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.
Tock was the first restaurant reservation platform to allow variable pricing for reservation deposits, quickly demonstrating they’re an easy and effective way help reduce no-shows and protect your restaurant’s bottom line. Today, that has never been more important.
Take a look a few restaurants and bars on Tock that are using restaurant reservation deposits to decrease no-shows and drive revenue.
Nisei Lounge, Chicago, IL
Baseball Dive Bar – $5 deposits inside and on the patio.
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
Modern American Restaurant- $20 deposit per person for the courtyard or garden.
Latin American Dining – $10 deposits for brunch, $25 deposit for dinner reservations, and $110 prepaid reservations for the chef’s table experience.
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
New American Restaurant – $50 deposit per person on Fridays and Saturdays.
Peruvian Nikkei Restaurant – $25 deposit per person for dinner in the dining room, on the terrace, at the sushi bar, or in the lounge.
Modern Italian – $50 deposit for the main dining room.
$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
Cocktail Bar – $15 deposit per person for indoor reservations.
Authentic Thai Cuisine – $20 deposit per person for the dining room and patio.
New American Restaurant and Bar – $10 deposit per person for the dining room or patio.
All-Day Taqueria & Bar – $15 table deposit for Wrigleyville or Wicker Park location.
Intimate Fine Dining – £50 deposit per person for lunch and £100 deposit per person for dinner.