Has anyone had any experience with the above radios in a restaurant setting, with noise etc??
The Kenwood TK-3130 is a GMRS radio, meaning it has frequencies that are dedicated to consumer use. For business use, the TK-3230 is a better choice. It is more lightweight (due to the lithium battery) and it supports business frequencies.
The Motorola CLS1410 and the Kenwood TK-3230 are our most popular radios for restaurants, and either would be a good choice. The Motorola is slightly smaller, but the Kenwood has an extra half watt of power. The extra power shouldn’t be too much of a concern for restaurants, as either radio has sufficient power to cover typical restaurants with no degradation in clarity.