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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Apps promise diners the can’t-be-had reservation — for a fee

From left, Ben Leventhal, Gary Vaynerchuk and Mike Montero, founders of, work in their office in New York. Vaynerchuk says customers waste time waiting at a restaurant when another two blocks away may have a better table; restaurants waste time preparing for diners who can make multiple reservations and easily cancel them at the eleventh hour.