the restaurant glossary is here to simplify it all for you. It will help you keep up with updated restaurant industry lingo.

What is the table turnover rate?

The frequency with which customers occupy your tables over a given amount of time in a restaurant is measured by the table turnover rate. Because each restaurant has a set capacity, table turnover rate is an important metric to track.

How to calculate the table turnover rate?

You must divide the total number of dining parties seated by the total number of open tables at the conclusion of your dinner hours in order to determine the average table turnover rate during that time. Your table turnover will be 3 if you have 10 tables and 30 guests were seated.

If we define dinnertime between 5 PM and 10 PM, the typical table turnover rate for most restaurants is 3, which takes the average table turnover time to around an hour and a half per group. 

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