Booth Shapes

Booth seating is one of the most popular in American dining. Customers love it for many reasons, from the added comfort to the sense of increased privacy. When it comes to incorporating this type of seating into your restaurant, there are a few things you should know about booth shapes.

While booth seating, in general, can be a great asset to your location, there are differences in shape that can affect your seating capacity. Certain shapes are better for helping you to use underutilized spaces. Your location will play a role in choosing which one of the popular booth shapes might be best for you.

The most commonly used booth shapes are wall benches, single and double units, L-shaped units, and both circles and half circle units.

Wall benches are ideal for waiting areas because of their increased length. They are typically too long to use as part of a dining area because it would be awkward for customers to navigate, but it all depends on the length of the booth. They are great for large dining hall style seating. They can seat 3-6 people, depending on length.

Single and double units are the most commonly used booth shapes. They come in a range of lengths and widths to accommodate nearly any dining space. They can seat 1-2 people on each side, depending on length.

L-shaped units are ideal for areas with an adjoined wall or corner unit. These are great for utilizing underused corner space in a unique way. It also adds extra privacy and a feeling of seclusion for your guests. L-shaped booths are excellent for serving large parties, but can be purchased in smaller sizes as well. They can seat parties of 3-6, depending on length.

Circles and half circles are another great shape for creating a more private dining experience for your customers and really help you maximize seating capacity. They are perfect for utilizing corner space or as a center anchor for a dining space. A typical three-quarter circle booth can seat 4-6 people while a half circle will typically seat 2-4.