Factors To Consider About Restaurant Seating

Factors To Consider About Restaurant Seating


Many new restaurant business owners don’t effectively optimize their dining room space so they can get in the right amount of seating without compromising the flow of customers and wait staff at the tables. They purchase mismatched furniture pieces found at yard sales or secondhand stores. They place the furniture in weird configurations and do not allow for enough room for people to sit comfortably in the seating area.

Here at California Stools, Bars and Dinettes, we have been helping restaurant industry owners and managers select the right seating for their commercial eating establishment. Whether they are operating a fine dining restaurant, sports pub or casual eatery, you can find the right furniture piece here at our two Bay Area store locations. We offer both outdoor dining area and indoor dining furniture to our customers.

We offer bar stools and restaurant chairs that offers the perfect comfortable seating for diners. We also offer the lowest prices in California while the durability of our restaurant furniture will last for as long as your restaurant stays in business. Here are several factors to consider when purchasing restaurant seating.

How Will You Serve People?

Service will be different in varying restaurant settings. Are you operating a sandwich shop where people will come up to the counter and order food that they can eat there or take home? Will wait staff serve people? Will you have a mixture of a self-service buffet area and a sit-down space with wait staff?

Each arrangement will allow a certain amount of seating. You can place tables and chairs closer together for quick service restaurants since you won’t have servers carrying trays of food between tables. Meanwhile, fine dining normally gives a more private atmosphere as tables will be spaced out further away and servers may push dessert carts up to tables.

What Types Of Tables Will Be In The Restaurant?

The type of table you have will determine your seating arrangement. Round, square and rectangular tables will dictate seating and the amount of room you need to have for people to sit comfortably while waiters are moving from table to table along aisles. If you are placing rectangular tables in a room, you must allow for a minimum 18 inches of space with a chair at a table and 16 inches of space between chairs to allow for an aisle.

Draw Out Your Layout Plans

Measure the dimensions of your space and create your restaurant seating layout. Place in counter spaces, bars, wait staff service stations and greeter booths so you can have all the restaurant elements in the design. Maximize corners and strange architectural layouts with a variety of tables and booths so you can fit in as much seating as possible and max out your seating capacity. Once you see how your dining establishment will look in the plans, make it come to life by purchasing your food establishment furniture from the best in commercial restaurant furniture California Stools, Bars, and Dinettes.