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  • Aussies are frustrated with restaurant waiting times
  • Aussies are frustrated with restaurant waiting times
    Tim Brown (2014) ©

Aussies are frustrated with restaurant waiting times

Eating out is a way of life for most Aussies  the nation spends $130 billion on food annually, with a quarter spent on dining out  and when they do, they expect good, quick service. In fact, waiting for a table annoys them more so than waiting for public transport or delayed shopping deliveries.



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