As for your restaurant seats, they are highly important in dealing with accommodations for your restaurant. However, people like to go out on weekends. That's why, there can be a lot of people who would want to make reservations especially during Friday or Saturday nights. Your task is to make sure that you decide wisely on this.
You have to keep a record of reservations. So, before deciding if you're going to accept reservations of a big group for a Friday or Saturday night business, just check your records first of the history of reservations you usually receive.
It is very important to find out how much percentage each person from a large group can contribute to your bottom line during these times. Then you need compare them to the smaller groups of reservation you receive during the same time. By doing this, you'd get a real estimation of how big your chances are going to be in earning more if you accept groups of 2 or 4 persons through walk-ins or reservations. In this case you can turn down the reservation for the larger group.
But don't think just because a large group of diners who want to have reservation for your restaurant could already mean good benefit. Before making your final verdict, you have to make sure that you conduct a study of these matters. In any case, what you’re trying to do is for the overall benefit for your income.
It is not excepted that the opposite thing may happen. However, you can expect that a large group makes a reservation on a Friday or Saturday night. But there are only reservations for 2 or 4 persons. Don't be upset. All you have to do is to take chances. It is not possible to know what could happen on a night like this. But in any case, continue to keep your restaurant records. With this you'll realize that it would be all right not to rearrange your seating arrangement. And by using what you already have in your restaurant you will be able to earn additional.