Fast Food

This McDonald’s Has No Seats Or Tables, Here’s Why


If you’re ever out in New Jersey, you might find a very peculiar McDonald’s. In one of the company’s newest locations, this McDonald’s has no tables or seating for customers to sit down and enjoy their meal.

According to Business Insider, this is because this McDonald’s was designed specifically for customers strapped for time. The McDonald’s can be found outside of the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City. There, customers can walk up to the restaurant’s window and order their food on foot or go through the drive-thru.

There won’t be any seating for patrons to linger. Nobody’s got time for that.

New Jersey’s commuter McDonald’s is most likely an effort to get wait times significantly lower. Currently, the wait time at this new McDonald’s is about 90 seconds.


The Secret to Grabbing a Good Seat at Any Social Gathering [INFOGRAPHIC]


Or: How Not to Get Stuck Next To Someone That Sucks

It happens to the best of us. No matter how friendly we try to be or how much good karma we attempt to accumulate, sooner or later we’ll wind up at a party with an unbearably awkward seating arrangement – sitting next to some girl who’s convinced we’re hitting on her, or next to some guy we kinda wish was hitting on us.

In these situations, it’s always comforting to know we have our trusty smart phones for backup, but what if you could avoid the awkward chitchat altogether? No, I don’t mean by getting shwasted right before the party (but I like the way your mind works). I mean, by knowing the perfect place to sit for optimal good vibes and maximum party enjoyment, each and every time?


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Luckily, designer Alex Cornell has got the whole musical chairs thing down to a science. According to his infographic “Choosing the Right Seat,” 4 person circle tables are ideal and you’re safe sitting anywhere. 6 person rectangles are a little trickier, especially if you’re in a loud location, where a nice, communal conversation can easily become fragmented. Above all, avoid the 2 table configuration. You can’t really help it if your party has a lot of people, but whatever conversation’s happening at the other table will always sound a million times more interesting than what’s happening at yours. If you do find yourself in a 2 table configuration, just know, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Ah well, human interaction is overrated anyway.

H/T + Picthx Laughing Squid