Mediamatic Eten in Amsterdam has decided to offer its four-course vegetarian menu in individual greenhouses to follow social distancing regulations.
These glass-enclosed homes can fit up to three people. Meals are run to tables by servers wearing gloves and face shields.
In Thailand, customers must sit diagonally from each other even if they are dining together, so the Maison Saigon filled the empty seats with giant stuffed pandas to show customers what seats must be blocked off.
There is also a clear divider between the halves of the table to prevent any germs from crossing the tables.
According to WTHR, the restaurant’s owner thought this would encourage single person dining as well since the diner would have something to sit across from while enjoying a meal.
A McDonald’s unit in the Netherlands unveiled its social distancing model which includes table service, meals delivered on trolleys, floor decals and barriers.
This will be the layout for over 200 restaurants in the Netherlands once approved. This week, McDonald’s U.S. unveiled its own social-distancing reopening plans including changes to the beverage bar and dine-in operations.
The independent restaurant Inn at Little Washington in Virginia plans to use mannequins sitting at tables blocked off to maintain social distancing guidelines. Every mannequin is dressed in full outfits, complete with jewelry.
But, they’re not the only one. Open Hearth in South Carolina has also used look-alike humans to fill empty tables. Instead of mannequins, the Southern restaurant is using blow-up dolls in wigs and clothing.
Taking cues from China’s reopening, Pubbelly Sushi in Miami has created pods for each table that will be in place when the city of Miami lifts restrictions on May 18.
The pods stand between six feet and eight feet tall, made with dense polyethylene plastic sheets framed in wooden borders. They will seat up to six guests each and are meant to separate guests from each other, as well as from restaurant staff.
Burger King is currently testing an app to book a table in select Italy units. This app would allow customers to order, pay and reserve a table to eat at or take-out all before reaching the chain.
Testing begins at three Milan units once lockdown is lifted in one of the hardest-hit countries on June 1.