Kruse Company president Nancy Kruse asks whether communal tables are here to stay or a flash in the pan. Bret, I’d love to get your take on a trend that has me scratching my head. It seems that communal tables are all the rage in restaurant design at the moment, to the extent that serious publications like The Atlantic are devoting lots of space to parsing their appeal and analyzing what they reveal about the zeitgeist. So far, expert opinions seem to be divided into two camps. What ...

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