How are restaurants turning “dining with social distancing” a fun experience?

Imagine this- you are sitting at your favorite restaurant with your group of friends, enjoying the food, and making memories. Takeouts are convenient, but let’s be real, right now, even introverts are missing dining out with their friends. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and people are now coming in terms with the fact that things won’t be the same again. The food service industry, in particular, is expected to step into a completely new transition.  

How are the restaurants around the world adapting to the change?

After months of lockdown, the government has now announced a few relaxations. Cafes and restaurants are allowed to operate again, but only if they can follow proper hygiene, maintain social distancing, and a few other rules. And a lot of restaurants across the globe are getting creative to attract customers. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most creative ways restaurants are adjusting to the new rules: 

This Restaurant in Netherland has set up tiny greenhouses for their guests to dine while also maintaining social distance. I don’t know about you all, but this is a dream come true for me!

A restaurant in Maryland has purchased “Bumper tables” to help people practice social distancing and also have fun! (Excuse me while I go book a table for myself.)

An Inn in Washington has placed well-dressed Manniqunie at empty tables, so guests will know where to sit. Also, did I say they serve both the real and fake guests?

A restaurant in Paris is using a shield (literally) to maintain social distance while dining. 

A Thailand restaurant is using adorable cartoon dragons at the empty seats. Dining with cute dragons? Count me in!

Speaking of adorable, can we all agree that this Thai restaurant using stuffed pandas to enforce social distancing is the cutest thing ever?



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