Already picturing ZNed at desk with Ink Quill pen

Writing this out by the light of a kerosene lamp.  Got nothing but love if judging by Facebook comments. Fuck you opentable!!

 

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/12/a-popular-maine-restaurant-changes-its-reservation-system/

 

Want to eat at this exclusive restaurant? You’ll have to mail a postcard

 

Most restaurants are constantly on the hunt for new technology to handle day-to-day business such as reservations. The Lost Kitchen in Freedom is taking a step back this year, asking diners to mail in their reservation requests for the 2018 season.

The 40-seat restaurant in an old mill in Freedom, owned by Erin French, usually starts taking reservations for May-October seating at midnight April 1. Last year, 10,000 phone calls inundated the restaurant’s reservation lines in just 24 hours, fueled by a lot of glowing national press coverage that had come French’s way. This year, French is asking diners to mail in a 3-by-5 note card with their name and contact information between April 1-10. On April 11, her staff will begin randomly selecting cards, and those who are chosen will get a phone call from the restaurant to set up their reservation. Cards will be drawn throughout the week until all seats are claimed for the season.

“The response from last year’s reservation process made it clear that the request for seats now severely outweighs what we will ever be able to provide,” French wrote in a note explaning the new system on her website. “We never wanted a reservation system that entailed staying up for all hours through the night on the phone, miserably hitting redial over and over again, but that is what it had become. Let’s not do that again this year.”

 

if she is that popular then good for her and their place of business
little weird but who am I to judge