Restaurants, especially popular ones that get a lot of traffic, are often at a loss for seats during peak hours. Although conventional semi-formal and formal seating provisions may look like an excellent choice, such seating styles may prove to be far more cumbersome in places where heavy traffic is frequent and where there is a need to maximise seating capacity. A wonderful way to help accommodate both the need for maximum seating and a proper combination of form and function is the incorporation of a trestle table.
Originating in the Middle Ages as the prototypical banqueting table, trestle tables provided the ideal table for nearly all public and most private places, whenever something that provided significant seating capacity was required. Trestle tables could likewise be stowed away, since most versions folded into itself by the middle. This allowed the table to be folded or opened and spread as needed.
Free-standing benches that were as long as the trestle tables allowed for ease of seating, and gave way to free leg movement. In most situations, a trestle table was placed adjacent to a wall, which allowed for seating for both the ‘front’ and ‘back’ areas of the table. If you own or manage a restaurant that frequently falls short of seating during peak hours, then here is why you should consider replacing your conventional tables and chairs with trestle tables:
Advantages of Trestle Tables and Stools
• Superior seating capacity and accessibility – compared to conventional tables and chairs, trestle tables provide greater seating capacity, without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement. Its wide berth and expansive length allows several articles of food and beverages to be comfortably and neatly placed atop it within arm’s reach of customers, while the freestanding benches and equidistant table legs allows for easier and freer leg movement.
• Compactness – in spite of its length, trestle tables appear and function as compact tables, thus freeing up floor space to allow servers and waiters to function more efficiently and with less chance for accidental collisions, spills, or slips.
• Easy storage – trestle tables, being foldable, can easily be stowed and transported. As such, they are the perfect alternative for monoblock tables which can be cumbersome and often time-consuming to assemble and take apart.
• Durability – many trestle tables are still made of timber, driftwood or some other similar sturdy alternative materials, such as stainless steel, aluminium, or plastic. These are durable, long-lasting and low-maintenance materials that are perfect for restaurant settings where everything gets regular and often rigorous abuse from frequent usage.
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