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Boston University seeks to promote table sharing

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Boston University Dining Services has begun offering table cards that solo diners can use to designate whether they would like to sit with others, The Daily Free Press reports.

The cards, which bear the message “This table can be shared,” are aimed to open up more seating, particularly when campus eateries are busy. 

“Specifically, students have expressed having difficulty finding a table during peak meal times in the dining room,” Scott Rosario, director of marketing for BU Dining told The Daily Free Press via email. “In addition, student comments from surveys and focus groups indicated that many of the difficulties in finding a table in the dining room occur when one student is sitting alone at a larger table.”

Student feedback provided to the media outlet appeared positive, with one student noting that the cards seemed to be a low-cost fix for the problem.

Read the full story via The Daily Free Press.

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