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From left Santosh Jayaram of Table8 Ti Martin of Commanderrsquos Palace Peter Frost of Crainrsquos Chicago Business and moderator Mary Wagstaff of Wagstaff Worldwide

From left: Santosh Jayaram of Table8, Ti Martin of Commander’s Palace, Peter Frost of Crain’s Chicago Business and moderator Mary Wagstaff of Wagstaff Worldwide

How restaurants can attract business diners

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Business diners spend significantly more than typical diners, and remain a lucrative source of revenue for restaurants, but the audience is changing as Millennials join the group, experts said Monday.

Business diners spend as much as 1.6 to 1.8 times as much as a typical diner, Santosh Jayaram, co-founder of Table8, an online restaurant reservation service, said during an NRA Show panel titled “Setting the Table for the New Business Diner.”

The panel was moderated by M

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