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Poll: Most diners stay for about an hour

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: What would you estimate is the average time a guest spends dining in your restaurant?

An hour: 48.77%
30 minutes: 25.31%
Longer than an hour: 22.84%
15 minutes: 3.09%

The majority of Restaurant SmartBrief readers say their guests spend an hour dining in their restaurants.

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