Nisei Lounge - Chicago, IL
Baseball Dive Bar - $5 deposits inside and on the patio.
Deposits Have Gone Mainstream
Diners understand that restaurants were hit hard by Covid, and now more than ever are willing to use a deposit to secure a table when making a reservation. A nominal deposit of $5 can massively decrease no-shows to under 3% of bookings. Tock allows you to charge variable deposit prices based on seasonal demand, the day of the week, or for specific sections of the restaurant. Use deposits for patios, rooftops, a special experience, or in the dining room, and as a result, your hospitality — and profits — will rapidly improve.
Here are a few restaurants and bars on Tock that are using deposits to decrease no-shows and drive revenue.
Nisei Lounge - Chicago, IL
Frasca Food and Wine - Boulder, CO
Elevated Italian Restaurant - $25 deposit per person.
“Because we take a small, nominal deposit at Frasca, our no-shows have been greatly reduced.”–Frasca Food and Wine
Redbird - Los Angeles, CA
Modern American Restaurant- $20 deposit per person for the courtyard or garden.
Seven Reasons - Washington, DC
Latin American Dining - $10 deposits for brunch, $25 deposit for dinner reservations, and $110 prepaid reservations for the chef’s table experience.
Alma - Minneapolis, MN
Cafe, Restaurant, & Boutique Hotel - $50 deposit for the dining room and bar seating.
“We have found that guests are more accountable for their reservations, being on time and we haven't had any no-shows since starting the use of the deposit.”–Alma
Flea Street - Menlo Park, CA
New American Restaurant - $50 deposit per person on Fridays and Saturdays.
Osaka Miami - Miami, FL
Peruvian Nikkei Restaurant - $25 deposit per person for dinner in the dining room, on the terrace, at the sushi bar, or in the lounge.
RPM Italian - Chicago, IL
Modern Italian - $50 deposit for the main dining room.
Xiquet by Danny Lledó - Washington, DC
$25 deposit per person for the dining room (à la carte and tasting menu reservations).
“Tock's ability to collect a deposit automatically when a guest makes their reservation has been essential for Xiquet.”–Xiquet
Death & Co. - Los Angeles, CA
Cocktail Bar - $15 deposit per person for indoor reservations.
Kalaya - Philadelphia, PA
Authentic Thai Cuisine - $20 deposit per person for the dining room and patio.
Hathorne - Nashville, TN
New American Restaurant and Bar - $10 deposit per person for the dining room or patio.
Big Star - Chicago, IL
All-Day Taqueria & Bar - $15 table deposit for Wrigleyville or Wicker Park location.
Muse - London, England
Intimate Fine Dining - £50 deposit per person for lunch and £100 deposit per person for dinner.