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There has been a wait for a table just about every night since Tico, the latest restaurant along 14th Street NW, opened its doors earlier this month. The high demand is a positive sign for an establishment vying for patrons in one of the city’s newly flourishing corridors.

It also means Operations Director Steve Uhr needs to keep diners cycling through the restaurant at a steady clip. For that, Uhr turns to OpenTable, an online reservation system, that allows him to optimize seating so that as many people as possible are served throughout the evening.