System and method for reducing excess capacity for restaurants and other industries during off-peak or other times

  • US 6,741,969 B1
  • Filed: 05/30/2000
  • Issued: 05/25/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for enabling one or more users to request incentives to dine at one or more user selected restaurants, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a web site for receiving requests from users for incentives for dining at one or more user selected restaurants, the request including one or more user specified dining parameters;

    processing the one or more incentive requests to dynamically determine for an individual user whether incentives should be provided to the user, the determination being made based on at least the user specified dining parameters and one or more restaurant specified business rules;

    providing a response to the user indicating if any incentives are being offered to the user by the one or more restaurants; and

    receiving at the web site a selection from the user for an offered incentive.

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