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    • Use a tape measure to determine the dining room's length and width. Multiply these two measurements to get the total square footage for the entire dining room.
    • Measure any sections of the dining room that will not contain seats. These non-seating areas typically include the restaurant's waiting room, cash register, salad bar or beverage stations.
    • Subtract the non-seating area from the total area of each dining room. If your restaurant has more than one dining area, repeat Steps One through Three for each room and add the results together.
    • Divide the result from Step Three by 15 to determine the maximum seating capacity for the restaurant. This allows for 15 square feet of space for each customer.
    • Personal Space
    • The Formula
    • A Sample Calculation
    • Personal Space The Key

    The key to the entire calculation is how much “personal space,” in inches, is to be allowed per spectator. Companies that sell and install bleachers have sometimes recommended allowing 18-inches per spectator. However, this number may be a bit optimistic in many situations. 24-inches of personal space per fan is perhaps a more appropriate number. A consideration of the expected mix of fans in a given bleacher section is useful here. For example, the average personal space needed per spectator in a student section may be a little less than that required, on average, in a section slated for use by the general public. Also, those that manage each venue must determine the relative balance to be struck between fan comfort and stadium revenue. In venues where sellouts are expected to be common, it may be tempting to allow less seating space for each fan. However, the risk here is that uncomfortable fans may be less inclined to spend at concessions. There is also the risk that fans will be...

    The formula to be used in calculating capacity is: Rows x Length x Inches / Personal Space = Seating Capacity In abbreviated form, this looks like: R x L x I / P = C

    So, let’s calculate a sample bleacher section. We’ll allow 24-inches of personal space per individual to allow for a decent level of fan comfort. For this example, there are 20 rows, so R = 20. Each row is 30-feet long, so L = 30. To convert to inches, we have to multiply by 12, so I = 12. Therefore, the first part of our calculation looks like this: 20 x 30 x 12, which equals 7200. That is, this section of bleachers, consisting of 20 rows with each row 30-feet long, has 7200 linear inches of bleacher space. Finally, this number is divided by the number of inches allotted to each person. When 7200 is divided by 24, a seating capacity of 300 is established for this sample bleacher section. The calculation looks like this: 20 x 30 x 12 / 24 = 300 If only 18-inches of personal space was to be allotted, the capacity of this section would rise to 400, the result of dividing 7200 by 18. The calculation looks like this: 20 x 30 x 12 / 18 = 400

    The key consideration is clearly the personal space allotted to an average attendee. This requires estimating the spectator mix. What percentage will be young children? How many will be mature adults? Answer these questions successfully, and you’ll be well on your way to knowing the true seating capacity at your stadium.

  2. Jul 14, 2020 · How to Calculate the Seating Capacity of a Restaurant. Planning the layout and seating capacity of a restaurant dining room involves more than just setting some tables and chairs out in a room.

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  3. Oct 02, 2019 · Seating capacity by table shape. Dining table shape greatly affects how easy it is to seat and accommodate diners. In order of most efficient to least efficient seating capacity, rectangular tables reign supreme. Followed by oval, round, and lastly, square. Below, we provide the seating capacities for various table shapes and sizes.

  4. Dec 01, 2015 · How to Determine Table Seating Capacity for Table Top Sizes. Each table style and size has varying seating capacities. As a rough/general rule, every 24″ of table edge length will accommodate one chair. For example, a 42 x 72″ table will accommodate 8 chairs. One on each end (42″/24″ = 1.75, one chair) and three on each side (72″/24 ...

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