Blow-up dolls and pandas become dinner guests as restaurants try to fill empty seats

  • May 14, 2020
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Inflatable dolls seated in restaurant booth

Restaurants are beginning to reopen at limited capacity as stringent social distancing rules replace the stay-at-home orders that closed their dining rooms when the coronavirus pandemic began.

New standards of dining, however, have made for a lot of empty seats. 

In the meantime, restaurant owners are finding creative solutions to fill vacant tables, privatize customers’ dining experiences and maximize space in what would otherwise be a crowded dining room.

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