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Episode 968: The Trouble With Table 101

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Episode 968: The Trouble With Table 101

Episode 968: The Trouble With Table 101

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Adda's New Layout — with a brand new 42" wall
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In the restaurant game, you need to make the most of every table every minute you are open. And you need to make sure your guests are happy, comfortable, and want to come back.

If you're a restaurateur, your gut tells you "more seats, more money," but, in this episode, restaurant design expert Stephani Robson upends all that and more. She helps Roni Mazumdar, owner of the casual Indian spot Adda in New York's Long Island City, rethink how a customer behaves at a table, and how small changes can lead to a lot more money.

It's a data-driven restaurant makeover.

Music: "Jungle Alibi" and "I'm Dreaming Of Little Italy."

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