"Reservation Fails" happen to everyone, all the time, and is just accepted as one of those things.  Also, Reservation Fails don't just happen at restaurants.  They happen with appointments, meetings, meet-ups between friends and/or family, and just about any situation when you would try to schedule something.

Do you have any cringy or comical stories of scheduled snafus?  If the answer is "of course," we want to hear about it! And please, spare no detail.  We'd also love it if you include a picture of yourself, so that we know that these are authentic retellings, and so your friends can add to the story if they are so inclined.

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Your Restaurant Fail Stories


Finding places with low wait time is annoying

If I'm near this road and there are 5-10 great restaurants, I'll go to the one with less wait. Right now, someone runs out of the car, checks the wait time, then runs back to the car, try the next stop, sometimes its next door and we walk or its across the street or a mile down, then we realize we wasted the amount of wait time at the first restaurant if we would have just waited!

Natalie G

Who knew there were two Taco Mac's on the same road?

My family made plans to meet my sister Natalie and her family at Taco Mac on Holcomb Bridge Road and had NO idea there were 2 on the same road about 30 mins apart. We both kept saying "I'm here," but could not find each other, until we realized we were at different locations. We ended up eating separately!

John M

First Date - Bad Impression

I met a man on a dating app but waited for about a month before we decided to meet face-to-face. We agreed to meet on a day that I would be in his area, and he let me pick the restaurant.

Fast forward to the day for our first date, and I got to the restaurant a little early. I texted him that I would wait for him at the bar. He replied that he was running an errand but would be there shortly. He never showed. We texted back and forth for about an hour, with him insisting that he was there and was at the bar. I left angry, embarrassed, and feeling like a fool. I was halfway home when he admitted that he didn't know the restaurant was a local chain when he put it into his phone and blindly followed the directions to the nearest location. Which was not the location I had given him.

We did finally meet and have been friends for several years and I have learned to just pick him up when we make plans to get together.

Gina N.

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