Robots, lampshades and mannequins: How restaurants around the world are adapting to the coronavirus
But in some cases, a return to business does not look like a return to the way things were.
Here are five ways restaurants around the world have adapted to life under the coronavirus.
Plastic or plexiglass partitions positioned to divide diners are popping up across Asia. Restaurants in Europe are following suit.
One restaurant in France is even trying to attract diners with lampshade-like plastic coverings, which are also a novelty in themselves. Mathieu Manzoni, the director of the Parisian restaurant, H.A.N.D., told the Associated Press that the shields offered a “pretty, more poetic” option for virus-weary customers. The designer of Plex’Eat, as the plastic bubbles hanging from the ceiling are called, told the AP he was inspired by pods he saw in a store in Thailand.
Mannequins can serve as a way to keep people seated far apart without the space looking eerily empty. These are not the scary lifelike …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]