Restaurant Seating Key Terms
Let restaurant seating terminology guide you in making choices for your establishmentThere are a variety of options when it comes to selecting restaurant seating for your establishment. It is important to have the comfort of dining booths in addition to the flexibility of side chairs. Also, if you are going to cater many large events, it is important to take into consideration the comfort that banquet chairs can offer to your customers. Take the time to familiarize yourself with restaurant seating key terms to make the right seating choices.
Bar stoolsBar stools are not only used for sitting at the bar. Bar stools are any high-top chair that can be used for sitting at cocktail tables or in the foyer of your establishment. Some bar stools are tall and just have a seat cushion, while others resemble more of a high-standing chair with a back and arms.
Booster seatsBooster seats are for children who can sit by themselves. A booster seat is a portable attachment that sits on the top of a chair, raising the child up so that they can reach the table.
Cluster seatingCluster seating refers to a table and chairs that are all connected to one unit. Although flexibility with cluster seating may be limited, it is a good space saver.
Side chairA side chair is any chair with a high back and no arms. Side chairs can be used in addition to chairs with arms to create a variety of seating options.
Banquet chairsBanquet chairs are specifically designed with the idea that a customer will be sitting in them for a prolonged amount of time. They often provide more cushion than most restaurant chairs and can be easily stacked for storage and flexibility purposes.
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