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  1. OpenTable Adds New "Vaccinated" Tag for Customers

    We recently wrote about how Yelp had updated it’s business tools to allow restaurants to publicize their COVID-19 vaccine policy for both customers and employees. Now OpenTable, the ubiquitous reservation service, has announced a new feature that allows restaurants to verify customers’ vaccination status. As reported by The Verge, the feature will launch later this month and will allow restaurants to “tag diners as ‘verified’ for meeting entry requirements”.   Continue reading →
  2. 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Patio

    There is still plenty of time to enjoy the summer sunshine in your own private space. If you’re looking for a simple DIY way to refresh your outdoor spaces, has a few easy ideas for where to start. The best part about most of these projects is that you determine the scope. You can start with something as simple as adding a few potted plants, or go full out and buy a new set of patio furniture. Even if you just want a weekend project with the kids, there are a number of easy ways you can refresh your patio within a range of budgets. Keep reading for our ideas!  Continue reading →
  3. Restaurants Can Advertise Vaccination Policies on Yelp

    Yelp has announced a new feature that will allow businesses to post their COVID vaccination policies on their profile, as The Verge reports. Yelp has been adding pandemic related features to business pages over the last year, and this is the latest effort. This is yet another tool for restaurants and hospitality businesses to manage all of the risks and intricacies that are a sad reality of the ongoing pandemic, especially as things like mask mandates and vaccination policies are becoming increasingly controversial.  Continue reading →
  4. Restaurants: High-Impact Hospitality

    For diners, restaurants are places to relax, socialize, and most importantly, eat! Your average consumer probably knows that a restaurant kitchen is a hectic environment, with heat, steam, smoke and noise galore. What a lot of people don’t realize is that restaurants in general are very high-impact environments! It’s not just the kitchen that sees abuse, the entire facility is subject to very hard use by customers and employees, from the seating to the door handles to accessories that most people don’t even consider.  Continue reading →
  5. Restaurant Revitalization Fund Already Tapped Out

    Restaurant Revitalization Fund Already Tapped Out
    The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), part of the American Rescue Plan that congresses passed in March this year, is a grant program that was thought to be a lifeline for restaurants that have been struggling during the pandemic. However, the grant program is already running out of money. With $65 billion worth of applications already received since it opened on...
  6. Choosing A Table Base For A Granite Or Marble Table Top

    RSQ1828-Coffee-Table Choosing a table base can be tricky enough with our wide selection, and the process becomes a bit more complicated when stone table tops come into play. Due to their sheer weight, extra consideration is required when deciding on the most appropriate table base for your beautiful granite top. We think about the size, height, weight and use for your table, and try to come up with the most appropriate solution. Read on for some helpful tips on how to pair your granite or marble top with a table base from Browse Table Bases for Stone Tables Continue reading →

    Adobe Spark We make it easy to create beautiful glass table tops with our glass table top adapter! Shown is our RFL750 stainless steel base, at dining height with a 48" diameter glass table top. Keep Reading --->     Normally, you'll see a black square or star shaped piece at the top of our table bases. That part is called the mounting plate (sometimes called a "spider" because of the shape of the arms), and has screw holes for attaching wood or other permeable table tops.       Obviously, you can't attach your glass table top with screws, so instead of using a spider, you swap it for the glass top adapter. Continue reading →
  8. Accessible Dining, Banquet And Bar Tables And Bases

    ADA Diagram copy   It's a good practice for hospitality business owners to consider the range of different guests they serve, and to try to think of the best ways to make everyone comfortable. Do your guests have allergies? Children? Perhaps they have limited vision and travel with a service animal. There are a range of different circumstances your business should be prepared to handle. One of the questions we get quite often is, "How do I make wheelchair accessible tables?" With that in mind, this post is an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which provides guidelines (actually, hard and fast rules) for how restaurateurs should accommodate guest's using wheelchairs, to make sure they can enjoy your hospitality in comfort. Shop Accessible Table Bases Continue reading →
  9. How Many Guests Can I Seat at My Table?

    We know that visualizing a project before it's complete can often be a challenge. To help you create the perfect table for your space, we've put together a handy little diagram showing how many guests you can fit comfortably different sizes of tables, as well as some handy tips for choosing the best size and shape table for your dining space. While it can sometimes be hard to find a complete dining set in the size and shape you want, with the help of you can pick your table top, table base, and chairs separately, to find the perfect size and shape for your dining area. Continue reading for more info! Virtual Assistant: Find A Base for Your Table Top Continue reading →
  10. Can I Have my Base Cut to a Custom Height

    DC05713422 We often have customers ask if we can custom-cut our table bases to specific heights. Maybe you have unique chairs that are a bit taller than standard, or are trying to match an existing countertop. You can order a custom height table base from, just give us a call to place your order over the phone. Not all of our products can be custom cut, for example, most vintage cast iron models with decorative columns are not customizable. However, most of our bases with steel columns can be custom-cut (click the button below to see a complete list of table bases that can be cut to custom heights). Custom Height Table Bases Continue reading →