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When politicians visit diners, who are they trying to reach?

Dec 25, 2023
Diners are often romanticized as democratic restaurants, but are they really for everyone?
Before dropping out of the race in October, former US Vice President Mike Pence (left) visited a New Hampshire diner while campaigning to become the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
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Restaurants say diners are bad at making reservations

Apr 17, 2018
Journalist Marissa Conrad watched careful planning unravel at popular dinner spots.
Restaurants have mixed feelings on how reservation platforms work.
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