Restaurant Uses Inflatable Bumper Tables To Maintain Social Distancing

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From building treehouses, greenhouses and drawing circles on the floor in chalk, everyone is determined to maintain social distancing to curtail the spread of Covid-19. This fish and grill restaurant in Maryland, USA, is no different…

At Fish Tales Bar & Grill, owner Donna Harman came up with the idea to use inflatable bumper tables for her diners during the pandemic after she saw the design from Revolution Event Design & Production. The CEO of the company said, “We wanted to come up with a creative and fun way to keep everyone safe and compliant, but still bring back the social and festive and party aspect of the event.”


Harman’s restaurant has always prioritised the casual luxury of cracking a cold one with the boys and enjoying fresh seafood and grilling. With the coronavirus limiting her customers’ socialisation, she decided it would be best for business to adapt to the situation and bring a solution to the problem.

Now, with the new tables, customers can still have fun, talk and eat while maintaining a safe distance from each other. She said, “If you come in to get a pound of shrimp and a beer, you can stand in one of these and walk around and look at things and talk to people.”

The tables are basically donuts on wheels, and you’re the jelly-filled centre. It is designed to accommodate 4 to 6 feet tall diners and the wide circumference ensures customers will maintain a safe distance from one another.

Since Maryland is still under strict lockdown, Harman only managed to test out her idea with a small group of family members on a weekend to see if it was feasible. It turned out to be a huge success for Harman, and a fun and safer dining experience for those who showed up. Harman said that as soon as lockdown is lifted, the tables are sure to be a big hit.

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