Fancy bumping into you! Restaurant unveils ‘bumper tables’ on wheels to keep diners safely six feet apart
- Fish Tales in Ocean City ordered ‘social distancing tables’ for when it reopens
- Ten tables look like inner tubes, fitted onto a metal frame on wheels for patrons
- The bar and grill unveiled the custom-designed tables in a Facebook live stream
A Maryland restaurant has unveiled innovative ‘bumper tables’ on wheels – designed to keep diners safely six feet apart.
Fish Tales, nestled by the Bay in Ocean City, showed off the ‘social distancing tables’ in a Facebook livestream when they arrived at the seafood eatery on Saturday.
Shaped like inner tubes, the ten custom-made tables aim to keep customers six-feet apart while they enjoy drinks from the bar.
The customer would stand at the center of the ring of rubber, which is fitted onto a metal frame with wheels to allow patrons to move around the premises.
In a video posted to the Fish Tales Facebook page this weekend, staff members are seen emerging from the back of a truck inside the ‘social distancing tables’.
Fish Tales in Ocean City, Maryland unveiled their new ‘social distancing tables’ in a Facebook livestream on Saturday (pictured)
Staff members walk through the Bay area and down a pier inside the tables, which are designed to look like inner tubes
‘If you would like to get on a table, they will be available here at Fish Tales whenever we are allowed to serve,’ the camerawoman said. ‘Only at Fish Tales can you find these special tables for social distancing.’
The footage then follows the restaurant staff as they walk the tables, designed by Revolution Event Design and Production in Baltimore, along a pier and towards the eatery.
‘We’re always trying to be fun here at Fish Tales,’ she continues.
Fish Tales is currently only open for takeout services, with on-site dining at restaurants and bars still prohibited across the state amid the coronavirus crisis.
The employees then congregated in the bar and grill’s parking lot to demonstrate how the tables would work
Fish Tales is currently only open for takeout services, with on-site dining at restaurants and bars still prohibited across the state amid the coronavirus crisis
Around 2,023 people have died as a result of the deadly virus in Maryland, with 2,817 having recovered.
The eatery’s owner Donna Harman told TMZ she plans to debut the specially-designed tables as soon as on-site services resume in the state.
She added that the ten tables will most likely be used in the parking lot, and hopes to buy more than the 10 the restaurant has already commissioned.
Shawn Harmon added: ‘We’ve taken this very seriously from the beginning, and we just want to let everyone know what we’ve done in the interim to make sure that everybody stays safe and Ocean City can stay open.’