“If local restaurateurs have their way,
People go out to be with other people and in the company of other people, however when they get there, they are shy! What if a restaurant starts seating complete strangers together at the same table. Yes there are going to be times where you will think this is not a great idea, however in order to grow human beings need to experience new things. It is no different than sitting next to complete stranger on a plane or train. If some authority figure, the host or hostess seats you next to someone, that is more comfortable than you picking a seat next to someone that you think might be interesting.
OK Chicago, starting January 1 every restaurant in the city will have a Communal Table, what do you think?