: Are you allowed to sell a restaurant reservation to a potential diner if the restaurant is booked?
Let’s say you know a restaurant always fills up on Saturday nights. Is it legal to make a reservation to the restaurant, wait until they are completely booked, and (if you somehow had a way of finding out who wanted to make last-minute reservations) sell the ‘rights’ to that reservation to someone else?
Answers and Views:
Answer by PoBoy
I have never been asked to show ID when claiming my reservation at a booked restaurant, so how would they know.
If you started making a living, doing that to my place, I’d start asking for IDs.
You can sell just about anything that people are willing to pay for. I’m sure that at some point in the past, somebody has paid somebody else for a reservation. I’m sure that it will happen again at some point in the future. I’m also sure that there will be no legal action as a result. If you tried to do this on a significant scale, the restaurant might try to legally stop it in some way. I’m not sure if they would be successful or not.Answer by Clicker777
Yes, but not too often. Restaurants often encourage this, as otherwise their booked customer(s) would lose their booking deposit(s). It is often the same with holiday travel, and accommodation.