Communal-style fixtures are increasingly getting a seat at the table in restaurant design. These “communal,” “community” or “gathering” tables generally can seat eight to 16 people and have grown more widespread, from hip urban bistros and gastropubs to more suburban chain operations. Burlington, Vt.-based Bruegger’s Bagels has been adding the tables in new construction and remodeled units since April 2010. Mooyah Burgers & Fries introduced them ...

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