The Latest Pandemic Trend – Mannequins Filling Empty Restaurant Tables
This pandemic has made life really weird. We don't do anything the same and it feels like we're all living in a movie. Well, to make matters even weirder, you might eat dinner next to a mannequin when we can finally go out to eat again.
That's what one restaurant is doing to fill the empty space while they can only fill to certain capacity during the pandemic. WTVO details -
Mannequins dressed in fine 1940’s-style attire were already theatrically staged Thursday at The Inn at Little Washington, tucked in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains about 90 minutes west of Washington, D.C.
Although business restrictions are set to begin easing in some parts of Virginia on Friday, restaurants can only serve dine-in customers in an outdoor space. The three-Michelin-star restaurant has opted to wait until May 29 to resume dining service indoors.
One chef even said -
When we needed to solve the problem of social distancing and reducing our restaurant’s occupancy by half, the solution seemed obvious — fill it with interestingly dressed dummies
And yes, it looks just as creepy as you'd expect -
I think one mannequin is literally proposing? Personally, I'd HATE this. Empty restaurants would be better than a plastic proposal at the table next to you.
But hey, maybe this is our weird, new normal.