Kicker – Bumper tables

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A little bar and grill in Ocean City, Maryland, is doing its part. And it’s using giant, bouncy inner-tubes to do it.

The restaurant is “Fish Tales” and it hired an event-planning company to come up with the idea. So picture this:

Imagine bumper cars at the state fair. Except these are bumper tables: Giant inner tubes surround the tables and stand about waist high. The tables are propped up with metal legs and patrons pop up through a hole cut right in the middle of the table. One person per table, voilà, distancing. But wheels, so it’s social.

AUDIO: [Sound of wheels skittering around]

So you can hear patrons skittering around, safely six feet apart, but still enjoying the party atmosphere, not to mention fresh seafood.

So far, the new tables have been a big hit and the restaurant is hoping for a big bump in revenues, so to speak.

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(Photo/Katie Kirby, Revolution Event Design & Production via AP)

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