One way to obtain used restaurant seating is to seek out retailers that buy and sell used restaurant furniture such as chairs, bar stools and booths. ACityDiscount.com and Hudson Valley Restaurant Equipment offer various pieces of used restaurant seating, but selection is limited in style and design. Another method is to monitor auction sites such as PCI Auction Group, which sells used restaurant equipment.
Used restaurant seating can be purchased in person or online, where buyers can view images of the item and read a brief description. Listings also inform buyers as to how many pieces are available for purchase. In some cases, only a few pieces are available, and in other cases buyers can buy numerous pieces of the same item.
Commercial-quality seating is a must for restaurants, because seating must be sturdy enough for heavy use. Asking questions and verifying that used seating is restaurant-grade helps avoid future problems such as customer discomfort.
Restaurant seating has an impact on flooring, and buyers should be aware of what type of seating is best for wood floors or carpeted areas. Comfort is another important feature to consider, and the height and size of seating has an impact on guest turnover. Large, cozy seating is a good choice for restaurants that don't mind guests lingering indefinitely, and smaller seating options lead to faster guest turnover.