Social Distancing: Virginia Restaurant to Fill Empty Tables with Mannequins, Which Won’t be Creepy at All

via The Inn at Little Washington

From WHDH up in Boston:

A highly-rated restaurant says it plans to fill empty tables with mannequins to make social distancing rules less awkward when customers are allowed to return.

The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, plans to open for dinner on May 29 and it could start welcoming guests for half-capacity outdoor seating as early as Friday when coronavirus restrictions are eased, according to Eater Washington DC.

When the restaurant gets the green light to start serving customers inside its dining room, chef Patrick O’Connell plans to seat empty tables with mannequins, the news outlet reported.

O’Connell says the mannequins will be decked out in vintage, 1940s-style outfits.

That doesn’t sound creepy at all.

Imagine you’re enjoying a nice night with your goat cheese salad and Peruvian ceviche, then you look over your shoulder and see this:

We’ll see if the idea catches on. Maybe they’ll do this down at Geno’s and Pat’s. You swing by to get your cheesesteak, and sitting at one of the tables is a mannequin with a Donovan McNabb jersey, sweat pants, and white New Balance sneakers. It would be the authentic South Philly experience, but slightly unnerving.

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9 Responses

  1. CB should loan this restaurant mannequins from the Haddonfield March Madness tourney last year where Kyle promoted $50 gift certificates and still nobody showed up. Heard all the servers were pointing at Kyle and Wankels in the corner and laughing.

    1. We actually did really well that day. Bad info-if you were there, you should have came up and said hello.

  2. it puts the lotion on its skin type vibe or a will smith movie where he is a doctor living in the zombie world and he hits on white mannequins vibe?

  3. Happy to say I sold them those mannequins at half price. AFTER I barebacked each one into oblivion.

  4. Which won’t be creepy….unlike a crossing broad keyparty when you get kyles keys because you know mrs loskowski is into pegging…..

  5. And here i thought this was a philly sports site but clearly its now a tool against good christian folk to make us look bad.

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  7. good thing is that the mannequins tip better than their usual clientele

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