How to plan for communal tables

Considerations, tips and best practices from restaurants with experience

Communal-style fixtures are increasingly getting a seat at the table in restaurant design.

These “communal,” “community” or “gathering” tables generally can seat eight to 16 people and have grown more widespread, from hip urban bistros and gastropubs to more suburban chain operations.

Burlington, Vt.-based Bruegger’s Bagel

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