Consider a community dining style restaurant such as Benihana of Tokyo.
Assumptions are as follows:
When you admit a customer to the bar, the customer is assured a seat in the bar for 30 minutes (15 minutes a drink, 2 drinks). Each dining table seats 8 people. As soon as adining table isempty, a group of eight who have spent 30 minutes in the bar is assembled in the bar and istaken to the dining table by a hostess.
These 8 people spend 90 minutesat the dining table. Thus, if a group of 8 people start dinner at 6:30PM, they will all bedone at 8:00PM.
Consider a steady state system. Assume that the restaurant is open for24 hours.
(i) A large inventory of people who are eager to get in to the bar
(ii) There is no set up time lost in assembling 8 people in the bar or in the dining hall.
Answer the following questions. Assume steady state.
Design X: Restaurant Bar Space=8 people
a. Restaurant Capacity (dinners served per day, day=24hrs) = ?
Design V: Restaurant Bar Space=16 people
b. Restaurant Capacity (dinners served per day, day=24hrs) = ?