Table Management - Rules

What are Rules used for?

Resdiary created rules  to ensure that restaurant managers can rest assured that the right decisions are made to maximize profit while protecting the quality of service. There are two types of rules:

  1. Covers per table[s] restrictions which ensure that tables of specific sizes are booked with the maximum numbers of covers thus ensuring the profitability of peak periods.
  2. Table size by time restrictions which ensure that large party bookings are only taken at the times that the kitchen and front of house staff can manage them and other guests in the correct manner.


Business Benefits

  • Never under sell larger tables when there is customer demand and maximize the covers booked per table.
  • Fill larger tables during shoulder times and maximize the covers booked per table per service.
  • Restrict larger tables form being booked a specific times of your choice.
  • Allow senior staff members to make sensible judgement and over ride the system restrictions.


How Rules Works

RULES can be accessed at Settings > Table Management > Rules or by typing 'Rules' into the ResDiary search box.


Covers per table(s) restrictions

These rules can be applied to any tables size and allow a minimum number of covers bookable by Segment by Service by Day of Week and by Time Slot, 

Example 1:This rule means that Resdiary only allows bookings of 3 or more covers at tables with a capacity of 4 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. (i.e.2 people can't book at tables for 4).

 Max Covers of Table:4 Or More
 No of Covers:3 Or More
 Days of Week:Tue, Wed, Thu

By creating a cascade of rules all table sizes can be protected and thus never undersold by accident.


 No 2's on 4'


5 or more on a 6 top during peak times only.


Rules Exceptions

Allow you to apply a one off 'exception' to a rule by Day-Service-Time Slot.